Plot: Noh Dong Seok made his feature film debut in 2004 with My Generation, a striking coming-of-age drama that marked the up-and-coming director as a name to watch. Noh continues to explore the lives of Korea's lost generation in his follow-up Boys of Tomorrow, which premiered at the 2006 Pusan Film Festival. Straddling commercial and arthouse sensibilities, Boys of Tomorrow is a heady youth anthem that pendulums between moody musing and fast-paced action, telling a story that is both fatalistic and inspiring. Kim Byeong Seok from My Generation stars in the film, alongside Yu Ah In (Skeletons in the Closet) and Choi Jae Sung (Black Rain).
Close as brothers, Ki Su (Kim Byeong Seok) and Jong Dae (Yu Ah In) lead humdrum lives in the suburbs, dreaming of bigger and better days elsewhere. Ki Su works as a part-time driver to support his nephew Yo Han (Lee Dong Ho) and Jong Dae, whom he feels indebted to because of an accident years ago that left Jong Dae impotent. An aspiring musician, Ki Su bangs on his drums, dreaming of the day when he can leave his basement flat. Jong Dae, meanwhile, just wants a gun so he can become a true gangster. Their lives take an unexpected turn when Jong Dae's wish comes true.
«In retrospect “Boys of Tomorrow” is a bleak coming of age story that ends with a glimmer of hope. The film brings up a few sub-topics that are not fleshed out well, but that’s easily forgiven as the story of the two brothers becomes more engrossing with each passing moment. One of the better films I have seen this year.»
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