World’s First iPhone Movie from South Korea

Paranmanjang - 파란만장 - Night Fishing - first iPhone movie from Korea

Park Chan-Wook, the South Korean director who gave us the most popular Korean movie – Oldboy in the year 2003, has surprised us once again. This time he has gone a step further and shot an entire 30 minute movie using his iPhone 4 camera. The movie is titled, Paranmanjang (파란만장) in Korean and Night-Fishing in English and has won the prestigious Golden Bear Award for best short film at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival on February 19, 2011.

The movie, which is co-directed by Park Chan-wook and his brother Chan-kyong, was made on a budget of $133,000. It has a confusing story line, but it keeps you hooked till the end. The story starts with a fisherman who goes fishing and ends up catching a woman as a fish. The man faints and the woman takes over. Later we see the woman calling the fisherman daddy. The story then jumps to the second part which is all about Shamanism. We see a family approaching a female shaman to reveal the reason of death of a fisherman

Oh Kwang-rok and Lee Jeong-hyeon play the lead roles in this movie.

You can watch the entire movie below, unfortunately without English Subtitles. But that should hardly matter if you want to enjoy the craft or rather the masterpiece by PARKing CHANce.