He was not around enough for Jae-Hoon. Now that Jae-Hoon’s dead, all he has is a funeral to attend, visitors to accept, and apologies from the school.
And, eavesdropping in the toilet, he learns that his brother was bullied to his death. He got a name, a knife, and trekked to the bully’s home.
He’s an army man; he knows how to execute a kill. But a case of mistaken identity changes everything. His bully’s mother thinks she knows him.
It’s a tragedy, but also a tale of love and redemption. We’re sobbed salty tears into his bloated ramen noodles like he did.
He did right by Jae-Hoon, in his name.
‘An Unexpected Vacation’ won the Artistic Experiment Award at the Seoul International Youth Film Festival, Grand Prize in Apple Cinema at the Independent Short Film Festival, a Special Mention by the Jury at the Daejeon Independent Film Festival, and a Special Prize awarded by the Chungmuro Short Film Festival.