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Peppermint Candy (1999)

Bakha satang (original title)
Consists of five phases of a man's life about why he committed suicide in the end.

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Chang-dong Lee

Writer:

Chang-dong Lee
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yeo-jin Kim ... Hongja
Kyung-gu Sol ... Yongho
Jung Suh
So-Ri Moon ... Sunim
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
In-kwon Kim
Seo-hie Ko Seo-hie Ko
Dae-yeon Lee Dae-yeon Lee
Ji-Yeon Park Ji-Yeon Park
Se-beom Park Se-beom Park
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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Drama

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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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Production Co:

East Film Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Yongho: It's leaking, in a new place. Last night, the rain fell on my forehead, as I lay in bed. You, sit down! Fucker! This isn't a game, sit! Isn't the way I live pathetic? Wonder why I live this way? Although I don't know who sent you, I want to talk with you.
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Written by Jeff Barry and Ben Raleigh
Performed by Ray Peterson
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speechless
16 December 2004 | by kinggodardSee all my reviews

this film is not meant to be this brilliant, it's not meant to grab you by the balls, throws you around the room and paralyzed your heart with so many emotions. it's brilliance lies in its simplicity; great screenplay, great story, great characters. you can feel the story- told by the director- mr. lee chang dong is told from the heart. no hold barred emotions, cynical humour, the rawness of despair and hate to the subtle beauty of innocence and loss. this film inspired IRREVERSIBLE in so many ways (which i thought was brilliant too but when i saw peppermint candy, this film was better in terms of the scope of story and emotions). i saw 'peppermint candy' at jakarta international film festival recently and was shocked to find the film was made around 5 years ago. this films shows independent film is not just about a bunch of couple arguing in the kitchen for 40 minutes as in the case of most 'art' films. it has depth, character, soul and testament about the human conditions at its lowest and highest.


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