• Two Voices from Korea

    Two Voices from Korea

  • Two Voices from Korea

    Two Voices from Korea


Two Voices from Korea

a film by Sung-Hyung Cho

Two Voices from Korea

Germany | 2016 | 82:00 min

Original Title:
Zwei Stimmen aus Korea

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While Bang Gye Yong starts singing the song "Beloved Leader and his endless love of his people" at a socialist concert hall in Pjöngjang, 200 kilometres south, in a dingy basement in Seoul, a loud "Grrrrrhhh" is resounding simultaneously. Hu Sun-Gyung is screaming into the microphone: "Dad, it's your fault that I have become slut!"
One with the collar of her white blouse buttoned up, a badge with the face of the North Korean Leader Kim Jong II pinned onto it, her hair cut short and neatly, wearing a dark-coloured costume; the other wearing a red checkered shirt worn over a print T-shirt, tight, stripy trousers, with bleach blond hair. One with a nice soprano voice, accompanied by a classical orchestra, the other a wailing guitar and screaming punk band.
In a double portrayal the film tells the story of two young students in divided Korea, whose differing life circumstances are hard to believe. Gye Yong lives in an oppressive, totalitarian society, seemingly in an outdated regime, Sun-Gyung lives in an intimidating, high-powered, male dominated society. But both women are trying to find happiness and to realise their own personal dreams, despite living in one of the collective environments, shaped by Korean culture, with very little room for individual development.
nominated for Grimme Award
Cast and Crew
  • Director Sung-Hyung Cho
  • Director of Photography Julia Daschner, Thomas Schneider
  • Sound Bernd von Bassewitz
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Production Company
Kundschafter Filmproduktion GmbH
Reinickendorfer Strasse 17, 13347 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 700800800

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