Socialphobia

Socialphobia (Korean소셜포비아; RRSosyeolpobia) is a 2015 South Korean thriller/drama film starring Byun Yo-han and Lee Joo-seung.[2] It was co-written and directed by Hong Seok-jae in his directorial debut, based on a real-life story that explores the social issues within internet culture among the Korean youth of the 21st century.[3][4][5][6][7][8]

Socialphobia
Socialphobia (소셜포비아).jpg
Promotional poster
Hangul소셜포비아
Directed byHong Seok-jae
Produced byYu Yeong-sik
Choi Equan
Written byHong Seok-jae
Jo Seul-ye
Kwon O-rang
Koo Sung-mo
StarringByun Yo-han
Lee Joo-seung
Music byKim Hae-won
CinematographyLee Sung-joong
Edited byPark Min-seon
Distributed byCJ Entertainment
Release date
  • March 12, 2015 (2015-03-12)
Running time
102 minutes
CountrySouth Korea
LanguageKorean
Box officeUS$1.8 million[1]

PlotEdit

A group of youngsters investigate a girl who died after being targeted in a witch-hunt on social networking sites, in an attempt to determine whether her death was suicide or murder. A member of the group at first becomes suspect but later the death was proven as a suicide. The film explores internet addiction, cyber bullying, social phobia and lack of morale - self-esteem among youngsters.

CastEdit

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2014 40th Seoul Independent Film Festival Independent Star Award Byun Yo-han Won
19th Busan International Film Festival NETPAC Award Socialphobia Won
DGK Award for Best Director Hong Seok-jae Won
2015 51st Paeksang Arts Awards Best New Director (Film) Hong Seok-jae Nominated
Best New Actor (Film) Byun Yo-han Nominated
24th Buil Film Awards Best New Director Hong Seok-jae Won
Best New Actor Byun Yo-han Won
36th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best New Director Hong Seok-jae Nominated
Best New Actor Byun Yo-han Nominated
2016 3rd Wildflower Film Awards Best Actor Lee Joo-seung Nominated
Best New Director (Narrative Films) Hong Seok-jae Won
Best New Actor Ryu Jun-yeol Nominated
21st Chunsa Film Art Awards Best New Director Hong Seok-jae Won

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.koreanfilm.or.kr/jsp/films/index/filmsView.jsp?movieCd=20141602
  2. ^ Kim, Hyun-soo (23 March 2015). "BYUN Yo-han of SOCIALPHOBIA: A Star That Shines Brighter on Set". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2015-10-14.
  3. ^ Kim, Hyun-soo (3 November 2014). "Director HONG Seok-jae of Socialphobia: "I became more negative about social networks"". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2015-10-14.
  4. ^ Kim, Hyun-soo (31 March 2015). "Director of Socialphobia, HONG Seok-jae: "Social media will continue to produce scapegoats"". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2015-10-14.
  5. ^ Lee, Ji-young (9 March 2015). "In Focus: Socialphobia". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2015-10-14.
  6. ^ Sunwoo, Carla (5 March 2015). "Socialphobia taps into dark side of Internet". Korea Joongang Daily. Retrieved 2015-10-14.
  7. ^ "New Film Expected to Set Indie Box-Office Record". The Chosun Ilbo. 17 March 2015. Retrieved 2015-11-12.
  8. ^ Lee, Yu-jin (31 March 2015). "SOCIALPHOBIA Number One at Alternative Box Office". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2015-10-14.

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