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Sorry, Dokdo (미안하다 독도야)

미안하다 독도야 (Mi-han-ha-da Dok-do-ya)

Directed by Choi Hyeon-mook (최현묵)

Screenplay by ,


98min | Release date in South Korea :


Dokdo is an easternmost isle of Korea, but Korea’s sovereignty over the isle has been challenged during its long history. This film portrays people who love this isle and their efforts in informing Dokdo to the world. From a daily life of an old man, KIM Sung-do, who lives on Dokdo with his wife, to an elementary school girl who sends letters to foreign friends to explain about Dokdo, this impressive film describes the affection of ordinary people on the islet. This also depicts a significant event, in which SEO Kyung-duk, a Korean PR expert, bring together 6,000 participants to hand-paints the national flag of Korea, and then float it on the East Sea East to promote Dokdo


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  • Dokdo PR, documentary style

    2008/12/30, Source,
    'Cultural content is powerful enough to let the world know that the islets belong to Korea'.

    Korea has no shortage of sensitive social issues, but it does suffer from a lack of documentaries that p,...
  • [MOVIE REVIEW] First film dedicated to Dokdo

    2008/12/24, Source,
    Dokdo, a group of islets in the East Sea, is a deeply emotional issue for Koreans. Whenever Japan claims its territorial rights to Dokdo, the Korean press, civic groups and individuals are quick to ex,...More
  • Dokdo Documentary to Be Released

    2008/12/16, Source,
    By Han Sang-hee
    Staff Reporter

    The Dokdo islets in the East Sea have triggered continuous controversy between Korea and Japan regarding sovereignty. The islets have been out of the news recently,,...
  • Dokdo movie poster sparks controversy

    2008/12/11, Source,
    The cluster of contentious islets in the East Sea have become the subject of a new documentary called, "I'm Sorry, Dokdo", which will p,...More

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 Produced by
 Choi Hyeon-mook (최현묵)
 Choi Hyeon-mook (최현묵)
 Production department
98 min 35mm Panoramic (1.85)
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Airing dates : 2009/05/21
South Korean Box Office
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As of 2009.01.25 : 4,226 admissions (total)
As of 2009.01.18 : 4,076 admissions (total)
As of 2009.01.11 : 3,876 admissions (total)
As of 2009.01.04 : 2,792 admissions (total)
As of 2008.12.28 : 1,056 admissions (total)

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T_T isn't this the island that japan is trying to claim as theirs?
2009-03-17 18:16:49
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