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Seoul Searching


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Seoul Searching


 

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THE MOVIE

Seoul, 1986. A raucous gaggle of Korean teenagers spill out of the Gimpo airport and onto buses that transport them to a location just outside the city. There, these high schoolers sent from all over the world—the U.S., Mexico, London, and Hamburg—are participating in a government-sponsored summer program to help them connect with their heritage. With a summer of partying ahead of them, they’re on a crash course to bring shame to their families, their ancestors, and their hosts—but with any luck, they might just figure out how to make friends, fall in love, and absorb some of their roots along the way.

 
 

Based on filmmaker Benson Lee’s own experience as a teenager, Seoul Searching pays homage to the John Hughes dramedies of the 1980s and adds its own flair of Korean drama to create a fresh, original film. With spot-on costuming, an '80s-infused soundtrack, and an exciting all-Asian cast just waiting to be discovered, Seoul Searching delivers an extended remix of heartfelt nostalgia, hilarity, and fun.

- Sundance Film Festival

 

CAST

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WHAT CRITICS ARE SAYING

 
 
 

“A sweetly engaging tribute to classic John Hughes movies and a refreshing glimpse into the secret life of the Asian teenager.” 
- Justin Chang, Variety

Sundance Film Review: 'Seoul Searching'

LA Film Festival Review

 

 
 
 
 

“The 80s come roaring back.”
- Justin Lowe, Hollywood Reporter

'Seoul Searching' Sundance Review

 

 
 

“Great music...amazing ensemble cast..I loved it.”
- Angela Watercutter, WIRED

How Throwback Flick Seoul Searching Puts a Spin on Teen Comedies

 

 
 

“This is the sort of movie we come to Sundance to discover.”
- William Bibbiani

Seoul Searching for Sundance Magic

 

PUNCH DRUNK CRITICS

“A great ride”
- Travis Hopson

Sundance Review: Seoul Searching

 

 
 

“Extraordinary, potentially a game-changer for Asian American film”

- Center for Asian American Media

Memoirs of a Superfan

 

NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY

Seattle Indepedant Film Festival Review

 

 
 

“Has a lot of heart”

- Chris Lee, Entertainment Weekly

 

 
 

“Fun, crazy, felt like a kid again”
- Tracy Held Potter, Stage and Screen

 
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