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'Oldboy' Director Shoots New Fantasy-Horror Film With iPhone 4

park chan-wookGiven his stellar filmography, it's safe to assume that Park Chan-wook's next movie will be just as viscerally powerful as 'Oldboy,' 'Sympathy for Lady Vengeance,' or 'Thirst.' Unlike the Korean director's previous works, though, his most recent project was shot with a distinctly unique cinematic medium: the iPhone.

Titled 'Paranmanjang,' Park's new, 30-minute horror film was shot on a budget of a little over $130,000, and entirely with an iPhone 4. "The new technology creates strange effects because it is new and because it is a medium the audience is used to," Park explained. He added that the Apple smartphone offered a distinct advantage over other cameras, "because it is light and small and because anyone can use it."

'Paranmanjang,' which translates as "a life full of ups and downs," is set to hit South Korean theaters on January 27th. According to the Guardian, the film tells the story of a man who goes fishing, and (literally) catches a woman on his line. At first, it appears that the woman is dead, but she eventually comes back to life, strangles the man, and swaps wardrobes with him. No word yet on whether any live octopi were harmed in the process.

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