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On the Occasion of Remembering the Turning Gate (2002)
"Saenghwalui balgyeon" (original title)

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Sang-mi Choo ...
Seon-young
Ji-won Ye ...
Myung-sook
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George Georgiou ...
Roger
Choo-wol Kim
Chu-wol Kim
Hak-sun Kim ...
Seong-wu
Sang-kyung Kim ...
Gyung-soo
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Seon-young: Even though it's difficult to be a human being, let's not turn into monsters.
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quiet but very intense
21 August 2006 | by (Graz, Austria) – See all my reviews

From the very start i was caught up in the pacing of this film. Everything felt so down-to-earth and therefore so natural.

But as it is often the case with those calm movies, there is, in truth, a lot of noise behind these curtains of silence. You can't see it directly but after looking at all these details, and there are a lot of them, frictions are just popping out everywhere. Every single spoken word has then a special meaning.

Technically the film is simply dull. No music, at least i don't remember, very simple camera angles etc. It felt more like a theater-play than a film. The only difference was having the real environment, but even that was not so important. There were only some "items", which played a key-role, like the turning gate, but they were also replaceable with a stage-backdrop.

So that is the risk that some might be bored to death when they happen to run into this film. For myself it was just fascinating. A 10/10 as a theater play ... but, because of the unused potential of "film-techniques", a 9/10 as a movie.


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