Screened as part of NZIFF 2007

Aachi & Ssipak 2006

Aachi-wa Ssipak

Directed by Jo Beom-jin

Set in a future where humans convert excrement into energy, this lowbrow, animated action/comedy from Korea is a jet-propelled, politically incorrect and completely vulgar spectacle.

South Korea In Korean with English subtitles
90 minutes 35mm



Kim Sun-ku

Animation Director

Kim Byung-kap


Kang Sang-kyun
Chung Hye-won
Jo Beom-jin


Lee Chung-bok


Kang Ki-young
Peach Presents


Ryu Seung-beom
Lim Chang-yung


Pusan 2006; Rotterdam 2007


Aachi & Ssipak is a gorgeously animated lowbrow action/comedy from Korea that could easily be the bastard love child of Beavis & Butthead and Samurai Jack, with set pieces from Robocop and Terminator thrown in. Set in a future where humans have learnt how to convert human excrement into a rich source of energy, everyone is encouraged to collect their waste in order to power the world. As a reward for this civic duty, the citizenry are given phallic-looking juicy bars - addictive treats that are coveted by the notoriously strung-out Diaper Gang. Aachi and Ssipak are small-time black market juicy bar dealers who save a sex star called Beautiful from the clutches of a sick porno director and the Diaper King. Beautiful has a very special talent - the ability to defecate them all to riches. This jet-propelled, politically incorrect and completely vulgar spectacle also features a riotously entertaining smorgasbord of jaw-dropping excesses, while poking a few jabs at contemporary governing bodies and the need for social control.