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Road (길)

길 (Gil)

Directed by Bae Chang-ho (배창호)

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95min | Release date in South Korea :

Synopsis
Life on the road wasn't easy for a traditional blacksmith in 1970's Korea. Aging Tae-seok is a blacksmith with vagrant habits, moving from one local market to another for over 20 years. One day on the road, he comes upon a young girl Sin-yeong who is heading for her father's funeral. Tae-seok soon finds out she is the daughter of his old friend Deuk-soo, who had ruined Tae-seok's life taking his fortune and beloved wife long ago. Memories from 20 years earlier surface as Tae-seok and Sin-yeong continue towards their destinations. At the funeral of Deuk-soo, a long mistaken truth is revealed.

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  • [Hancinema Film Review] "Road"

    2019/06/08
    Bae Chang-ho's penultimate film to date was one that he actually wanted to do, after a somewhat failed effort to return to mainstream cinema with "The Last Witness". With him in the protagonist role, and also as a writer-director, Bae Chang-ho had complete artistic command of the production, which ended up being a story that he wanted to tell, in the way he wanted to tell it, and in the distinct style of his second phase of filmmaking, which focused more on realism, through a genuine dramatic approach,...More
  • [Hancinema Film Review] "Road"

    2019/06/08
    Bae Chang-ho's penultimate film to date was one that he actually wanted to do, after a somewhat failed effort to return to mainstream cinema with "The Last Witness". With him in the protagonist role, and also as a writer-director, Bae Chang-ho had complete artistic command of the production, which ended up being a story that he wanted to tell, in the way he wanted to tell it, and in the distinct style of his second phase of filmmaking, which focused more on realism, through a genuine dramatic approach,...More
  • [Artists' Choice] Director Bae Chang-ho Lists His 11 Favorite Korean Movies

    2019/03/09
    Bae Chang-ho was the most commercially successful director of the 1980s, who made a number of chic melodramas about the new sensibility of the young generation. His debut film, "People in the Slum" (1982), and following films, "Whale Hunting" (1984), "Deep Blue Night" (1985), and "Our Joyful Young Days" (1987) all generated enthused reactions from not only ordinary moviegoers but also hardcore film maniacs,...More
  • [Interview] Bae Chang-ho

    2019/02/23
    Bae Chang-ho was the most commercially successful director of the 1980s, who made a number of chic melodramas about the new sensibility of the young generation. His debut film, "People in the Slum" (1982), and following films, "Whale Hunting" (1984), "Deep Blue Night" (1985), and "Our Joyful Young Days" (1987) all generated enthused reactions from not only ordinary moviegoers but also hardcore film maniacs. "Deep Blue Night" was shot mostly on location in the US at a time overseas shooting of even a few scenes was not an easy task. Despite these successes, Bae refused to dwell in one place. Since the 1980s, he pushed on in his artistic explorations, even enduring box office failures. The hit maker of the 1980s transformed himself into a maker of low budget, independent films such as "My Heart" (1999) and "Road" (2004). His early works showed elaborate filmmaking techniques that were second to none among his contemporaries, but his later works are more characterized by simple and down-to-earth approach to story telling and image capturing. He once taught in college, but left his teaching position, frustrated by artistic stagnation,...More
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    If you remember impressive clay animation called 'Wallace and Gromit', there is good news for you. There will be a screening show that works of a producer Min-Yeong Jeong, a leader of Korean stop motion technique, can be enjoyed at the same time.

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  • Bae Chang-ho's impressive oeuvre in the spotlight

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    One of Korea's most influential directors Bae Chang-ho will be honoured with a retrospective of his entire body of films at the arthouse cinema,...More
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    2006/11/02, Source
    "Road" (Kil)

    Sponge House

    Through Nov. 8

    Directed by Bae Chang-ho, the movie is set in the mid-1970s, in a street market that was held regularly in the countryside. It revolves around Tae-suk, a blacksmith who moves from one market to,...
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    2005/09/30, Source
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    2004/08/31, Source
    Gwangju, the "City of Light", has fallen into the world of movies. "Gwangju International Film Festival 2004", the fourth GIFF, will open for 10 days starting Thursday in places like Chungjang-no.
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    The 4th Gwangju International Film Festival (GIFF) kicks off Sept. 2 and promises to fire-up movie lovers with around 120 films from a pool of rising directorial talent in 19 countries.

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  • Gwangju International Film Festival Kicks Off on September 2
    2004/08/18, Source
    by Seung-Jae Lee

    The Gwangju International Film Festival (GIFF), which includes an out-of-competition film section, will open its fourth gala this September. The film festival is known for introducing new, talented directors from around the world. At the festival, scheduled for September 2 to Sep,...
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  • Gwangju film fest to open on September 2
    2004/08/13, Source
    The fourth edition of the Gwangju International Film Festival (GIFF) is scheduled to be held this year from Septemer 2-11 in the southwestern city of Gwangju (formerly Kwangju).

    Opening the event will be Japanese director WATANABE Kensaku's Loved Gun, a love story between a hired killer and a cl,...
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Airing dates : 2006/11/02

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