The Foreigner

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FILM NAME

醬狗

YEAR

2020 | 105 min

AWARDS & FESTIVAL

2017 Directions on Providing Funds for Domestically Produced Motion Pictures
2015 TOKYO FILMeX Film Festival / Next Masters Support Program (Project Development Fund)

SALES CONTACT

Joint Entertainment International Inc. – James C LIU

TEL

+886-2-2720-6007 #19

MOBILE

+886-922-611-535

Born and raised in Seoul, Korea. Gwang-yong is a troubled youth of mixed- race. His father Jui-hsiang, is second-generation Hwagyo (ethnic Chinese living in Korea), who is a man of both integrity and pride, and also a workaholic; whereas his mother Mi-sook, is a witty Korean woman, who is the perfect combination of good wife and wise mother. Gwang-yong has been struggling with his identity ever since childhood, not only does he often gets called “Jang-gae” (derogatory word for Chinese) by Korean, but he also suffers from racial discrimination and school bullying after his father transferred him from an overseas Chinese school to a local Korean public middle school. One day, Gwang-yong is informed that he has won a scholarship to study in America and was all excited to get a new lease of life, until he shockingly discovers that his family has been hiding his father’s terminal cancer from him and now has only a few days left to live. As Jui- hsiang’s condition deteriorates, dark family secrets begin to unravel, whereas long-buried issues eventually drive the situation into a desperate crisis.

CREDIT

DIRECTOR CHANG Chih-wei
PRODUCER James C LIU
CAST HO Yeh-wen, LIM Yea Eun, Joey YU, LEE Hang-na
PRODUCTION COMPANY Joint Picture Co. Ltd