Just Friends? (BOF7)

Drama | 29mins | Korean (Eng SUBS) | 2010

 

justfriends

 

“Expecting a cozy night outside of the barracks, Seok visits his boyfriend Min-soo who is serving in the military. However when Min-soo’s mother questions their relationship, the only answer they can give is that they are ‘just friends’.”

 


Directed by: Kim Jho Kwang-soo | Written by: Kim Jho Kwang-soo & Min Yong-geun
Starring: Yeon Woo-jin & Lee Je-hoon


 

Just Friends? may within the first couple of minutes seem confusing as it jumps from an in your face campy song with on screen graphics to a regular drama but by the time it finishes (with another two songs) it all makes sense; it’s a product of its culture. That being said, it also seems to act as a piece of social commentary on the inter-generational differences in South Korean culture (and touches upon religion too). The end result is a sweet, innocent and charming short which you might not get over here!

 

Things I Liked:
1 - Social commentary
2 - Cultural relevant production values

Things I Didn't Like:
1 - Secondary character acting
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