Earlier this year, Korean director Kim Jee-woon released his English-language debut, the Arnie vehicle The Last Stand. Though the film had decent reviews, it nevertheless tanked at the box office. Kim is now back on home soil and his first project was a short film commissioned for the 40th anniversary of the outdoor clothing manufacturer Kolon. You would think that the cineaste would return to his strong suit, namely hyper-stylized and violent genre films (A Bittersweet Life, I Saw the Devil) but then you'd be surprised to discover that his latest is actually a romcom.
Kim's One Perfect Day was recently released on YouTube and is now available to watch for free with English subtitles in the embed below. The film follows a hapless young man who stumbles through a number of terrible blind dates before finding someone who might be his Mrs. Right.
Unsurprisingly, the film looks fantastic and further proves Kim's skills as an effortless genre-hoping filmmaker. He acquits himself very well with this effective and pleasant 35 minute short. Kim also recently finished another short thriller, designed to showcase a new projection technology developed by Korean exhibitor CGV, which should also be available soon.