1.69 million USD
Yu Yeong-sik Choi Equan
Hong Seok-jae Jo Seul-ye Kwon O-rang Koo Sung-mo
Byun Yo-han Lee Joo-seung
12 March 2015 (South Korea)
Hong Seokjae, Hong Seok-jae
Blue Dragon Film Award for Best New Actor
Byun Yo‑han, Ryu Jun‑yeol, Ju‑seung Lee, Oh Hee‑joon, Dae‑hyeong Yoo
Sympathy for Mr Vengeance, Sea Fog, Pietà, Countdown, One Way Trip
Socialphobia (Hangul: 소셜포비아; RR: Sosyeolpobia) is a 2015 South Korean thriller/drama film starring Byun Yo-han and Lee Joo-seung. It was co-written and directed by Hong Seok-jae in his directorial debut, based on a real-life story that explores the social issues within internet culture among the Korean youth of the 21st century.
A group of youngsters investigate a girl who died after being targeted in a witch-hunt on social networking sites, in an attempt to determine whether her death was suicide or murder. A member of the group at first becomes suspect but later the death was proven as a suicide. The film explores internet addiction, cyber bullying, social phobia and lack of morale - self-esteem among youngsters.