Cheol-ho and his family are trapped in the prison of a powerful, unyielding social structure. He is a tortured soul and often ends up wandering around the streets of Seoul late at night. We witness him singing the popular ballad Sa-ui Chanmi (Praise of Death) to himself and this epitomises the feeling of self-hatred and hopelessness that has been central to Korean society since the Japanese occupation instituted a culture of domination and exploitation. Aimless Bullet is not simply an anti-war film; rather it extends to the wider context of human existence in all its chaotic glory. (KKH)

Director: Yu Hyun-Mok

Writer: Lee Jong-Gi, Lee I-Ryeong

Producer: Kim Seong-Chun

Cast: Kim Jin-Kyu, Choi Moo-Ryong, Seo Ae-Ja, Kim Hye-Jeong

Production Company: Daehan Films CO., LTD

Rights Holder: Korean Film Archive

Drama / 1961 / 112 min / CERT. 18 / B&W / DCP / Original Format: 35mm

Selected Filmography

Rainy Days (1979)

Flame (1975)

I Want to Be Human (1969)

School Excursion (1969)

Nightmare (1968)

Descendants of Cain (1968)

The Guests of the Last Train (1967)

The Sun Rises Again (1966)

The Empty Dream (1965)

The Daughters of Kim's Pharmacy (1963)

Only for You (1962)

Even the Clouds are Drifting (1959)

Forever with You (1958)