Nov 4, 2010

Korea FDC on "Korean Film Series (4th)"

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Korean Film Series (4th)

Date of Issue : 27 October 2010

In the fourth installment of Korean Film Series, four movies produced in the 1990s and 2000s are introduced.

Seopyeonje : Yubong, a pansori singer, teaches Songhwa how to sing pansori while training his step-son, Dongho, to play the drum. As Dongho leaves them one day, Yubong intentionally blinds Songhwa, saying that pansori can be perfected only when the singer has suffered genuine anguish. This movie was an adaptation of “Seopyeonje” and was the first Korean film to attract 1 million viewers. It was produced in 1993.

Shiri (Swiri) : The Korean peninsula has a tragic history of remaining as the world’s only divided country. This movie is about agents of North Korea’s special forces infiltrating into South Korea. YOO Jung Won, a special agent from South Korea’s National Spy Agency faces the tragic fact that LEE Bang Hee, a North Korea’s sniper, was the very woman he loved. A blockbuster that surpassed 1 million viewers in just 10 days since opening and 5.78 million viewers in total. It was produced in 1999.

Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War : Jintae, who has been working hard, despite a hard life, for his younger brother Jinseok and fiance Young Shin, is dragged into the battlefield with Jintae, as the Korean War breaks out. Decades later, Jintae, who fought in the battle only for the sake of his brother, meets his loving brother Jinseok, but only as ashes. Depicting the tragedy and sorrow that the war has brought to a family, this movie attracted the most number of viewers at the time, appealing also to post-war generations. It was produced in 2004.

Take Off (Gukga Daepyo) : An adopted ex-ski competitor who visits Korea in search of his birth mother, a club waiter, a young head of a household who toils to support his grandmother and brother, as well as other. This movie depicts the story of these young castaways overcoming the harsh reality of their circumstances to partake in the Winter Olympic games. Based on real stories of the ski-jumping players of Korea, this movie touched the hearts of the audience through dynamic scenes of ski jumps and the loves of each family members. It was produced in 2009.

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