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18th(2016)



22(Her Brave Life)

트레일러 재생

GUO Ke

  • Korea, China
  • 2015
  • 112min
  • DCP
  • color
  • Documentary

Violence Body Documentary

SYNOPSIS

An estimated 200,000 Chinese women were forced into prostitution by the Japanese army during WWII. Most of the victims suffered through unimaginable violence and brutality, many have died before the war’s end. The ones that did manage to return home, were shunned by their family and the society. Many survivors lived the rest of their lives with disease or permanent disability.
 Today, there are only twenty two Chinese “Comfort Women” survivors remain. With a sensitive and artistic approach, this documentary uncovers the impact of war crimes on these women’s lives, highlighting their thoughts, attitudes and spirits after such immeasurable hardships.


Program Note

 line-height:115%;mso-ascii-font-family:\" 맑은=\"\" 고딕\";mso-ascii-theme-font:major-latin;=\"\" mso-fareast-font-family:\"맑은=\"\" 고딕\";mso-fareast-theme-font:major-latin;mso-hansi-font-family:=\"\" \"맑은=\"\" 고딕\";mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin\"=\"\">The documentary 22 opens with the funeral scene of an old woman who had been taken
 by the Japanese Imperial Army for the reason that her husband was a member of
 the anti-Japanese army. The camera moves to the site of the comfort station in
 Shanxi province. While these parallel scenes show that the old woman passes
 away as the collapsed remains of the comfort station, what is left is the fight
 over the memories? The title of this documentary, ’22,’ refers to the number of surviving comfort women in mainland
 China as of 2014.


 
 

 line-height:115%;mso-ascii-font-family:\" 맑은=\"\" 고딕\";mso-ascii-theme-font:major-latin;=\"\" mso-fareast-font-family:\"맑은=\"\" 고딕\";mso-fareast-theme-font:major-latin;mso-hansi-font-family:=\"\" \"맑은=\"\" 고딕\";mso-hansi-theme-font:major-latin\"=\"\">The most familiar figure to Korean
 audiences would be Park Cha-sun, who speaks in Hubei dialect but still
 remembers some Japanese phrases like “Irasshaimase, dojo,” sings Korean folk
 songs like ‘Arirang’, ‘Baekdoraji’, and still remains in China. She tries to
 avoid speaking of her own past in details. Lin Ailan, a soldier for the
 Communist Party, proudly tells her stories of the anti-Japanese struggle,
 singing a song emphasizing the will to beat the Japanese devils off. She,
 however, does not want to tell her of experience of 2 years in the comfort station.
 Some women even swear an oath to take their past with them to their graves.
 Victims are afraid of remembering their pasts, and an activist, who strived for
 this issue for 30 years, says that she would not have brought any more torment
 to these women had she known that this would be the case. While the surviving
 victims bring an open accusation of the Japanese war crimes, there has been no
 proper apology whatsoever from Japanese government. The last words on this film
 are that the achievement of 30 years of struggle is nothing but more pain for
 the surviving victims. This demonstrates to us that the issues of war and
 colonization are still in progress. During the production of this film, one
 more victim passed away. With the 21 surviving victims, the fight over memories
 will grow only fiercer. [HEO Yoon]

Director

  • GUO Ke GUO Ke

    설명 준비중입니다.

Credit

  • Producer김원동 KIM Won-dong
  • Cast Mao Yinmei , Lin Ailan, Li Meijin
  • Cinematography Cai Tao
  • Editor Xiang Yang
  • Music FÜR ALINA, Arvo Pärt, Alexander MALTE