As he waits, the pressures of his work life start to recede, and he becomes acquainted with the young woman who runs the motel.
Named Lee So-yeon (played by -- sure enough -- actress Lee So-yeon of Untold Scandal), the woman is twelve years his junior, and possesses an unusual energy and enthusiasm.
The controversy of The President's Last Bang was being played out in the courtrooms and in the entertainment news.
The collapse of the Pi Fan Film Festival was a hot topic and the hype surrounding the impending release of Another Public Enemy was overwhelming.
What followed next was a powerful nine-week run in the domestic box office where the film eventually went on to gather more than 5 million viewers.
Although it did open in the number two seat slightly behind Another Public Enemy, word of mouth soon launched it into the number one position during its second week.
That all changed however, after Marathon had its press screening.
At its rousing premiere at the Green Film Festival in Seoul, a prominent Korean film critic told me it may be the best romance Korea has ever produced.Although the general path followed by the plot is pretty straightforward, Song leads us down many odd and fascinating detours.There is So-yeon's uncle, a middle-aged man with bleached blonde hair who hasn't spoken since his wife abandoned him.To capture a natural setting so well on a medium that often feels cold and sterile is an unusual accomplishment.The relaxed, convincing performances of the actors also deserve notice.One is that such a low-budget film looks so good visually.In Flower Island, Song showed an unusual talent for the aesthetics of digital cinema, but here he takes it one step further.This may have been what happened with Git by Song Il-gon, the director of Flower Island (2001), Spider Forest (2004), and various award-winning short films including The Picnic (1999).Git was originally commissioned as a 30-minute segment of the digital omnibus film 1.3.6.Lee So-yeon makes her slightly thin character memorable through considerable screen presence, while Jang Hyun-seong of independent films Nabi and Rewind gives the performance of his career.Whatever we feel about the character he portrays, Jang's performance is so real and natural that we can't help but be drawn to him.