The Daily Buzz at Cannes: Episode 8, 'The Office'
In this edition of the Daily Buzz at Cannes 2015, Daily Buzz Co-Host Anderson Le interviews first-time S. Korean director Hong Won Chang at the Terrace du Audio Visual inside the Palais. While overlooking the Mediterranean Sea in the South of France, we spend part of our afternoon with Hong as he makes his directorial debut during the 68th Edition of the Cannes Film Festival. His film The Office (O-Pi-Seu) stars Ko Ah Sung (The Host, Snowpiercer) and screens in the Midnight Projections section.
Hong shares with that in today's Korean economy, job security is a concern for everyone. It's a competitive work environment. Many Korean office workers often live with the fear of being dismissed at any given moment, even though they already have a job. He tells our host why he chose the topic of Korean corporate office culture to make his first film, how social fear works and how it fuels fear among employees in the Korean workplace. This combination of social fear in a suspense genre movie is sure to keep audiences on the edge of their seats.