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Little Boy 12725

Jigon Kim
2018 | 99min 47sec | color | DCP | Korean Subtitles


Screening schedule

Date Time Theater Information
2019.03.22(Fir) 15:30 Lotte Cinema Hongik Univ 1
2019.03.25(Mon) 17:00 Lotte Cinema Hongik Univ 1



At 8:15 a.m. on August 6, 1945, the atomic bomb “Little Boy” was dropped in Hiroshima. A six-year-old girl who was there has her own Little Boy, Kim Hyung-ryul later. Realizing the tragedy of the bomb is engraved on his body, Kim tells the world.


Director's Statement

Little Boy 12725 is a documentary about two little boys of which one perished 60 years after the other. An atomic bomb Little Boy, as a source of suffering for many, is buried in Tinian Island of the Western Pacific where the primitive form of mankind is still preserved. And another little boy named Kim Hyeong Ryul is laid to rest in Hapcheon - a small town known as Hiroshima of Korea. This film observes 12725 days of written records and pleading messages Kim Hyeong Ryul has left in this world and asks what we must do.



Jigon Kim
Born in Busan, Korea in 1983. Media and Broadcasting major.
Jigon Kim made his first short doc, (2008), about a disappearing movie theatre in Busan. The film won the Express Poetic Awards at the 13th Brazil International Student Film Festival and was invited to numerous film festivals overseas. Jigon is also known for exploring disappearing space and its history, and his perspective towards marginalized people in his hometown. as shown in his trademark Grandma series: , , , and a feature . Jigon has also worked on number of video and photo exhibition projects since 2009.
Unfamiliar Dreams (2008, Documentary, Short)
-The 13th Brazil International Student Film Festival ‘International Competition’ - Express Poetic Awards
-The 9th Indie Docu Festival ‘Latest Korean Film Section’

Life on the Line (2009, Documentary, Short)
-2009 The 4th Sapporo International Short Film Festival ‘Hokkaido Selection’

At 3 P. M. (2009, Documentary, Short)
-2010 Paris Korean Film Festival ‘Selection 2010 Short Competition’

The Last Stop (2010, Drama, Short)
-2013 6th Seoul Senior Film Festival ‘Competition’

Grandma (2011, Mid-length, Documentary)
-37th Seoul Independent Film Festival ‘Competition’

Grandma-Cement Garden(2012, Feature, Documentary )
- 2012 14th Made-in Busan Independent Film Festival)
- 2013 14th Jeonju International Film Festival ‘Korean Competition’

Highway Stars (2014, Feature, Documentary)
-2014 15th Jeonju International Film Festival ‘Korean Competition’
-2014 DMZ International Documentary Film Festival ‘Korean Documentary Showcase
-2015 58th Leipzig International Documentary and Animation Film Festival: ‘Country Focus on South Korea’

Grandma-Drawer (2015, Feature, Documentary)
-2016 17th Jeonju International Film Festival ‘Korean Cinemascape’
-2016 18th Busan Independent Film Festival 'Opening Film'


Producer     Oh minwook 
Cinematographer     Kim Jigon  Oh minwook  Son Homok 
Editor     Kim Jigon  Oh minwook  Son Homok  Kim Chanho 
SOUND     Noh Soojin 
Music     No Sooncheon