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Green Fish (1997)

Chorok mulkogi (original title)
Returning home and finding his town drastically changed, a former soldier falls in with gangsters.

Director:

Chang-dong Lee

Writer:

Chang-dong Lee
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Cast

Credited cast:
Seong-kun Mun ... Bae Tae-kon
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Seong-kyu Han Seong-kyu Han ... Makdong's 2nd-eldest brother
Suk-kyu Han ... Makdong
Jae-yeong Jeong ... (as Ji-hyeon Jeong)
Deok-jae Jo Deok-jae Jo
Jin-young Jung ... Makdong's 3rd-eldest brother (as Jin-yeong Jeong)
Dong-gon Kim Dong-gon Kim ... Sandwich Man
Byung-chul Lee Byung-chul Lee ... (as Byeong-Cheol Lee)
Mun-shik Lee ... Thug on train
Gye-nam Myeong Gye-nam Myeong ... Kim Yang-kil
Ji-hye Oh Ji-hye Oh ... Makdong's sister
Hye-jin Shim ... Mi-ae
Kang-ho Song ... Pan-su
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Returning home and finding his town drastically changed, a former soldier falls in with gangsters.

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

7 February 1997 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Green Fish See more »

Filming Locations:

South Korea

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Runtime:

| (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Nice 1st movie
4 January 2019 | by chrislawukSee all my reviews

Lee Chang-Dong's movie have common themes I have noticed as I move backwards through his oeuvre. Male protagonists romance story tied up in a class system or one hierarchical social structure or another. Its about the indignation and class struggle, being mislead by the bright lights, whether it be women fame or fortune. The good are seldom rewarded and success is not won by having principles. Its more like a 'dogme 95' movie than a hollywood affair. Its not overly violent and the overall tone is kinda light considering the bleak outcome of the story, conveying the absurdity of life rather than looking at it in a nihilistic way. City scapes contrast with rural city outskirts as do the inhabitants; this again puts it in similar ground to his latest movie Burning, which has alot in common with this one in many thematic ways. I would say that his fim making skills have grown and Burning was better, the cinematography for one thing is superior in the latter.


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