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The Old Garden (2006)

Orae-doen jeongwon (original title)
(Korean with English subtitles) Blending politics with romance, noted director of "The Housewife" weaves a story of two activists in hiding in a remote shack. The intimate setting proves to be fertile ground for hidden desires.

Director:

Sang-soo Im (as Im Sang-soo)

Writers:

Seok-yeong Hwang (based on the novel by), Sang-soo Im (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jung-ah Yum ... Han Yoon-hee (as Yum Jung-ah)
Jin-hee Ji ... Oh Hyun-woo (as Ji Jin-hee)
Yu-ri Kim Yu-ri Kim ... Choi Mi-kyung (as Kim Yu-ri)
Hee-seok Yun Hee-seok Yun ... Joo Young-jak (as Yoon Hee-seok)
Eun-seong Lee Eun-seong Lee ... Eun-kyeol (as Lee Eun-sung)
Yuh Jung Youn ... Hyun-woo's Mother (as Yoon Yeo-jung)
Hye-sook Park Hye-sook Park ... Woman from Suncheon (as Park Hye-suk)
Hyo-jeong Ban ... Yoon-hee's Mother (as Ban Hyo-jung)
Sang-geon Jo Sang-geon Jo ... Prison Officer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jin-gak Jeong Jin-gak Jeong ... Prison Guard in Charge of Visitations
Byeong-ok Kim ... Byung-ok
Eung-soo Kim ... Eung-soo
Sang-ho Kim ... Gun
Woo-hyung Kim Woo-hyung Kim ... Police Unit Member
Byung-gil Kwun Byung-gil Kwun ... Prison Warden
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(Korean with English subtitles) Blending politics with romance, noted director of "The Housewife" weaves a story of two activists in hiding in a remote shack. The intimate setting proves to be fertile ground for hidden desires.

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Official Sites:

Official site [South Korea]

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

4 January 2007 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

The Old Garden See more »

Filming Locations:

South Korea

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Production Co:

MBC-TV Korea See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Oh: The air becomes soaked as the wind blows I endow it with the name, spring rain.
Han: [long pause] Is that all?
Oh: Sorry that's all.
[pause]
Oh: Spring Rain. Yet too meagre to soak the potato fields.
Han: [raised eyebrows, implied] ?
Oh: Yes, that's the end again.
Han: [nodding] Short, but classy.
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Melancholia
11 January 2008 | by polsixeSee all my reviews

Former socialist activist Oh is released from prison and recalls his old love, Han. Han had provided a safe house for Oh while he was on the run several years earlier. Oh is presented is a handsome, amateur poet, but his reason for being a fugitive is not presented well nor his exact role in the leftist protests. He never shows or displays any leadership. Han is happy to provide shelter, and a bed, more as an obligation to school friends. The entire leftist movement is presented with some sarcasm - the group is shown in petty Marxist arguments and victimized by the armed government troops, Han, our eyes in the middle of it all, rolls her eyes and shakes her head. The point of view of the film switches from Oh to Han half way thru and she's the far more interesting character, and then the old terminal disease deal comes up. There's some really nice cinematography in this film which matches the mood as subdued from the start and descending into melancholy. Nice film but a bit of a downer.


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