In the aftermath of his teenage son's apparent suicide, a South Korean reaches out to the boy's closest classmates to learn what might have driven him to take his own life. What follows is a powerful and heartfelt tale of friendship, loneliness, and desperation. Student filmmaker Yoon Sung-hyun's impressive directorial debut stars Lee Je-hoon, Seo Jun-young. 117 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: Korean Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English; biographies; theatrical trailer. In Korean with English subtitles.
A grieving father (CHO Seong-ha, the Yellow Sea) seeks to understand the circumstances that led his teenage son, Ki-tae (LEE Je-hoon, the Front Line), to commit suicide. The discovery of a photo prompts him to seek out the young man's friends, Dong-yoon and Hee-june. Before viewers' eyes, a complex picture of the dynamic between them develops: friends and foes - bullies and victims - brothers and strangers. What could have pushed the bond between the three young men past it's breaking point? Bleak Night features an upgraded English translation of the film, plus on-disc extras: director and cast bios, director's statement, and original South Korean trailer, plus 5 Points Pictures trailers. It features the on-screen talents of LEE Je-hoon (The Front Line, Architecture 101), SEO Jun-young (Tree with Deep Roots TV, Eighteen), and PARK Jung-min (Golden Time TV, Feast of the Gods TV) as the three teens at the story's center, along with veteran actor CHO Seong-ha (The Yellow Sea, Helpless). Bleak Night is the acclaimed directorial debut of YOON Sung-hyun.