Starring: Yu Ji-Tae, Kim Ha-Neul, Ha Rang
Director: Choi Ho
Studio: Duckson Media
About This DVD
Sometimes entering adulthood means saying goodbye to certain aspects of your teenage years. Do Ki (Yoo Ji Tae of Oldboy and Running Wild) and Chae Young (Kim Ha Neul of My Tutor Friend and Too Beautiful To Lie) had to part with their friend June, who left them saying he needed time off to concentrate on his music career, and eventually died without explanation. Do Ki, a good friend of his, and Chae Young, his former girlfriend, hold a little funeral for their old friend, and meet two teenagers, one suspiciously resembling June and the other his girlfriend. Two years pass during which the four lose themselves in sex and drugs. Do Ki discovers he wasn't the only one who couldn't say goodbye to his friend June.
Director Choi Ho seems to put out one film every four years. After participating in the cult masterpiece The Night Before The Strike when he was still at Joongang University, he left for Paris to study film, and came back in 1998 with Bye June, an ode to angry youth, much different than what the genre was presenting at the time (such as Kim Sung Soo's Beat and Our Sunny Days). Mixing music video sensibilities with controversial topics, Choi made a distinctive debut with a low budget and nearly unknown actors - Bye June marked the film debuts of both Yoo Ji Tae and Kim Ha Neul, who would later collaborate again in Ditto. Choi came back after four years with the coming-of-age drama Who R U (2002), still dealing with the same problems but with an improved script, better direction, and more experienced cast (headlined by Jo Seung Woo and Lee Na Young). Finally, 2006 brought him to the attention of the masses with the hit noir Bloody Ties, showing once again the immense talent of Ryoo Seung Bum in a super-gritty, Pusan-based critique of the drug underworld, which in some ways reconnected him with what he started with, Bye June.
|Audio Format:||DD 5.1 Surround, DD 2.0 Stereo|
|Video Format:||Widescreen 1.85:1 (Anamorphic)|
|Subtitles:||English, Japanese, Korean, Chinese|
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