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On the mean streets of animal town
Friday, September 25th, 2009

In Jeon Kyu-Hwan’s second film Animal Town, two contrasting characters take us around the streets of Seoul. Oh, an ex-convict, is a construction worker who is going to be evicted because they are going to knock down the house where he lives, and after getting the sack, ends up driving a taxi. Kim, on the other hand, runs a family business, which is also in financial trouble.

The film initially seems to be about the crisis and how this affects different sectors of society, but later on when the two characters who have kept something from the audience are linked by a homeless girl, things take a different turn.

The director wanted to show the dark side of urban society and is proud to have shot a full-length film with a budget of 17,000 dollars. None of the actors worked for a salary and Lee Jun-Hyuk, who plays one of the leading roles in the film, said that it was the power of the character that attracted him to accept the part.


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