A Werewolf Boy (image 1)

Screened as part of NZIFF 2013

A Werewolf Boy 2012

Neuk-dae-so-nyeon

Directed by Jo Sung-hee

This Korean hit mixes shivers and young romance to come up with something closer to Edward Scissorhands than the Twilight series.

In Korean with English subtitles
122 minutes DCP

Director, Screenplay

Producers

Kim Su-jin
,
Yun In-beom

Photography

Choi Sang-muk

Editor

Nam Na-young

Production designer

Kim Ji-su

Costume designer

Kwak Jung-ae

Sound

Gong Tae-won

Music

Shim Hyun-jung

With

Song Joong-ki (Cheol-su)
,
Park Bo-young (young Suni/Eun-joo)
,
Yoo Yeon-seok (Ji-tae)
,
Jang Young-nam (mother)
,
Lee Young-lan (adult Suni)
,
Kim Hyang-gi (Soon-ja)

Festivals

Toronto, Vancouver 2012; Melbourne 2013

Elsewhere

This Korean hit mixes shivers and young romance to come up with something closer to Edward Scissorhands than the Twilight series.

“After moving to a farmhouse in the countryside, teenager Suni discovers a bedraggled feral boy her own age living on the property. She is initially repulsed: he can’t speak or read, and shows no other signs of civilisation. Overcoming her hesitation, Suni attempts to draw the boy out of the beast – like a pet at first – and they soon develop an affectionate bond. But it becomes apparent that Cheol-su, as she names him, has a mysterious secret and when their blossoming relationship is challenged, his bestial instincts return… With its crowd-pleasing twist on the classic coming-of-age tale, A Werewolf Boy is a smart and charming film for all ages.” — Melbourne International Film Festival.

“Powerhouse entertainment, featuring love, suspense, dark secrets, tenderness, fur… and some very jagged teeth.” — Vancouver International Film Festival