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Suchwiin bulmyeong (2001)

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
Namhee Kwon Namhee Kwon ... Female Store Owner
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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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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A jewel of solid led
24 January 2002 | by jallieSee all my reviews

Wow. I never felt so scarred after leaving the cinema and seeing a good film. Doom is making it's appearance and it will not go away even after the very end. The whole setting of the film is marvelous. Desolate, hopeless and there's no way out of the barren landscape. All persons are victim of this place, knowing they cannot escape, with all consequences. The fact that those who should have gotten it don't, makes it a very bitter ride. I watched every second, hopeless but fixed to the screen. Only minor is the somewhat overacting of some of the featured American soldiers, but okay still a perfect 9 out of 10. Highly recommended, another fine piece of Korean cinema.


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