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A Single Spark (1995)

Jeon tae-il (original title)
The film intercuts two stories, one in black and white, one in color. From 1965 to 1970, we follow Jeon Tae-Il, a poor young man who quits street vending to work in a garment factory. Amid ... See full summary »

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Kwang-su Park
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2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Kyoung-In Hong Kyoung-In Hong ... Jeon Tae-il
Bo-kyeong Kim Bo-kyeong Kim
Sun-Jae Kim Sun-Jae Kim ... Jung-soon
Seong-kun Mun
Yong-soo Park Yong-soo Park
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The film intercuts two stories, one in black and white, one in color. From 1965 to 1970, we follow Jeon Tae-Il, a poor young man who quits street vending to work in a garment factory. Amid appalling work conditions, he buys a law book, seeks government help, forms an association, talks to reporters. When conditions don't change, he takes a dire step. Five years later, a young couple follow Tae-Il's path: pregnant Shin Jung-Soon tries to organize a union in her garment factory. She's harassed, then beaten. Her husband, Kim Yong-Su, an intellectual in hiding from Park Chung Hee's repressive regime, is writing Tae-Il's story. Can he elude capture to complete the book? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

18 November 1995 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

A Single Spark See more »

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Stereo
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To make this political film, 7,646 individuals contributed money. All of their names appear in the credits. See more »

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