Experiencing Interruptions?

I'm Tourette

Two special young people, Park Ji-ho, a bodybuilder, and Lim Cho-rok, a school counselor, open their hearts before the Camera. Both have Tourette's syndrome that involves abrupt repetition of unspecified actions (motor ticks) or strange sounds (phonic ticks).

For those who suffer this syndrome, it is an intimidating task to perform daily missions, for example, being on the public transportation. The treatment or cure for this symdrome has not been discovered yet.

Ji-ho and Cho-rok don't want to give up.
They want to share their stories with the world and to be accepted as who they are.

  • Gu SangMo
    Modern Korea ep.4 <We built this city, Sampoong>
  • Lee Yoori
  • Suh Yongha
  • Park Jiho
    Key Cast
  • Lim Chorok
    Key Cast
    "School counselor"
  • Lee YooMi
  • Shin Kwangyeon
  • Lee Seungmin
  • Kim Seungmin
    Sound Editor
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Television
  • Genres:
    Drama, Documentary
  • Runtime:
    48 minutes 34 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 28, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    50,000 USD
  • Country of Filming:
    Korea, Republic of
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Diversify TV Excellence Awards
    October 14, 2021
    World Premiere
    Nominee /Disablity Non Scripted category
Distribution Information
  • KBS Media
    Sales Agent
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Gu SangMo

Gu, Sangmo /elephant@kbs.co.kr

He has been working for KBS as a producer mainly focused at culture & current affairs since 2014.

His works include
The Concert (2015)
The Place Where We Were Born (2018)
The Travel of Korea Provisional Government (2019)
Modern Korea ep.4 <We built this city, Sampoong> (2020)
The Song for the beloved(2020)

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Director Statement

This film is a record of twenty nine-year-old young man and woman struggling with Tourette's syndrome. Unlike other programs consuming their tic symptoms stimulatingly, I tried taking a long look at the lives of youth with Tourette's syndrome and looking into their daily lives and their inner minds.

Several obstacles that seem normal in their lives.
Despite suffering and pain, the two youths do not stop moving forward. I hope that their steps will overcome the negative conventional wisdom of our society about Tourette's syndrome.