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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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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
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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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Address Unknown, 25 March 2012
Author: Spuzzlightyear from Vancouver

A bit of a goofy movie here that supposedly explores the relationship of the Korean People to G.I.'s when the Korean War was going on, but it's all a bit too melodramatic, goofy and over the top to ever take seriously. A motley of Korean lower-class decrepit people try to get by on what they have, one of them harvests dog meat, a kid is ostracized because he's half Black, another has eye problems etc. It's somewhat interesting, maybe a tad overacted, but that all is forgiven when an actor billed as Mitch Mahlum screeches everything to a halt with his performance as a GI who falls in love with the girl with eye problems. He is just SO BAD. I can understand Asian directors maybe having difficulty with American actors because of the language barriers, but Mahlum just fails in all aspects, line delivery, mannerisms, and just EVERYTHING. Just horrible. But funny bad horrible. Yay!

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