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The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well (1996)

Daijiga umule pajinnal (original title)
About desires and lives of four characters in diverse circumstances. A poor novelist, a cheating wife, a mysophobic husband and a ticket girl.

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Sang-soo Hong
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Credited cast:
Eun-hee Bang ... In Chang's Wife
Eun-sook Cho Eun-sook Cho ... Min Jae
Eui-sung Kim ... Hyo Seop
Eung-Kyung Lee Eung-Kyung Lee ... Bo Gyeong
Sun-mi Myeong Sun-mi Myeong
Jin-seong Park Jin-seong Park ... Dong-woo
Kang-ho Song ... Dong-seok
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About desires and lives of four characters in diverse circumstances. A poor novelist, a cheating wife, a mysophobic husband and a ticket girl.

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

4 May 1996 (South Korea) See more »

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The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well See more »

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$8,354
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Stereo

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1.85 : 1
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Well done!!!
27 February 2018 | by BlissQuestSee all my reviews

I'm going to have to agree with a previous reviewer who called this "Hong Sang-Soo's first is his best" and add the words "to date". And if you are someone who has only watched his latest films (post 2010), you are in for a treat and will also understand what all the fuss is about this brilliant director. Once again, he proves that the simple the approach, the better the outcome. I consider myself a Korean film buff, to the point where I traveled to Seoul to get a first hand feel of the people and the environment I have seen in so many films. This film, though relatively old, captures more of what I saw while in Seoul than all the recent hollywood-esque films, which companies like CJ entertainment have been churning out. Maybe that's because, in part, plastic surgery wasn't the in-thing in Seoul in 1996. I would love to ask the director how he goes about casting his extras because I just can't figure out how he gets them to behave so naturally in front of the camera. No spoilers here....Go watch the film and enjoy!!


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