Cast: Park Jung-min, Kim Go-eun, Go Jun, Shin Hyun-bin, Jang Hang-sun
Official Selection, 2018 Busan International Film Festival
Love is never easy, but a rap career might be harder. When his estranged father is admitted to the hospital, Hak-Soo (Park Jung-min) must interrupt his amateur rap dreams to return to his hometown of Byeonsan in Jeolla province. He is confronted by old frenemies including Sun-mi (Kim Go-Eun, Coin Locker Girl, SDAFF ‘15) a former classmate turned novelist, a kid he used to bully now turned gangster, and a former crush turned piano teacher. After encountering problem after problem and convinced that everyone is out to get him, Hak-Soo tries everything he can to get back to Seoul for his one shot on the hit TV audition show, Show Me The Money, but fate has another plan in store for him.
Director Lee Joon-Ik (The Throne, The King and the Clown) weaves a tender plot into rap lyrics and novel pages, mixing embarrassing high school confessions, the desperation to be different from who you once were, and falling for someone you never suspected. Taking familial issues to the next level with mud wrestling, fist fights with a sick father, and a live octopus stuffed in the face, SUNSET IN MY HOMETOWN reminds us that sometimes all you can do in life is roll with the punches, quite literally.
– Aleya Zenieris
Co-Presented by: SDSU Korean Student Association
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