South Korean submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film

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1.
My Mother and Her Guest (1961)
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Ok-hui lives with her grandmother, her mother and the maid. People refer to their house as the "Widow House" because all three adult women who live there are widows. One day, a teacher named Mr. Han moves into the house as a lodger. (103 mins.)
Director: Shin Sang-okk
 
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The Dumb Samyong (1964)
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Deaf Samryong works as a farmhand. He loves the landlord's daughter-in-law. This film describes his true love and humanity to resist old customs. (85 mins.)
Director: Sang-ok Shin
 
3.
Rice (1963)
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The poor farmers of Muju in Cheonbuk Province cannot get enough water to irrigate their rice. They attempt many times to build a canal to the Geum River, but fail each time. After the military coup of 1962 however, the government gives its full support and helps the villagers succeed (124 mins.)
Director: Sang-ok Shin
 
4.
Descendents of Cain (1968)
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(107 mins.)
Director: Hyun Mok Yoo
 
5.
The Old Jar Craftsman (1969)
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A lonely old potter saves the life of a young woman. She is grateful to him, but does not return the love he feels for her... (95 mins.)
Director: Ha Won Choi
 
6.
Sam-yong's Love (1973)
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Kwang-shik misunderstands his wife's motherly attentions for mute Sam-yong, a servant on his land, leading to Sam-yong being fired... (110 mins.)
Director: Jang-ho Byeon
 
7.
Yeoin janhoksa moulleya moulleya (1984)
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Ki-rye, from a respectable but poor family, is married off to the deceased son of a powerful government official... (100 mins.)
Director: Doo-yong Lee
 
8.
The Rain Falling on Yeondong Bridge (1986)
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Seong-su promises to marry singer, Yeong-rim. She accepts his proposal, but delays marriage until after her concert in southeast Asia... (105 mins.)
 
9.
Eunuch (1986)
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Jeong-ho is castrated by an ambitious minister for loving above his station. The minister also happens to be the father of Ja-ok... (108 mins.)
Director: Doo-yong Lee
 
10.
Mayumi: Virgin Terrorist (1990)
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Two North Korean terrorists posing as Japanese tourists under the names of Shin Icho and Ma Yumi, blow up a Korean Airline flight enroute to Baghdad...
Director: Sang-ok Shin
 
11.
Life and Death of the Hollywood Kid (1994)
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The story of film director Yun Myoggil and his best friend Lim Byoungsuk whom has obsessive with watching American film. Lim gave his playscript to Yun to make a film. Yun begins to realise that the most of script was replicated. (114 mins.)
Director: Ji-yeong Jeong
 
12.
301/302 (1995)
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Two obsessive-compulsives, a chef and an anorexic writer, are neighbors in an apartment building. The... (100 mins.)
Director: Chul-soo Park
 
13.
Chunhyang (2000)
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Mongryong marries the beautiful Chunhyang without telling his father, the Governor of Namwon. When his father is transferred to Seoul... (120 mins.)
Director: Kwon-taek Im
 
14.
Oasis (2002)
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An irresponsible and childish ex-con befriends a girl with cerebral palsy and develops a progressively stronger bond with her. (133 mins.)
Director: Chang-dong Lee
 
15.
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003)
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A young and truth seeking boy travels to an isolated lake, where an old Buddhist master lives on a small floating temple. (103 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
 
16.
Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004)
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A drama about the fate of brothers forced to fight in the Korean War. (140 mins.)
Director: Je-gyu Kang
 
17.
Welcome to Dongmakgol (2005)
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Soldiers from both sides of the Korean divide live among villagers who know nothing of the war. (133 mins.)
Director: Kwang-Hyun Park
 
18.
The King and the Clown (2005)
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Two clowns living in Korea's Chosun Dynasty get arrested for staging a play that satirizes the king. They are dragged to the palace and threatened with execution but are given a chance to save their lives if they can make the king laugh. (119 mins.)
Director: Joon-ik Lee
 
19.
Secret Sunshine (2007)
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A woman moves to the town where her dead husband was born. As she tries to fit in, another tragic event overturns her life. (142 mins.)
Director: Chang-dong Lee
 
20.
Crossing (2008)
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About a young boy in North Korea who wants to find his father who is forced to become a refugee in South Korea. (107 mins.)
Director: Tae-gyun Kim
 
21.
Mother (2009)
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A mother desperately searches for the killer who framed her son for a girl's horrific murder. (129 mins.)
Director: Joon Ho Bong
 
22.
A Barefoot Dream (2010)
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After a series of pipe dream ventures go belly up, retired pro soccer player Kim Won-kang happens to visit East Timor... (121 mins.)
Director: Tae-gyun Kim