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South-Korean 'The journals of Musan' wins at Marrakech Film Festival.

Summary: Marrakech - At Saturday night's closing ceremony, the South-Korean director Park Jungbum's movie "The journals of Musan" took the Etoile d'or (Golden Star) of the 10th Marrakech International Film Festival.

Marrakech - At Saturday night's closing ceremony, the South-Korean director Park Jungbum's movie "The journals of Musan" took the Etoile d'or (Golden Star) of the 10th Marrakech International Film Festival.

The jury, headed by U.S. actor, producer and director John Malkovich, gave its top prize to this tragedy story of a man, Seungchul Jeon, who struggles to find work and build relationships with people he meets. Although he is not an habitual criminal or migrant worker, he suffered many forms of discrimination. Seungchul Jeon, who opened his eyes to communism in his country of origin, is found at the margins of a capitalist society in South Korea as he confronted with its liberal mores. "Beclouded" and "Beyond the steppes" directed respectively by Mexican filmmaker Alejandro Gerber Becicci and Belgian director, both received the jury award (second place) Vanja D'Alacantara. John Malkovich thanked HM King Mohammed VI for his continued support to the Festival, commending the tireless efforts of HRH Prince Moulay Rachid, President of the FIFM Foundation, to ensure the success of this great artistic event.

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