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STAND UP MAN

Review

Director:

Aram Collier

Genre:

Comedy

Country:

CANADA

Rated:

UNRATED

Year:

2017

Language:

English, Korean

Runtime:

84 Minutes

Description:

Funny, bittersweet and authentic, Stand Up Man is a Korean Canadian comedy film about fitting your dreams into reality. Forced to move back to his hometown of Windsor, wannabe comedian Moses Kim finds his comedic ambitions derailed by his responsibilities to his wife and newborn child, along with the management of his parent’s restaurant. Life gets more complicated when Joon, an orange-haired teenage cousin from Korea, unexpectedly shows up.

Producer Tony Lau grew up in Windsor, after moving to Canada from Hong Kong. He said it was important for him to put his hometown in the spotlight. "This is where I grew up and I want to bring my first feature back to where I grew up and film it here," said Lau, who also teaches at the university.


 

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