22nd Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 17-27, 2025

12th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 20-24, 2024

A Hard Day

South Korea, 2014: 111 Minutes: Alberta Premiere
Archives 2015
In Cinema Globe Cinema
Fri, Apr 17 9:30 PM Buy


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

The Garage


Action / Crime / Award at CUFF

Korean with English Subtitles
111 Minutes


Kim Seong-Hun

Cha Ji-Hyun, Billy Acumen

Lee Sun-Kyun, Cho Jin-Woong



WINNER: Jury Award, Best Narrative Feature - CUFF 2015

Best Editing, Blue Dragon Awards 2014
Best Director, Grand Bell Awards, South Korea 2014