Kisu, a sincere and reserved young man, lives in a tiny basement studio flat and earns his living as a driver. When he feels suffocated by this world that is too small for his dreams, he concentrates on his real passion in life: drumming. Although his material living conditions are somewhat precarious and his future does not look that promising, Kisu never loses hope, his watchword being: "There is no road one cannot take". This apparent optimism, however, hides a deep trauma: he is eaten up by guilt at having been the cause of his brother Jongdae's impotence, following an accident that happened when they were children. In atonement, Kisu has set himself the task of protecting him for life. As for Jongdae, he dreams of owning a gun, which would make him, feel stronger when faced with the town's petty delinquents. In these oppressive circumstances, Kisu is given his young nephew to look after. An intense friendship develops between the brothers and the child, in which two generations confront one another in order to understand and support one another better. Boys of Tomorrow paints a picture of suburban boys who believe their future is elsewhere but who have no means by which to achieve their dreams. As in My Generation - which was a big critical and commercial success, with its reinvention of the conventions of teenage films - No Dong Seok's film takes an unusual look at this section of disenchanted Asian youth. He captures those tense and crucial moments in their lives that swing between enthusiasm and anxiety, yet never relinquishing the precious virtue of hope. The childhood scenes combined with those of adult life anchor the film in a hazy temporality, suggesting that one generation's future is strangely similar to those that came before and will come after Edit Translation
- Bahasa Indonesia
Cast & Credits
Boys of Tomorrow is a film which centered in the lives of two teenagers focusing on how they dealt their past, how they face the present and how they see the future. A film that showcased how and why a man at a young age could be that selfless, reliable, responsible and mature and a typical teenager to be that shallow and weak.
A very well directed film that enabled each of the supporting characters create the convincing situation where the main characters are at. It is a film where no scenes had been wasted. Every single scene has a reason to be there and the sequencing is really good. It has a story that has no loose end. Each of the characters ending can be self explanatory based on the well plotted story line.
The actors did well. Each of the roles had been portrayed according to each one's character making the movie a very convincing one. And for the music and sound effects, they were simple and minimal just like the other indie films to make it more realistic.
This is not the typical action "fight for each other" type of friendship movie but rather a "mature" type which seemed to be idealistic in sense but still realistically possible. It is a film that has a serious tone in saying what "a true friend" means in a mature and responsible way.