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Speed (Korean스피드; RRSeu-pi-deu) is a 2015 South Korean melodrama film written and directed by South Korean indie provocateur Lee Sang-woo. It made its world debut at the 16th Jeonju International Film Festival and its North American premiere in Austin at the 11th Fantastic Fest in 2015.[1]

Directed byLee Sang-woo
Produced byNa Yong-kuk
Screenplay byLee Sang-woo
StarringSeo Jun-young
Baek Sung-hyun
Choi Tae-hwan
Byun Jun-suk
Edited byLee Sang-woo
Release date
  • October 22, 2015 (2015-10-22) (South Korea)
Running time
104 minutes
CountrySouth Korea


It tells the story of four high school friends and the dark side of youth as they continues their headlong leap into adulthood.[2][3][4][5]



Hangul Celluloid's Paul Quinn: "While Speed is equally as hard-hitting and Korean specific as director Lee Sang-woo's earlier work, its story of the difficulties faced in life during the move from youth to adulthood makes it perhaps his most universally accessible film so far."[3]

Screen Anarchy's Peter Martin: "Speed represents a step forward for director Lee, making it abundantly clear that he is familiar with the trappings of modern-day Young Adult melodrama, while refusing to compromise the integrity of his characters, no matter how twisted they become."[2]


  1. ^ Conran, Pierce (6 August 2015). "OFFICE and SPEED Invited to Fantastic Fest". Korean Film Council. Retrieved 29 December 2017.
  2. ^ a b Martin, Peter (27 September 2015). "Fantastic Fest 2015 Review: SPEED, A Youth Melodrama That Remains Perverse". Screen Anarchy. Retrieved 29 December 2017.
  3. ^ a b Quinn, Paul. "SPEED". Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  4. ^ Schwartz, William (31 October 2015). "[HanCinema's Film Review] "Speed"". Hancinema. Retrieved 29 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Speed (2015)". Korean Film Council. Retrieved 29 December 2017.
  6. ^ "Speed Lee Sang-ah to come back with melodrama". Hancinema. 29 September 2015. Retrieved 29 December 2017.

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