10 Minutes (2013 film)

10 Minutes
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Theatrical poster
Directed byLee Yong-seung
Produced byKim Dong-ho
Written byKim Da-hyun
StarringBaek Jong-hwan
Kim Jong-gu
Music byAngelo Lee
Kim Hong-hee
CinematographySeong Sung-taek
Edited byKim Woo-il
Shin Yong-sik
Tiger Cinema
Distributed byLotte Entertainment
Release date
  • October 2013 (2013-10) (BIFF)
  • April 24, 2014 (2014-04-24) (South Korea)
Running time
93 minutes
CountrySouth Korea

10 Minutes (Korean10분; Hanja10分; RRSipbun) is a 2013 South Korean film directed by Lee Yong-seung.[1] It premiered at the 2013 Busan International Film Festival and was released in theaters on April 24, 2014.[2]


Kang Ho-chan is studying and preparing for his dream job as a TV station producer. Barely scraping by since his father's retirement, his family has high hopes for him. However, he fails time and time again to get into the station and eventually ends up getting a part-time job at a government office to support his family. One day, one full-time employee resigns and Ho-chan's boss offers him a permanent position. Ho-chan hesitates between his long-time dream of becoming a producer and a steady job. After thinking long and hard, he chooses to be realistic and take the offer, but someone else gets appointed for the job.[3]


Awards and nominations[]

10 minutes premiered in the New Currents section of the 18th Busan International Film Festival in 2013, where it picked up the KNN Movie Award (Audience Award) and the FIPRESCI Award.[2]

In 2014, it won the Cyclo d'Or, the top prize at the 20th Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinema;[4] the FIPRESCI Award at the 38th Hong Kong International Film Festival;[5] the Asian New Talent Award at the 17th Shanghai International Film Festival;[6] and the Grand Prize at the 16th Taipei Film Festival.[7]

In 2015, Lee Yong-seung became a Best New Director nominee at the 20th Chunsa Film Art Awards.[8] He also won Best New Director at the 2nd Wildflower Film Awards, where 10 Minutes was nominated for three other categories: Best Director (Narrative Film) for Lee Yong-seung, Best Screenplay for Kim Da-hyun, and Best New Actor for Baek Jong-hwan.[9][10]


  1. ^ Song, Soon-jin (24 March 2014). "Korea Rookies In the Center of International Attention: LEE Yong-seung of 10 MINUTES and YOON Ga-eun of SPROUT". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2014-07-04.
  2. ^ a b Kwaak, Jeyup S. (14 October 2013). "Korean Workplace Woe Movie Lands BIFF Awards". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2014-07-04.
  3. ^ Yun, Suh-young (21 April 2014). "10 Minutes comments on workplace realities". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2014-07-04.
  4. ^ Conran, Pierce (21 February 2014). "Vesoul Awards 10 MINUTES Cyclo d'Or". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2014-07-04.
  5. ^ "38th HKIFF Honors Filmmakers with Awards of Five Competition Sections". The 38th Hong Kong International Film Festival. 5 April 2014. Archived from the original on 26 May 2014. Retrieved 2014-07-04.
  6. ^ Kim, June (27 June 2014). "10 MINUTES Awarded at Shanghai International Film Festival". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2014-07-04.
  7. ^ Jin, Eun-soo (4 July 2014). "10 Minutes wins grand prize in Taipei". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-07-04.
  8. ^ Ma, Kevin (9 March 2015). "Hard Day leads Chunsa Film Art nominations". Film Business Asia. Archived from the original on 2015-03-14. Retrieved 2015-03-19.
  9. ^ Ma, Kevin (1 April 2015). "Girl at My Door leads Wildflower nominations". Film Business Asia. Archived from the original on 2015-04-15. Retrieved 2015-04-01.
  10. ^ Frater, Patrick (9 April 2015). "Han Gong-ju Wins Korea's Wildflower Film Award". Variety. Retrieved 2015-04-11.

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