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On the Occasion of Remembering the Turning Gate (2002)

Saenghwalui balgyeon (original title)
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Actor Kyung Soo leaves Seoul to visit an old classmate. The reunion with his friend does not amount to much, but the trip does lead to some romantic encounters. He gets involved with two ... See full summary »

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Sang-soo Hong

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Sang-soo Hong
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sang-mi Choo Sang-mi Choo ... Seon-young
Ji-won Ye ... Myung-sook
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kil-kang Ahn ... Movie Director
George Georgiou George Georgiou ... Roger
Choo-wol Kim Choo-wol Kim ... (as Chu-wol Kim)
Hak-sun Kim Hak-sun Kim ... Seong-wu
Sang-kyung Kim ... Gyung-soo
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Actor Kyung Soo leaves Seoul to visit an old classmate. The reunion with his friend does not amount to much, but the trip does lead to some romantic encounters. He gets involved with two women, first a young college student whom he leaves without a moment's thought and then a woman whom he deems his fated partner. As Kyung Soo becomes increasingly invested in this second relationship, he begins to notice certain coincidences and similarities that recall past pairings, blurring his conception of exactly which woman, which relationship, he is so desperately holding on to. Written by Jiilo_Kim

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

22 March 2002 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Turning Gate See more »

Filming Locations:

Seoul, South Korea

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Seon-young: Even though it's difficult to be a human being, let's not turn into monsters.
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Quest for love
1 February 2004 | by alberto-27See all my reviews

This film is about the quest of love of a young man. It is extremely realistic, especially in the description of a self-cantered central character who seems always a little surprised at what is happening to him.

The film is NOT a romantic comedy. It is not even a comedy, or a drama, or whatever category you usually put movies in. It is a transposition of life, with all its ambiguities, its unaccomplished desires, its eternal quests.

The direction is minimalist but effective. The acting is sublime. If you are not worried to watch a movie which shows things that might be happening to you, go and see it.


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