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'Socialphobia' sets records in independent movie history in Korea surpassing 100,000 in three days

2015/03/16 | 573 views | Permalink | Source

"Socialphobia" surpassed 100,000 viewers for the shortest time among all independent movies in Korea.

In three days since the release date, "Socialphobia" brought 111,829 people to the theater setting the records to surpass 100,000 viewers in the shortest time among all independent movies released.

The record is ahead compared to the popular films last year: 'Grand Budapest Hotel by 6 days, 'Han Gong-ju' by 9 days, and 'My Love, Don't Cross That River' by 6 days.

As of March 15th, the accumulated number of viewers is 154,601 and it is expected to easily go over the records of 'Han Gong-ju', which 220,000 people watched last year.

Movie "Socialphobia" is a SNS chase film, in which the protagonists dig up the truth about the death of one person, caused by online bullying, as to whether it was a suicide or a murder.

The movie is the first full length film by director Hong Seok-jae, who has been awarded several times for short film projects sporting young artistic taste and higher level of perfection. He was awarded Directors Guild Award from the 19th Busan International Film Festival, NETPAC (The Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema) Award, and Audience Choice Award and Best Actress Award from the 40th Seoul Independent Film Festival.

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