FOURTH PLACE (4등, Sa-deung)
Director: JUNG Ji-woo
Starring: PARK Hae-joon, LEE Hang-na, YOO Jae-sang
2015 | 116 minutes | Korean with English Subtitles
A young swimmer who constantly only amounts to 4th place, a disappointed mother only wanting to see her son succeed, and a cutthroat coach who enters the boy’s life with an iron fist, Fourth Place tells the story of what it may take to be a winner and if, at the end of the day, it’s really all worth it. With beautifully artistic scenes intertwined in between raw shots of an abusive coach, the film embraces sport not just as a physical endurance but also as an emotional and mental race against oneself.