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2 June 2001 (South Korea) See more »
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Romances end in blood and the frail hopes of individuals are torn apart in a vile karmic continuity of colonialism... See more » | Add synopsis »
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1 win & 3 nominations See more »
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can you say "bleak" See more (16 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Dong-kun Yang ... Chang-guk

Min-jung Ban ... Eunok
Young-min Kim ... Jihum
Eun-jin Pang ... Chang-guk's Mom (as Eun-jin Bang)
Gye-nam Myeong ... Jihum's father
In-ok Lee ... Eun-ok's mother
Jae-hyeon Jo ... Dog Eyes
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yeong-im Kim
Mitch Malem

Directed by
Ki-duk Kim 
 
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Ki-duk Kim 

Produced by
Seung-jae Lee .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Ho-jun Park 
 
Cinematography by
Jeong-min Seo 
 
Film Editing by
Sung-Won Hahm  (as Sung-won Ham)
 
Art Direction by
Ki-duk Kim 
 
Sound Department
Sang-ho Ahn .... sound recordist
 

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Also Known As:
"Suchwiin bulmyeong" - South Korea (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for violence, language, sexuality and some drug content
Runtime:
117 min | Argentina:117 min (Mar del Plata Film Festival) | Finland:117 min (Helsinki International Film Festival)
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6 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
can you say "bleak", 8 June 2005
Author: dmuel from downtown, Michigan

The movie centers on the lives of rundown rural community of South Koreans who happen to live proximate to a U.S. military base. The lives and stories of several citizens intertwine in this bleak and gritty flick. There is a Korean woman and her half-black son, the product of a relationship with a G.I. Another local makes a living collecting and killing dogs he sells for food. A young girl lives a detached life but develops a friendship with an introverted friend who dotes on her, when he's not being beaten and bullied by local toughs. There are more characters in this tale, but most all of them have somehow been adversely affected by the omnipresent US soldiers who drift, comically at times, in and out of their existence. And, the movie overflows with brutality, mostly of Koreans against each other. At some point, most assuredly near the end of the film, the tragedy is so overwhelming it becomes lugubrious. How many bad things can happen to a small community? In this movie there is no end to it, and one wonders what is the point.

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