Forbidden Quest

Synopsis: 1941: in Ireland, a film maker hears of an aged ship's carpenter who knows the fate of the Hollandia, a Norse ship that set sail in 1905 and vanished. The old salt has canisters of film to prove his tale. We see the footage as he narrates. They sail south in June, 1905, with scores of Siberian huskies aboard, meeting no living soul, the crew ignorant of the trip's purpose, until they reach Antarctica. A mysterious Italian paces the deck; a polar bear appears, and the Italian, possessed, hunts it down. That night, the boatswain explains to the crew how an Arctic bear could be at the South Pole and why the Hollandia has come. Visitors arrive, and the Gothic tale plays out.
Genre: Adventure
Director(s): Peter Delpeut
  2 wins & 1 nomination.
75 min

IM Pictures presents

a Bidangil Pictures production

in association with

CJ Entertainment

HAN Suk-gyu

LEE Beum-soo

KIM Min-jung

executive producer/ CHOI Wan

associate producer/ KIM Min-ki

produced by/ KIM Soo-jin

YOON In-beum

written and directed by/ KIM Dae-woo

What brings you here?

I came to buy some chinaware.

Can't you see that we're closed?


Well, do you have a bowl

with a brass bottom?

Who'd have something like that?

Then how about a bowl

with a brass top instead?

I have no clue

what you're talking about.

But come inside and look around.


Is he still alive?

Yes, he's barely breathing.

Hurry, and bring him inside.


Have you nothing to say?

I beg your pardon?

Terrible, so terrible.

How could they do this to him?

We need to get something

on the Lim family and appeal.

And when do you plan

to use that tongue of yours?

Afraid the Deputy Prime Minister

is too powerful even for the King?

Well, you see...

Do you not understand

what your elder is saying to you?

Are you afraid of Lim?

But no matter

how furious this makes us,

how can we submit a false appeal?

But that's exactly what they did!

Even if the other side does evil,

as a scholar I cannot lower myself

to the same level as them.

So what you're saying

is that since you're a scholar,

you will overlook this travesty?

You don't think

I'm in torment as well?

I'm Just as upset as you, father.

I must leave for the Royal Court.

How can you leave when your brother

is in that condition?

You also don't need to scold me.

No, you cannot Just leave!

- What do you think...

- Look here!

Look at this leg...

and you still wish to talk

of your academic duties?

Aren't you even angry?

Our family has been disgraced.

Who gives a damn about integrity

and academic duty?

Do you not want vengeance?

Know what people

are whispering behind your back?

They're saying

that you're a selfish coward!

Inspections officer, Kim Yoon-suh,

is here your Majesty.

Good, good.

Have you heard about the case

on your way here?

Yes, I have your Majesty.

Despite my limited means,

I will do my best.

Deputy Prime Minister.

What happened to Inspector Kim's

younger brother?

He received the court's unlimited grace

and arrived home today.

If they're brothers,

their personalities must be similar.

Inspector Kim Yoon-seo is different.

He is a man of gentle temperament

who avoids going against the tides.

He looks that way, too.

Anyway, I hope he resolves it,

and puts a smile on my lady's face.

I accepted it because

I couldn't tell the difference.

But the scribble I put on the back

as a child wasn't to be found.

It was switched by someone

while being mounted.

Not only was it dear to my heart,

but our family's honour

is on the line.

Whoever it was,

he knew what he was doing.

Both the paper and artist's seal

has been duplicated perfectly.

It seems you have profound knowledge

in Chinese paintings and writings.

I would profess an interest

but nothing close

to profound knowledge.

I'd love to hear your thoughts

on the subject sometime.

Of course.

We trust you will put your utmost

efforts into this case.

You must catch the culprit.

You must not take this case.

It's fruitless.

Think the scoundrel is waiting

around for you to find him?

But it's the King's order.


Feign illness and dismiss yourself.

Take good care of yourself.

We are about to embark

on a great Journey.

What Journey?

Have you lost your mind?

We must annihilate Lim

and his faction,

and establish a new state!

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Peter Delpeut

Peter Delpeut (born 12 July 1956, Vianen) is a Dutch filmmaker and writer. Several of his films have heavily used found footage. He has won several literary awards for his writing. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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