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HE'S ON DUTY (2010) - Korean Cinema Echoes

  • dir. YOOK SANH-HYO
  • year. 2010
  • country. SOUTH KOREA
  • run-time. 110 mins
  • rating. 12


Deptford Cinema is proud to collaborate with the Korean Cultural Centre UK to bring you incredible cinema. Once a month, we'll screen a gem picked by KCC. And it's free!

To conclude our triptych on migration, we're delighted to present Yook Sanh-hyo's comedy HE'S ON DUTY.

Bang Tae-sik is a perennially unemployed South Korean man who, based on his physical appearance, could pass for a foreigner. As a result he is often confused for an outsider and, having nothing much to do, he takes advantage this situation. Tae-sik adopts a fake foreign accent and pretends to come from Bhutan. Very clumsy, the newly named Bang-ga gains confidence little by little and becomes more and more influential among his friends and co-workers. He also starts romancing the lovely Jang-mi who works in the same factory as him.

With He’s on Duty, Yook Sanh-Hyo presents a light-hearted and vigorous comedy that delivers uncommonly powerful commentaries on immigration, discrimination and racism.

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