Haru (One Day)
42 minute, Drama, Seoul South Korea
Directed by Jaeboum Park
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Jaebeom Park was born in 1980 in Seoul. In 2006, he won an award for excellence in the 7th Korean Visual Art Festival by dramatizing a Novel called "Parade" by Yoshida Shuichi. He has a deep interest in and affection for HD movies, hence the production of the HD drama "One Day" with production support from the Seoul Institute of the Arts and Panasonic Korea. Jaebeom Park is writing a series of production stories on "One Day" for Video Plus which is a production magazine for film professionals. Recently, he is also doing post-production on his Korean-Japanese joint production of the HD horror movie "Hwan."
Director's Statement on the Film
One day while reading a newspaper, I was struck by an article which said about an unforeseen murder case.
‘Salaried man’s accidental murder..’ Is it a twist of fate of something?
The murderer is a young man who is as ordinary as can be. And the victim is a service enterprise staff in real estate business. It is not a very important matter why the young man killed somebody and why the victim had to be killed for nothing.. It is just one of the many murder cases which is not ultimately considered.
However, it is a matter for regret because one man’s life possessed with an ironic fate could go out vainly in one day as a failing light. How one day, once hold a hope, drift toward an quite hopeless condition.. As I look back their one day, I have a doubt what did the youths’ miserable fate hold, and what do we oblivious of many things by misfortune. Despite recomposing film of real story, as I previously mentioned, I have no intention of putting an end to it. As compared a life to a marathon, a short-distance race is of little use of in our lives. Sometimes we take an objective view but sometimes we take an extremely subjective point of view even when we should not. In film, it is the way to look at the truth through their own desire and ordinary days.. But, confusion between memory and reality gets to continue, and the real things lies deeper. It is a matter of course that swallow it if sweet and spit it out if bitter.. This film will give you a different relish and will flatter your five senses for sure. And these will be carried away by your innermost thoughts. I hope you to enjoy recollecting the memories like your diary kept in the back of a drawer...