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GIFFONI EXPERIENCE 2015 - 17.26 July

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Category: Edition 2015

Ji-so is a ten-year-old living with her mom and a little brother, Ji-suk, in a pizza truck, with her dad out of contact after he went bankrupt. Ji-so and her friend, Chae-rang, decide to get a house on their own. They believe five thousand dollars can buy a house and Ji-so finds a missing dog poster with a five thousand dollar reward. Now, their scheme is to find a rich dog, steal it and then return it back to its owner by pretending to have found it. Ji-so’s gang spots Wolly, the dog of an old rich lady who owns the restaurant where Ji-so’s mom works and sets out a perfect plan to steal the dog. Meanwhile, somebody else eyes on Wolly, the old lady’s nephew, Soo-young, who is after his aunt’s inheritance.

Category Official Competition
Section Elements +6
Tipology Feature Film
Duration 109'
Production Year 2014
Nationality South Korea
Directed by Kim Sung-ho
Screenplay Kim Sung-ho, Shin Yeon-shick
Based on the book “How to Steal a Dog”
by Barbara O’Connor
Director of photography Kim Hyeong-ju
Editor Lee Jin
Production Design Kim Min-o
Costume Design Lee Suk-ho
Sound Lee Seung-cheol, Han Myung-hwan
Music Kang Min-guk
Main cast Lee Re (Ji-so)
Kim Hye-ja (old lady)
Choi Min-soo (Dae-po)
Kang Hae-jung (Jung-hyun)
Lee Chun-hee (Soo-young)
Lee Hong-gi (Seok-gu)
Produced by Eom Yong-hun

How-to-Steal-a-Dog Director-OKKim Sung-ho
Born 1970, South Korea. He graduated in Architecture from the Yonsei University in Seoul and worked in an architecture firm, before entering the world of cinema and receiving a master’s degree in Film Production at The New School in New York City. In 1999 he made his directorial debut with the short film I THE EYE. In 2003 he directed his first feature film, INTO THE MIRROR (GEOUL SOKEURO).

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