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Approved for adoption

Laurent Boileau
year: 2012
Running Time:
Drawing on film
Feature film [over 45 min]
Thomas Schmitt(Mosaique Films)/Patrick Quinet(Artémis Productions)
The program:


European on the heads side, Asian on the tails side. Cartoonist. 42 years old according to his
civil status, Jung prefers to place his birth at the age of 5, when a policeman found him
wandering alone on the streets of Seoul. He is one of those 200 000 adopted Koreans spread
around the world.

Director's BIO

Jung was born on December 2nd, 1965 in Seoul, in South Korea.
Adopted by a Belgian family in 1971, he adopts the name of
Jung Henin. He follows studies of Traditional Humanities (Latin and
Mathematics) at the Athénée Royal de Rixensart, before
attending one year, in 1985, the Saint-Luc workshop of Brussels.
He the studies at the academy of the Art schools of Brussels, in
Illustration section. In parallel, he makes a short passage in the
animated cartoon, in Cambre. It is in 1987 that his career takes a
decisive turn, when he meets Marc Michetz, who presents him to
the Spirou magazine. That enables him to illustrate some short
articles in Spirou and Tintin. He then works a few months in the
workshop of Yslaire and Darasse, and illustrates also the covers of Belgian Business Magazine.
In 1991, Jung publishes the first of the four volumes of Yasuda, at Hélyode-Lefranc. The finality
of his drawings is for him to show emotions, feelings, through characters quite present, alive. In
1997, in collaboration with Martin Ryelandt, he directs Young girl and the Wind, with the
Delcourt editions. The Asian universe of this series of heroïc-fantasy is a return to his Korean
origins, and the fantastic enables him to reinforce the evocative side of his drawing, in
particular for the hero: Wind. In 2001 he publishes with Jee-Yun Kwaïdan (3 volumes) with the
Delcourt editions, a new series which strikes by the beauty of the direct colors and the subtle
and refined poetry which emanates from this Japanese tale. In 2006, always in collaboration
with Jee-Yun, he publishes Okiya, a Japanese erotic tale. He has just published in the editions
Delcourt Kyoteru a history on the world of the ninja children and Skin color: honey, an
autobiographical account in black and white for the editions Soleil.

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