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Address Unknown (2001)

Suchwiin bulmyeong (original title)
Romances end in blood and the frail hopes of individuals are torn apart in a vile karmic continuity of colonialism, civil war and occupation. After surviving Japanese colonization, Korea ... See full summary »

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Ki-duk Kim

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Ki-duk Kim
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Cast

Credited cast:
Dong-kun Yang ... Chang-guk
Min-jung Ban ... Eunok
Young-min Kim Young-min Kim ... Jihum
Eun-jin Pang Eun-jin Pang ... Chang-guk's Mom (as Eun-jin Bang)
Gye-nam Myeong Gye-nam Myeong ... Jihum's father
In-ok Lee In-ok Lee ... Eun-ok's mother
Jae-Hyun Cho ... Dog Eyes (as Jae-hyeon Jo)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yeong-im Kim Yeong-im Kim
Nam-hee Kwon Nam-hee Kwon ... Female Store Owner (as Namhee Kwon)
Mitch Malem Mitch Malem
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Romances end in blood and the frail hopes of individuals are torn apart in a vile karmic continuity of colonialism, civil war and occupation. After surviving Japanese colonization, Korea became the first war zone of the Cold War. The legacy of war remains today in this divided country. Three forlorn teenagers, Chank-guk, Jihum and Eunok are figures in the landscape of this story, which highlights the global implications of a very Korean reality. None of them is able to escape the withering pull of tragedy. All desperate pleas for love and redemption are returned stamped in red with

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Drama | War

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Rated R for violence, language, sexuality and some drug content | See all certifications »

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean | English

Release Date:

2 June 2001 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Domicilio desconocido See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Dog of a movie
20 April 2002 | by Mac-148See all my reviews

There's a scene in this film where a man plays with a puppy. When the puppy, wagging its tail, approaches, the man, at first affectionate, slaps its nose. Two or three times. It is the most heartless moment in a cruel and vacuous movie. The cruelty is everywhere and stops the audience caring about anyone or anything. Except the dogs. Couple of questions. How does a bullet in the eye get fixed with what looks like soy sauce? Since when did a traditional Korean family allow a teenage daughter to bonk her U.S. soldier boyfriend in the family home? And where did the director drag up those American actors? Friday night in Itaewon? Boy oh boy they were bad. The boyfriend was bad, out of control and saying truly scary things. He blamed it all on the Korean mountains that were closing in on him. Hello? Calling Planet Earth? On top of that, in a movie set in the 1970s, no period pop music. Unforgivable. A real dog.


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