Gesom e kako shipta

Park Kwang-Su

Fable about the division of Korea. A man wants to bury his father on an island, but the islanders refuse point blank.

Just before he dies, Moon Duk-Bae indicates that he wants to be buried on the island where he was born, Kwisong. His son Moon Chae-Ku respects his father's wish and takes his coffin to the island. The islanders want to stop Moon Chae-Ku coming. His friend Kim Chul, a poet also born on the island, tries in vain to change the minds of the islanders. The two nevertheless travel to the island and as soon as they arriver there, memories come to the surface. Kim Chul remembers in particular the wife of Moon Duk-Bae, who went mad with grief when her daughter died. Her husband then took her to an asylum and returned in the company of his mistress. Not much later, war broke out between the Communists and the Nationalists. Communist troops arrived, but they turned out to be Nationalists in disguise who had come on Moon's initiative to purge the island of Communists.

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Park Kwang-Su
Production country & year
South Korea - 1994
102 min
Park Kwang-Su
Screen play
Im Chul-Woo, Lee Chang-Dong, Park Kwang-su
Ahn Sung-Ki, Moon Sung-Keun, Shim Hae-Jin, Ahn So-Young
Yoo Young-Gil
Kim Hyun
Production design
Cho Yung-Sam
Sound design
Lee Byung-Ha, Kang Dae-Sung
Song Hong-Sup