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52nd edition


Fortnight 2014, Feature film, 1h51


On the way back from his mother’s funeral, special crimes detective Gun-su gets into an accident, killing a man instantly.In order to cover up his crime, he hides the body inside his mother’s coffin, with her inside.A few days later, Gun-su’s crime pops up on the police database and his partner is heading up the case. Gun-su feels distressed as his partner slowly uncovers more details of the accident.To make things worse, a witness to the accident approaches Gun-su by threatening his life.


Seong-hun Kim

Director Seong-hun Kim made his debut in 2006 with a fresh comedy which was notable for its witty and stylistically unique characters and its comic timing won the audiences over. After 8 long years, he came back with his second feature film, an intense and unpredictable ride. He is becoming one of the noteworthy directors of his generation for his ability to create multidimensional and exquisite characters.

Jin-woong Choi
Sun-kyun Lee

Seong-hun Kim

Tae-sung Kim

In-gyu Lee

Chang-ju Kim

Young-jin Mok

Set decoration
Mi-kyoung Lee

Production :
AD 406
#401, 406-4, Mangwon 1-dong, Mapo-gu
121-230 Séoul – Corée du Sud
Tél : +10 3748 9249

Coproduction :
Dasepo Club (Corée du Sud)

Ventes / Foreign sales :
3F Mediaplex, 5, Nambusunhwan-ro 379-gil, Gangnam-gu
135-504 Séoul – Corée du Sud
Tél : +82 2 3218 5649

Presse / publicist :
Pascal Launay
Cell: +33 6 07 74 18 99

International press :
The PR Contact
Phil Symes
Cell : +33 7 89 40 50 37
Ronaldo Mourao
Cell : +33 6 42 74 55 78
Virginia Garcia
Cell : +33 7 89 40 50 23

Title in Original Version : A Hard Day

Press release

This slick, dynamic, twist-heavy police thriller combines supercharged suspense with flashes of dark humor / The Hollywood Reporter
Twisty, Inventive, Hilarious Korean Cop Thriller ‘A Hard Day’ Is A Total Blast / IndieWire
Refreshing and ultimately a great deal of fun / Screen Daily
Directors’ Fortnight adds two Asian features / Filmbiz-asia
It stands as one of the best pieces of genre filmmaking to emerge from Korea in half a decade / twitch film
Seong-hung handles a taut, elaborate narrative with poise, control and near-faultless technical execution / Variety
Réjouissant Hard Day / EastAsia
Film d’action drôle et efficace / L’Humanité
Un drôle d’auteur à suivre de près / Cinema Teaser
Terriblement efficace / Toute la culture
Super coréen / Technikart