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Green Fish (1997)
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Seong-kun Mun ...
Bae Tae-kon
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Seong-kyu Han ...
Makdong's 2nd-eldest brother
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Makdong
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Jin-yeong Jeong ...
Makdong's 3rd-eldest brother
Dong-gon Kim
Byeong-Cheol Lee
Mun-shik Lee ...
Thug on train
Gye-nam Myeong ...
Kim Yang-kil
Ji-hye Oh ...
Makdong's sister
Hye-jin Shim ...
Mi-ae
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Pan-su
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"Green Fish" will astound you...
13 May 2012 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

For a debut movie, then Chang-Dong Lee really hit it right on the head with "Green Fish". This movie was really beautiful and captivating.

The story is interesting and picks you up right from the very beginning and takes you on a very emotional ride through hope, love, frustration, anger, remorse and pity. The story is about Mak Dong who has been released from the army, returning back to his home village, finding it a completely new place, no longer a village, but now a bustling town. Struggling to find his place in a different environment, Mak Dong happens to fall upon a chance to work for Bae Tse-Yong, who isn't particularly running business according to the law.

Chang-Dong Lee is really a great storyteller, and he is great at portraying people that aren't exactly "normal". His characters in his movies are very vibrant and full of personality and life, despite them having been dealt a bad hand from life. And if you enjoyed "Green Fish", then you definitely need to watch "Oasis" as well.

It never ceases to amaze me the amount of amazingly beautiful movies that come out of Asia. "Green Fish" will stay with you for a long time after you have seen it. And it had the most memorable death scene in a movie that I have seen since Willem Dafoe's death scene in "Platoon".

"Green Fish" is really a brutally honest movie that plays high on emotion and empathy. I enjoyed this movie quite a lot and highly recommend you to watch it if you like Asian cinema.


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