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Peppermint Candy (1999)

Bakha satang (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 1 January 2000 (South Korea)
Consists of five phases of a man's life about why he committed suicide in the end.

Director:

Chang-dong Lee

Writer:

Chang-dong Lee
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kyung-gu Sol ... Yongho
So-Ri Moon ... Sunim
Yeo-jin Kim ... Hongja
Se-beom Park Se-beom Park ... Shinkwang man
Jung Suh ... Miss Lee
Seo-hie Ko ... Kyung-ah
Ji-Yeon Park Ji-Yeon Park ... Female student
Dae-yeon Lee Dae-yeon Lee ... Detective Kang
Kyeong-ik Kim Kyeong-ik Kim ... Myungsik
Woo-hyeok Jeong Woo-hyeok Jeong ... Corporal Park
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jang-soo Bae Jang-soo Bae ... Camera shop owner
In-kwon Kim ... Sergeant Lee
Yeon-su Yu Yeon-su Yu
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Storyline

Yong Ho, a problematic guy, is walking alone at the riverside. He suddenly bumped with his friend's reunion. He join them and after that go to the railway to commit suicide.Then, the train reverse back to show why he become like that from the beginning. Covers five phase of his life. Written by luraz isketambola

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

East Film

Country:

South Korea | Japan

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

1 January 2000 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Peppermint Candy See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$89,184
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Company Credits

Production Co:

East Film Company See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Yongho: I don't want to die alone. I need one bastard to come with me. Just one bastard among all that ruined my life. But then... Who should I kill? It gives me hard time, you know. To pick just one is hard thing to do. The fucking stock broker who made me go clean broke? The vampire like loan shark that charged the ridiculous interest? Or... how about the business partner who run away with my money? Or should I take my ex-wife and my kid to die with me? There're so many fuckers in my life that it's ...
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Tell Laura I Love Her
Written by Jeff Barry and Ben Raleigh
Performed by Ray Peterson
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An unflinchingly brutal portrait of a corrupt society
10 October 2000 | by TheMrLeeSee all my reviews

Working backwards from his suicide, this film never flinches as it shows the how Songho is stripped of his humanity by a government whose police and military brutally repress its citizens. By showing how Songho gets to his complete loss of self, Peppermint Candy demonstrates how easy it is for people to lose themselves in the face of repression. Thoroughly unpleasant to watch, but an important reminder of what happens in the world.


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