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Grain in Ear (망종 (芒種))

망종 (芒種) (Mang-jong)

Directed by Zhang Lu (장률 (張律))

Screenplay by


109min | Release date in South Korea :

"Grain in Ear" is a coproduction betwen China and Korea.

Cui Shun-ji is a Chinese woman of Korean ancestry. A single mother bringing up a young son, she lives away from her hometown, and makes a living by selling kimchi. In the course of living her life, she meets three men who betray her. When her son dies in an accident, she decides to take revenge.

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International Film Festivals
2005 58th Cannes Film Festival, International Critics'Week- ACID Award
41st Pesaro Film Festival, Concorso PNC - Pesaro New Cinema Award
10th Pusan International Film Festival, New Currents The Best New Asian Filmmaker of the Year
24th Vancouver International Film Festival, Dragons and Tigers
41st Chicago International Film Festival, New Directors
46th Thessaloniki International Film Festival, International Competition
2006 12th Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinema- Golden Cyclo Award
23rd Cinema Novo Film Festival Karibu Award


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    2011/04/11, Source,
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    Independent directing duo Kim Gok and Kim Sun are in production on the,...
  • Elusive filmmaker opens up

    2011/03/14, Source,
    [ARTIST IN FOCUS] 'I think I was that quiet kid in the corner, all by himself. As I got older, I guess I grew a thicker skin, and now I'm able to talk more openly'. Zhang Lu By Jeon Min-gyu Forced to smile for a photo before our interview, filmmaker Zhang Lu reluctantly obliged, joking that his appearance clashed with the beautiful, sunny day. "I'm being punished now for putting my actors through grueling film shoots", he laughed, as he continued to pose awkwardly for his picture,...More
  • "Dooman River" awarded at Russian film festival

    2010/12/14, Source,
    Still image from film "Dooman River" [Courtesy of PIFF] South Korean-French co-production "Dooman River" by Korean-Chinese auteur Zhang Lu won two awards at a film festival in Russia last week. A press release by the film's distributor Indie Story said the film, Zhang's sixth feature, won the prizes for best director and best actress at the International Film Festival "East-West" held in Orenburg of Russia from December 1 to 5,...More
  • 'The Dooman River' wins jury prize at Paris Cinema

    2010/07/29, Source,
    South Korean French co-production "The Dooman River" took home the special jury prize at the Paris Cinema International Film Festival (July 3 13). Directed by Korean-Chinese auteur,...More
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 Produced by
 Choi Doo-yeong (최두영)
 Kim Sun-min (김선민)
109 min 35mm Panoramic (1.85)
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Release date in South Korea : 2006/03/24

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