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Green Fish (초록물고기)

초록물고기 (Cho-rok-mool-go-gi)

Directed by Lee Chang-dong (이창동)

Screenplay by ,


114min | Release date in South Korea :

This is a melodrama depicting death, love, pain, and the hardships that an innocent young man experiences in a violent society, where the meaning of family vanishes because of industrialization. Mak-Dong finishes his military service and is on the way home, when he helps Mi-Ae, who is being harassed by gangsters. As a result, he misses his train. Mak-Dong arrives home with her rosy scarf in his hand. Nobody welcomes Mak-Dong except his big brother with polio. Mak-Dong except his big brother with polio. Mak-Dong wishes he managed a good restaurant so that all the family members could live together. So he goes to Seoul searching for work and goes to the night club where Mi-Ae sings, to return her scarf. Mi-Ae is the mistress of the gangster Bae Tae-Gon. She finds a job for Mak-Dong through Tae-Gon. Mak-Dong begins to work in the parking lot and falls into the Family of violence...
International Film Festivals
2003 Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival ,
2003 Prague International Film Festival Febiofest ,
2004 Jakarta International Film Festival,
2005 the Tiger Eye Firecracker Showcase,
2005 Filmasia Film Festival , Tribute to actor Han Seok-kyu
2008 Fribourg International Film Festival, Tribute to Lee Chang-dong

Box Office in Seoul (Admission) : 163.655


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  • Actors help 'Hindsight' keep focus

    Actors Song Kang-ho, left, and Sin Se-kyeong appear in a scene from "Hindsight", the latest film by Lee Hyeon-seung. / Courtesy of CJ E&M Pictures By Lee Hyo-won In the 1990s, Lee Hyeon-seung shot to stardom with the visually lush "Blue In You" (1992) and became a household name with another striking film, "Il Mare" (2000), which went on to become the first local flick to be remade in Hollywood (into "The Lake House", a 2006 piece starring Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock). "Hindsight" takes the director's art-school pedigree to new heights, by featuring even more breathtaking, color-coded visuals set to signature soundtracks from his previous two films,...More
  • "I made my first album after 20 years of movie music"

    2011/03/15, Source,
    Director Lee Dong-joon is having a concert this coming 18th. For 17 years Lee Dong-joon has been making music for Korean blockbuster movies like "Shiri", "The Gingko Bed", "Green Fish", "Taegukgi" and more. His music is created by an orchestra of 80 to 100 people and at times it is grand and sometimes is delicate and soft, moving the hearts of those who hear it. Sometimes it is strong like the tango and captivates the listener's ears. Movie music takes about 8 weeks to go through editing while looking at the video. It could be from 35 songs to 50. Dramas are different. Music is made until the last episode with only 1 or 2 episodes of the highlight scenes and scripts. The same goes for musicals. There are times when imagination is mostly it.,...More
  • Actor Jeong Woo-seong's Movie Picks

    2010/10/25, Source,
    Actor Jeong Woo-seong [10Asia] Where would each South Korean actor rank if lined up by order of interviewee capability? There are definitely more than a few names that would make the list but actor Jeong Woo-seong without doubt would be one of them leading the pack. Our conversation with him did not concentrate merely on recent issues such as his latest film "Reigns of Assassin" or his visit to the Venice Film Festival. The answers he put forth rather made the listener chase after the thoughts he holds within his mind. "You're not considered awake just because your eyes are open or you're speaking. I think what's important is that you keep looking back on what you think instead of letting a single thought settle in your mind,...More
  • Korean Movie Poetry Wins Best Screenplay Award at Cannes Film Festival

    2010/05/26, Source,
    Two Korean films were awarded at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival (May 17 to 23) this year: director Lee Chang-dong's,...More
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 Produced by
 Myeong Kye-nam (명계남)
 Yeo Gyoon-dong (여균동)
Cinema Service (시네마서비스)
 Lee Mi-yun (이미연)
 Production department
 Oh Seung-wook (오승욱)
 Assistant director
 Hong Hyun-gi (홍현기)
 Lighting/cinematography department
 Myeong Kye-nam (명계남)
 Production department
 Yeo Gyoon-dong (여균동)
 Production department
 Lee Dong-joon (이동준)
 Kyeong Min-ho (경민호)
 Editing department
 Park Nam-hyeon (박남현)
 Martial arts director
114 min 35mm Panoramic (1.85)
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Airing dates : 1997/02/07

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Lee Chang-dong was influenced by Hou Hsiao-hsien's realism, & forced to do gangster genre in his 1st film. Don't judge this based on his later movies. This has great emotional value for the Korean generation who lived through the story.
2007-11-12 18:13:08
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