7.0/10
1,015
3 user 29 critic

Tale of Cinema (2005)

Geuk jang jeon (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 27 May 2005 (South Korea)
In Seoul, the paths of two men and one woman intersect and move apart from one another, centering around their love for cinema. A suicidal student meets a young woman who decides to follow ... See full summary »

Director:

Sang-soo Hong

Writer:

Sang-soo Hong
Reviews
3 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Sang-kyung Kim ... Kim Dong-soo
Ji-won Uhm ... Choi Young-shil
Ki-woo Lee ... Jeon Sang-won
Kyung-jin Lee Kyung-jin Lee
Kim Myeong Su Kim Myeong Su ... (as Myoeng-su Kim)
Han-chul Jo ... (as Han-Cheol Jo)
Seung-ah Lee
Moo-Seong Choi Moo-Seong Choi
Bo-Kwang Choi Bo-Kwang Choi
Joong-hyeon Bang Joong-hyeon Bang
Seong-Yong Kye Seong-Yong Kye ... Gentle Alumnus
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Moonsu Bang Moonsu Bang
Jung-in Choi Jung-in Choi ... Female Alumni 2
Ju-Yeong Jang Ju-Yeong Jang ... Gentle Classmate's Daughter
Learn more

More Like This 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Two college friends get together and reminisce on the woman they both fell in love with at different times in their past, and are thus propelled to find her.

Director: Sang-soo Hong
Stars: Ji-Tae Yoo, Tae-woo Kim, Hyun-Ah Sung
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A movie director entices his young friend to come to the beach on the pretext of writing a script. He then starts an affair with the friend's girlfriend.

Director: Sang-soo Hong
Stars: Seung-woo Kim, Hyun-Jung Go, Seon-mi Song
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Relationship filled with pitfalls between a pleasant female video producer and a gallery owner as they become embroiled in their self-spun web of illusions. Bitter-sweet serenade to modern courtship.

Director: Sang-soo Hong
Stars: Eun-ju Lee, Seong-kun Mun, Won-hee Cho
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Actor Kyung Soo leaves Seoul to visit an old classmate. The reunion with his friend does not amount to much, but the trip does lead to some romantic encounters. He gets involved with two ... See full summary »

Director: Sang-soo Hong
Stars: Sang-mi Choo, Ji-won Ye, Kil-kang Ahn
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

(Korean with English subtitles) Helmed by one of Korea's leading directors, Hong Sang-soo, Jisook joins two of her girlfriends for a holiday in Korea's Kangwon Province. But in an eerie ... See full summary »

Director: Sang-soo Hong
Stars: Jong-hak Baek, Yun-hong Oh, Yu-seok Kim
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Delightfully comic exploration of the emotional and social geography of an art-house film director.

Director: Sang-soo Hong
Stars: Tae-woo Kim, Ji-won Uhm, Hyun-Jung Go
Night and Day (2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

"Night and Day" is centered around the mixed emotions found in traveling. Characters in the film are Sung-nam Kim, an artist selected by the Korean government that escaped from Seoul and ... See full summary »

Director: Sang-soo Hong
Stars: Yeong-ho Kim, Su-jeong Hwang, Eun-hye Park
Hahaha (2010)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Two friends, while having drinks together, share their memories of visiting the seaside resort of Tongyeong.

Director: Sang-soo Hong
Stars: Sang-kyung Kim, So-Ri Moon, Joon-Sang Yoo
Oki's Movie (2010)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A love story between a middle-aged professor, a young student who prepares a movie and a student/film-maker who drinks too much.

Director: Sang-soo Hong
Stars: Sun-kyun Lee, Yu-mi Jung, Seong-kun Mun
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The secret relationship between a student and a teacher, will their love last?

Director: Sang-soo Hong
Stars: Eun-chae Jung, Sun-kyun Lee, Joon-Sang Yoo
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A professor in the film department at a provincial university goes to Seoul to meet his senior, who works as a film critic, and stays in a northern Seoul village for three days.

Director: Sang-soo Hong
Stars: Joon-Sang Yoo, Sang-Jung Kim, Seon-mi Song
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

About desires and lives of four characters in diverse circumstances. A poor novelist, a cheating wife, a mysophobic husband and a ticket girl.

Director: Sang-soo Hong
Stars: Eun-hee Bang, Eun-sook Cho, Eui-sung Kim
Edit

Storyline

In Seoul, the paths of two men and one woman intersect and move apart from one another, centering around their love for cinema. A suicidal student meets a young woman who decides to follow him in his fatal gesture. Coming out of a cinema, Tongsu, an unsuccessful filmmaker, spots a beautiful young woman, and recognizes her : she is the main actress in the film he has just seen. The life of this wavering and distressed young man strangely echoes the one of the young man from the beginning... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004) See more »

User Reviews

 
Boring.
1 September 2008 | by imdb-19548See all my reviews

I can't believe this film has got such high marks from other reviewers.

This is similar to the worst low budget French films, it is so desperate to the meaningful and obtuse that it simply bores you.

The characters are believable and well acted but that is the only positive.

The film moves very slowly from non-event to non-event with the few real events being overwhelmed by the plodding pace.

The characters aren't interesting or likable, you don't care what happens to them and never and the dialogue is dull.

Watching this was an enormous waste of time.


8 of 42 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site [South Korea]

Country:

France | South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

27 May 2005 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Conte de cinéma See more »

Filming Locations:

South Korea

Edit

Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,695
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed