A Hard DaySouth Korea, 2014 : Alberta Premiere
A divorce notice from his wife. His mother dies. An alleged embezzlement investigation at his office. Committing a fatal car crash. These all happen to Detective Go Geon-soo in one hard day. Trying to coverup the car accident, the police detective uses his deceased mother's coffin to hide the corpse of the victim and flees the scene. Soon after Go Geon-soo gets a mysterious call from a supposed witness to the hit-and-run and he realizes that someone has been watching him all along.
This South Korean crime action thriller film was selected to compete in the Directors' Fortnight section of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.
Toronto International Film Festival 2014
Cannes Film Festival 2014
Kim Seong-hun was born in South Korea. He got his start in features as an assistant director on OH: HAPPY DAY (2003), and was writer and first AD on HE WAS COOL (2004). His made his debut as writer-director with HOW THE LACK OF LOVE AFFECTS TWO MEN (2006).
press for A Hard Day
"An amusingly sick South Korean thriller."- Los Angeles Daily News
"An all-out, over-the-top bad cop vs. bad cop Korean thriller"- Film-forward.com
screened with a short film
Canada, 2014, 9 Minutes, Director Patrick WhiteA woman's vehicle is missing from a downtown parking garage. While investigating, two security guards discover a glitch between life and death.
Cha Ji-Hyun, Billy Acumen
Lee Sun-Kyun, Cho Jin-Woong
Best Editing, Blue Dragon Awards 2014
Best Director, Grand Bell Awards, South Korea 2014