Park Chan-wook, best known for his revenge flick, OLDBOY, joined forces with his brother Park Chan-kyong to shoot his latest film PARANMANJANG. The film runs for approximately 30 minutes and it was shot solely on an i-Phone and only cost 150 million won, roughly $133,000.
In an interview with reporters, Park Chan-wook credits the familiarity of the new technology with the strange, unsettling effects created on audience members because the medium is one “that viewers are used to.”
“Paranmanjang,” which means a “life full of ups and downs” in Korean, is about a man transcending his current and former lives. He catches a woman while fishing in a river in the middle of the night. They both end up entangled in the line and he thinks she is dead.
Suddenly, though, she wakes up, strangles him and he passes out. When the woman awakens him, she is wearing his clothing and he hers. She cries and calls him “father.”
Filmgoers can expect PARANMANJANG in South Korean theaters on January 27, 2011.