Water Bill (Soorise) (1984)|
Production : Seoul Film Group
Director : Hong Gi-seon
Year of Production : 1984
Genre : Documentary
Format : 8mm/Color
Running Time : 35 minutes
It’s a documentary film about the farmers of Gure, Jeollanam-do, in their struggle against the government’s taking of farm produce as tax. The staff went on location to the struggle, filming a documentary with the interviews of farmers as well as reenactments of events that took place during the struggle.
A documentary that effectively uses reenactments in which the subjects play themselves. (Kim Dong-won)
Director Bio : Hong Gi-seon (1957- )
Born in 1957, in Seoul. He was active as a member of Yalrasyeong Film Group during his time at Seoul National University directing Living (Senghwal) (1983), Water Bill (1984), and Blue Bird (1986, Collaborative Director). He made his feature length directorial debut in 1992 with Cutting the Sorrow With a Knife Stuck in the Chest (Gaseum-e dodneun kallo seulpeum-eul jaleugo) and received positive reviews. Then, after a long hiatus, he made a comeback in 2003 with Choice (Seon-taek), which deals with the lives of political prisoners.