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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


Green Fish | Cast

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  • [INTERVIEW] Actor Seol Kyeong-gu (Part 2)

    2010/01/11, Source,
    Actor Seol Kyeong-gu [Beck Una/10Asia] Beck Una (Beck): And that is when you decided to take the civil service examination. Seol Kyeong-gu (Seol): Haha. Let me explain that to you. I was dying to leave the Hanyang Repertory. I'd already graduated but that place was an extension of school while I wanted to meet a larger variety of people. I didn't think they'd let me go for no reason so I lied that I'm going to take the civil service exam. (laugh) But what's so spontaneous about me is that although I had left because I didn't like it, I didn't have anything to do right away. And I needed money but I didn't want to ask my parents for it so I ended up asking a senior of mine to give me a part-time job putting up posters. The interesting thing is that I ended up staying in the industry. Of course, if I had really taken off, I might have ended up becoming human trash. (laugh) Anyway, I had been at the job for about a month and a half? I was suddenly asked if I would want to take part in the musical "Line 1". Mr. Kim Min-ki had seen me about, putting up the posters and asked me if I would want to take part thinking that I'm hardworking. That had been my audition for it. Me and actors from all walks of life with all sorts of experience rehearsed for three months and wow, it was so much fun. That was the start of "Line 1". It also did very well. Before I took on film "Girls' Night Out", I was making two million won per month and drove a Sephia. (laugh) But after "Line 1", I had no work at all. That's when scenarist Lee Seon-mi, who used to do plays, recommended me to writer Jeong Seong-joo. And that is how I got to become part of the cast for morning TV series "Sisters". I think I'm a very person when it comes to human relationships. Beck: Did you not think of taking on dramas after "Sisters"? Seol: Why wouldn't I have? I was also asked to quite a lot. Not official auditions but one-on-one. But you know how you get glanced at from head to toe? I really hated the look they gave me when they do that. So after "Girls' Night Out" and then "Rainbow Trout", a man called Lee Chang-dong called me. Beck: After he watched "Girls' Night Out"?,...More
  • LEE Chang-dong on poetry, women, and maturity

    2008/09/05, Source,
    Internationally revered writer/director Lee Chang-dong is writing the scenario for his fifth film which he will be producing as well. The fil,...More
  • Korean Movies Feed on Raw Action
    2008/09/01, Source,
    By Lee Hyo-won
    Staff Reporter

    Action movies show the human body twisting in unimaginable ways and engage the audience in the art of primal combat. Here come two films, one about the making of an unconventional action movie, and the other which documents the stuntmen who help make such films pos,...
  • Culture Zone: Horror Flicks
    2008/07/18, Source,
    Welcome back.
    As is the custom on Fridays, our Yoo Jihae is in the studio to tell us about what's happening on the cultural front in the country.
    Hi, Jihae.
    What do you have for us this week?
    Hello, Sunhee.
    For this week's Culture Zone, we'll look at one of the best ways to stay out of the heat,...
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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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