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Conduct Zero

Conduct Zero

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Pumhaeng Zero
Sør-Korea / 2002 / 97 min
DIRECTOR:
Geun-shik Jo

CONDUCT ZERO is an unlikely but charming match of high school comedy, teenage romance and power house special-effects. Jung-pil is the number one fighter at Moonduk High School, and is involved in most of the bad stuff that is going on at school. The roumors about him are running wild, and as school mates compete in telling the most unbelievable stories about his merits, we actually get to see the stories, just as spectacular as they are being told. But as all good things must end, Jung-pil is faced with a newcomer rival – and love. One of South Korea´s most popular young actors, Seung-beom Ryu is irresistable as the charming no good pupil, with quite a lot more faults than the roumors will have it.

Geun-shik Jo

A graduate of the Film Department at the Seoul Institute Of The Arts, Geun-shik Jo also majored in directing at the Korean Film Academy. Since 1993 he's made various short films in Korea. He has also worked alongside directors Tae-yong Kim and Kyu-dong Min, and as a part of the assistant directing team for director Sun-woo Jang. The writer of the screenplay as well, CONDUCT ZERO is Jo's directorial debut.