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Limecrime - London Korean Film Festival

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  • Mon 15 Nov
  • 82 minutes
  • S Korea (2020)


London Korean Film Festival presents Limecrime (dir. Lee Seunghwan and Yoo Jaewook).

Secondary school classmates Songju (Lee Minwoo) and Jooyeon (Jang Yoosang) seemingly have nothing in common. Songju is a poor student who is likely to follow in his father's footsteps and become a car mechanic. Jooyeon is from a wealthy family and excels at school. They have no mutual friends. But both of them share a talent for rapping. After forming an unlikely duo, which they christen Limecrime, they set out in pursuit of their dreams.

Co-directors Lee Seunghwan and Yoo Jaewook actually did perform as a hip-hop duo called Limecrime in secondary school, so there is a strong autobiographical streak to this story. But one of the film's strengths is that it goes beyond the personal to capture the energy of Korea's youth hip-hop scene, while also being quite smart about class issues. More than anything, Songju and Jooyeon are convincingly real and complex characters, and the story of their friendship is compelling.

The London Korean Film Festival (LKFF) is the UK’s leading showcase of Korean cinema, and the largest Korean Film Festival in Europe. The festival has introduced premiere screenings of major blockbusters to UK cinema screens while also incorporating the most engaging Indie hits, Women's Voices, Documentary, Animation, Shorts, Classics and more within its diverse programme. Now in its groundbreaking 16th edition, LKFF celebrates the global success of Korean cinema with a special focus on the extraordinary career of recent Oscar winner Youn Yuh-jung.