Waikiki Brothers (와이키키 브라더스) (2001)

  • July 5, 2024 | 8:00 PM - 9:45 PM | Friday
  • Oldham Theatre

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Original Title: 와이키키 브라더스
Year: 2001
Director: Yim Soon-Rye
Runtime: 109 min
Country: South Korea
Language: Korean with English subtitles
Rating: NC16

Synopsis

Waikiki Brothers is a traveling cover band that has seen better days. For their latest nightclub gig, the struggling musicians head to bandleader Seong-woo’s hometown of Suanbo. Seong-woo reunites with his old friends and high school crush, all of whom harbour unfulfilled dreams of becoming music artists. These encounters, both nostalgic and painful, force Seong-woo to revisit and reckon with his life choices.

A tender exploration of youthful dreams and their pursuit against adversity, the film is the sophomore feature of Director Yim soon-rye, one of the few leading female auteurs of New Korean cinema. Waikiki Brothers garnered critical acclaim, opening the 2nd Jeonju International Film Festival and inspired a stage musical adaptation.


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