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Whale Hunting (고래 사냥)

고래 사냥 (go-rae sa-nyang)

Directed by Bae Chang-ho (배창호)

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112min | Release date in South Korea :

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The shy Byeong-tae has a crush on Mi-ran, a college student. He fails to win her over. Disheartened, Byeong-tae runs away from home to go whale hunting. He wanders the streets when he meets and hangs out with Min-woo, a beggar. They walk around the city when they meet Choon-ja, a mute maiden, in the red district. With Min-woo's support, Byeong-tae wants to help recover Choon-ja's voice and find her hometown. They rescue Choon-ja and head for her hometown. Through the hard, painful journey, Choon-ja recovers her voice. The mother she had been missing embraces her. And Byeong-tae realized that whales are not in the far ocean but in giving love to your neighbors.

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    • [Hancinema Film Review] "Whale Hunting" + Full Movie

      2019/01/26
      Based once more on a story by Choe In-ho, Bae Chang-ho's "Whale Hunting" cemented his position as one of the most commercially successful Korean directors of the 80's, topping the box office in 1984. The titular phrase, during the years of dictatorship, meant yearning for something more than the financial progress that was the government's main goal, and in essence represented dissatisfaction with the then (everyday) life,...More

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    Staff
     Choi In-ho (최인호)
     Original work
     Lee Myung-se (이명세)
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     Kim Soo-chul (김수철)
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    Release date in South Korea : 1984/03/31

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