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A Boy's tooth is loose and his Mother has marked a date to have the tooth pulled. The Boy is terrified of the pain; it may as well be a death sentence. The fear causes immense anxiety and he spirals down into a web of nightmares and irrational ways to avoid his Mother.

결국 올 것이 오고야 말았다. 앞니가 흔들거리는 걸 엄마가 알게 된 것이다. 이를 뽑아야 하는 공포에서 벗어나고 찾아온 또 다른 불안감, 쉬운게 하나도 없다.

  • Boyoung Kim
    Impersonation, Prey, The Heads, The Levers
  • Boyoung Kim
    Impersonation, Prey, The Heads, The Levers
  • Nayoung Kim
    Impersonation, Prey, The Heads, The Levers
  • Hyun Kim
  • Project Title (Original Language):
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Horror, Family, Childhood
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 20, 2013
  • Country of Origin:
    Korea, Republic of
  • Country of Filming:
    Korea, Republic of
  • Language:
    English, Korean
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Indie Anifest
    Seoul, Korea
    September 27, 2013
    International Premiere
    Independent Walk Award
  • Seoul Independent Film Festival
    Seoul, Korea
    November 28, 2013
  • Holland Animation Festival
    Utrecht, Netherlands
    March 19, 2014
    European Premiere
    International Competition
  • Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film
    Stuttgart, Germany
    April 22, 2014
  • Sicaf (Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival)
    Seoul, Korea
    June 23, 2014
  • JIFF (Jung Dongjin Independent Film Festival)
    Jung Dongjin, Korea
    August 1, 2014
  • Mise-en-scene's Short Film Festival
    Korea, Republic of
    June 25, 2015
Director Biography - Boyoung Kim

Boyoung Kim is a Korean animator, graphic designer and independent filmmaker. She is the creator of animated short films, including Replacement, Impersonation, Prey and The Levers.
Currently working on a new animation "A guitar in a bucket" (working title).

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Director Statement

이갈이는 더 단단한 새 이를 얻기 위해서 피할 수 없는 교체 (Replacement) 의 과정이자 시기적으로 가장 먼저 겪어야 하는 최초의 성장 관문이라고도 할 수 있다.
살다 보면 피할 수 없고 반드시 극복해야 하는 경험도 하게 되지만, 아픔이 있으면 보상도 따른다는 것, 죽을만큼 무서웠던 것들도 지나고 보면 별일 아니었음을 전혀 알 수 없었던 유년시절의 순간들이 있다.
어린시절 가장 충격적 경험 중 하나였던 이뽑기의 기억을 되살려 성장과정에 압도된 아이가 발치의 공포를 겪게되는 이야기를 그려보았다.