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KOREA | JAPAN | 2019 | 88 MIN | DRAMA

Director: ZHANG Lu

Screenwriter: ZHANG Lu

Cinematography: PARK Jung-hun

Editing: LEE Hak-min

Sound Design: KIM Bong-soo

Sound: AHN Bock-nam

Production Design: KIM Cho-hea

Cast: KWON Hae-hyo, YOON Jea-moon, PARK So-dam, YAMAMOTO Yuki



摄影:PARK Jung-hun

剪辑:LEE Hak-min

声音设计:KIM Bong-soo

音效设计:AHN Bock-nam

美术设计:KIM Cho-hea


Back in college, Jea-moon and Haehyo were bosom buddies, but their friendship foundered when they both fell in love with the same woman, Soon-yi. 28 years later, Jea-moon, now the owner of a second-hand bookshop in Seoul, travels to Japan to meet his onetime friend, who runs a bar in Fukuoka. He is accompanied by his enchanting young neighbor So-dam, who suggested the meeting in the first place. But in Fukuoka, the traumatic conflict of a long-buried past gradually implodes…


Director ZHANG Lu anchors the plot in realism, in the here and now. And yet the unexpected power outage, the full moon in the night sky, and the TV tower that seems to disappear and reappear all invoke a ghost story, as ZHANG Lu resurrects his characters’

haunted pasts.


Zhang Lu’s smooth camerawork explores the marvelous locations just as delicately as he does the souls of his protagonists. FUKUOKA is an amusing film about the ability to let go.



Berlinale 2019 


Gijon IFF
New Horizons

Beijing International Film Festival 2019

Gijón International Film Festival 2019

Taipei Film Festival 2019

Festival International De Cine De Cartagena

New Horizons International Film Festival



ZHANG Lu was born in Yanbian, China in 1962 with his parents and grandparents are from Korea. He studied Chinese literature at Yenben University and began writing poetry and novels in 1986. ZHANG Lu has been working as a filmmaker since 2001.


ZHANG Lu’s feature films have been selected for international film festivals such as Cannes (GRAIN IN EAR, 2001), Berlinale (FUKUOKA, 2019; DOOMAN RIVER, 2010; DESERT DREAM, 2007) and Locarno (GYEONGJU, 2014), etc.

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