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Green Fish (초록물고기)

초록물고기 (Cho-rok-mool-go-gi)

Directed by Lee Chang-dong (이창동)

Screenplay by ,

Drama

114min | Release date in South Korea :

Synopsis
This is a melodrama depicting death, love, pain, and the hardships that an innocent young man experiences in a violent society, where the meaning of family vanishes because of industrialization. Mak-Dong finishes his military service and is on the way home, when he helps Mi-Ae, who is being harassed by gangsters. As a result, he misses his train. Mak-Dong arrives home with her rosy scarf in his hand. Nobody welcomes Mak-Dong except his big brother with polio. Mak-Dong except his big brother with polio. Mak-Dong wishes he managed a good restaurant so that all the family members could live together. So he goes to Seoul searching for work and goes to the night club where Mi-Ae sings, to return her scarf. Mi-Ae is the mistress of the gangster Bae Tae-Gon. She finds a job for Mak-Dong through Tae-Gon. Mak-Dong begins to work in the parking lot and falls into the Family of violence...
International Film Festivals
2003 Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival ,
2003 Prague International Film Festival Febiofest ,
2004 Jakarta International Film Festival,
2005 the Tiger Eye Firecracker Showcase,
2005 Filmasia Film Festival , Tribute to actor Han Seok-kyu
2008 Fribourg International Film Festival, Tribute to Lee Chang-dong

Box Office in Seoul (Admission) : 163.655

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  • [Guest Film Review] "Green Fish"

    2018/02/10
    The first feature film of a novelist and high school teacher who turned out to be one of the greatest contemporary filmmakers of the country is a testament to his immense talent and a truly great debut,...More

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  • Lee Chang-dong Retrospective: The Realistically Melodramatic Cinema of the "Marginalized" - Part 1

    2018/04/21
    I make films for the kind of people that are characters in "Oasis" or "Poetry". Considered by many as the greatest contemporary Korean filmmaker, Lee Chang-dong is a truly rare case in the peninsula's cinema, both due to his impressive filmography and the rather unusual (unconventional if you prefer) path he followed in his life, which brought him from a teacher's position to the seat of the Minister of Culture. Let us take things from the beginning though. (Since his films have been analyzed to the fullest, I have included only my personal comments on each one) Lee Chang-dong was born July 4, 1954 in Daegu, North Gyeongsang Province, a city considered by many as the most conservative (and rightist) in the country, to lower middle class parents, who were leaning to the left, particularly his father, who was an idealist who never had a job, thus forcing his wife to work hard in order to support the family. On the other hand, his family came from noble class of the old Korea, and this contradiction, of growing up in a ruined, ex-noble family with communist ties shaped his character quite significantly,...More
  • [HanCinema's Digest] Cinema Snippets

    2018/04/15
    Lotte Cinema and CGV take their first steps towards 'VR Cinema', Mic Network explores Hollywood's fascination with East Asian cities, award-winning director Lee Chang-dong makes his return with his new film "Burning", and KoBiz's latest infographic looks at the power of Oscar-winning films in Korea,...More
  • Award-Winning Filmmaker's New Movie Set for Release in May

    2018/04/07, Source
    A poster and trailer for award-winning filmmaker Lee Chang-dong's latest film was released on Thursday,...More
  • [Guest Film Review] "Green Fish"

    2018/02/10
    The first feature film of a novelist and high school teacher who turned out to be one of the greatest contemporary filmmakers of the country is a testament to his immense talent and a truly great debut,...More
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 Produced by
 Dong Bang-woo (동방우)
 Yeo Kyun-dong (여균동)
Production
Cinema Service (시네마서비스)
Staff
 Lee Mi-yun (이미연)
 Production department
 Oh Seung-wook (오승욱)
 Assistant director
 Hong Hyun-gi (홍현기)
 Lighting/cinematography department
 Dong Bang-woo (동방우)
 Production department
 Yeo Kyun-dong (여균동)
 Production department
 Lee Hyeon-ha (이현하)
 Directing department
 Lee Dong-joon (이동준)
 Score composer
 Kyeong Min-ho (경민호)
 Editing department
 Park Nam-hyeon (박남현)
 Martial arts director
 Lee Seung-chul-II (이승철)
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114 min 35mm Panoramic (1.85)
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Airing dates : 1997/02/07

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Lee Chang-dong was influenced by Hou Hsiao-hsien's realism, & forced to do gangster genre in his 1st film. Don't judge this based on his later movies. This has great emotional value for the Korean generation who lived through the story.
2007-11-12 18:13:08
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