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Release Date:
10 May 2002 (South Korea) See more »
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The Life of Painter Jang Seung-up
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In a time of political and social unrest in nineteenth-century Korea, an uncouth, self-taught painter explores his natural talent amidst the repressive world around him. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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2 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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Yeonghwa: Korean Film Today: Hanji Review
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A great movie, a great painter See more (17 total) »

Cast

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Min-sik Choi ... Jang Seung-up
Sung-kee Ahn ... Kim Byung-Moon
Ho-jeong Yu ... Mae-hyang

Yeo-jin Kim ... Jin-jong

Ye-jin Son ... So-woon
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Jin-seo Yoon
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Directed by
Kwon-taek Im 
 
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Kwon-taek Im 
Yong-ok Kim 
Byung-sam Min 

Produced by
Woo-Suk Kang .... executive producer
Michael Kim .... executive producer
Ji-seung Lee .... associate producer
Tae-won Lee .... producer
 
Original Music by
Young-dong Kim 
 
Cinematography by
Il-sung Jung 
 
Film Editing by
Sun-duk Park  (as Seon-deok Park)
 
Art Direction by
Byung-do Joo 
 
Costume Design by
Ki-chul Kim 
Hye-ran Lee 
 
Sound Department
Choong-Hwan Lee .... sound
 
Visual Effects by
Jong Ik Kang .... visual effects supervisor
 

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Also Known As:
"Chihwaseon" - South Korea (original title)
"Strokes of Fire" - International (English title)
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120 min
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Certification:
Australia:MA (TV rating) | Canada:G (Quebec) | France:U | Hong Kong:III | Japan:R-18 | Mexico:B15 | Singapore:R(A) | Singapore:PG (cut) | South Korea:18 | South Korea:12 (cut) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:Unrated

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Chosen by "Telerama" (France) as one of the 10 best pictures of 2002 (#10)See more »

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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
A great movie, a great painter, 5 May 2003
Author: sperman from Bologna, Italy

What a movie! I have always liked the Asian style of shooting, and this movie does not disappoint at all! Photography is breath-taking, ranging from amazing landscapes to whirls of colours. The main actor is really realistic in representing the painter (whose paintings are astonishing). The ending is also very well chosen, very poetic. The only remark is that they should have maybe shown a bit more deeply the connection between his inspiration and his abuse of alcohol and women. But altogether this is an excellent film!

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