Non-fiction Diary
South Korea / 2014 / 93 min
In Korean with English subtitles
Netpac Award, Forum, Berlin International Film Festival
Busan International Film Festival
New York Film Festival

In September 1994, Korea was rocked by the shocking crimes of the Jijon Clan, a group of young men who brutally murdered five people because they wanted to kill the rich. The following year, the Sampoong Department Store collapsed in the country’s deadliest peacetime disaster. The tragedy caused by shoddy construction and gross negligence claimed the lives of over 500 people. Jung Yoon-suk’s searing documentary links together these and other critical events as part of a greater examination of the condition and psyche of Korean society in the 1990s. Non-fiction Diary delivers a scathing indictment of the deep-seated inequality and corruption that permeated society – and the injustice of a system that executes some while exempting others.


Jung Yoon-suk
14/11 8:00PM Broadway Cinematheque
17/11 7:55PM Broadway The ONE