Bleak Night (Pasuggun) (2010) Trailer
Trailer for Bleak Night.
They are young and they have their whole lives ahead of them. Like all South Korean college boys, they goof around, play baseball, discover the joys of flirting with girls, bicker with each other and regard the future with a mix of excitement and apprehension. The tight trio of Hee-june, Dong-yoon and Ki-tae seems insparable. Under the apparently rock-solid surface, however, everything is crumbling. It’s a complete cataclym, in fact. There is of course a natural heirarchy among the young males, in which Hee-june, the reserved intellectual, is pushed and intimidated by the manipulative, charismatic and hot-tempered Ki-tae, who imagines himself the leader of the pack. And of course, where there’s the spark of love, there are smoldering rivalries and wounds. As well, they don’t share the same family lives, the same routines once in school. There are also the thin-skinned emotional responses so common to adolescence. All of which is perfectly normal. So what is it that drove these three closely bound friends to break apart? What led them to punches, kicks and words that cut deeply? What drove Ki-tae to take his own life?