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Pluto (명왕성)

명왕성 (myeong-wang-song)

Directed by Shin Su-won (신수원)

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120min | Release date in South Korea :

Shin Su-won follows up his acclaimed short Modern Family - Circleline with a portrait of high school honors students willing to go to extremes to get into a prestigious university. "Pluto" shares a critical eye and complex narrative with its spiritual predecessor, "Bleak Night".


Pluto | HanCinema Reviews

  • [HanCinema's Film Hall of Fame Review] "Pluto": Cosmic Cruelty

    In the spotlight this week: Shin Su-won's "Pluto"... The competitive culture Korean students are expected to thrive in is brutal; pressures that mark the ugly side of Korea's scholastic game of snakes and ladders. Students are expected to go above and beyond their personal passions and perform across a wide array of subjects and skills to become, or at least aim to be, polymaths and scholarly sages. It is not enough to hold a degree from a credited institution, one must climb the most prestigious ivory tower around while resisting the very real impulse to jump off somewhere along the way,...More
  • [HanCinema's Image Gallery] "Pluto"

    A selection of shots from Shin Su-won's "Pluto"... Shin Su-won's 2013 film "Pluto" depicts, in no uncertain terms, the harsh demands young Korean students have to bear in order to succeed. It's an unbridled examination into the individuals at the bottom of Korea's pressure cooker; students who carry the cruel weight of unrealistic expectation from family, friends, and a society that dogmatically persists in narrow rubrics of success and self-worth. It's hard-hitting and fatalistic, but it's an important commentary nonetheless, one that is not only culturally significant, but beautiful realized. Enjoy! [Spoilers],...More

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 Son Seung-hyun (손승현)
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120 min 
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Airing dates : 2013/07/11
South Korean Box Office
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As of 2013.08.04 : 16 420 admissions (total)
As of 2013.07.28 : 15 850 admissions (total)
As of 2013.07.21 : 13 782  admissions (total)
As of 2013.07.14 : 7 300 admissions (total)

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