South Korean director Yang Ik-joon‘s
movie "Breathless" has fetched another international honor. The movie
is about a violent gangster with a disturbing past who begins to look
inside himself after befriending a school girl who also comes from a
At the 23rd Fribourg International Film Festival in Switzerland, the independent movie received the EX-CHANGE award.
The prize is awarded by the youth jury for a film that deals with problems faced by young people today.
The movie has won awards at the Netherlands’ International Film
Festival Rotterdam, Spain’s International Film Festival of Las Palmas
de Gran Canaria, and France’s Deauville Asian Film Festival.
Reported by KBS WORLD Radio