Out of competition films


Ghost Messenger

Wednesday 4 May 2016 2:30 pm
Cinema Lumière - Sala Scorsese

Ghost Messenger

by Bong Hue Gu – South Korea, 2015

(78', 78', DCP, O.V with Italian subtitles)

Kang-lim is a Ghost Messenger, a super agent from the Kingdom of the Dead, a highly technological virtual world where everyon's life and death are monitored and controlled through a special cell phone able to seize spirits and digitize them. Due to an error he finds himself trapped inside his Soul Phone, which ends up in the hands of a child with the extraordinary power of seeing the spirits.

Originally designed as a series for the home-video market, the Ghost Messenger film was produced by Studio Animal, a small, indipendent korean animation studio with technical qualities every bit as good as japanese ones.


Bong Hue Gu

Born in 1972, Bong Hue Gu made his debut into korean animation with the mobile TV show Medical Island, then went on to direct the TV series GoonZu in 2005 and My Little from 2008 to 2010.
Ghost Messenger, produced for the home video market and realised between 2009 and 2013, achieves broad success, thereby convincing Studio Animal into realising a first feature film based on the series.
Meanwhile Bong directed the OAV Nobless (2014) and the webseries Closers (2016).


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