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Strokes of fire (취화선)

취화선 (Chi-hwa-seon)

Directed by Im Kwon-taek (임권택)

Screenplay by , ,

Drama Historical

120min | Release date in South Korea :

During the 1850s, KIM Byung-moon saves young Seung-up from being beaten by a group of drifters. Seung-up draws him a picture to explain the reason of being beaten. KIM looks carefully at Seung-up's rough yet extraordinary talent... and years later, KIM encourages Seung-up to pursue the life of a true artist and gives him a pen name, Oh-won. Seung-up meets Mae-hyang, a daughter of a declined Yangban(nobility) who attracts him deeply. But, they part when she runs away from persecution of the catholic.

Seung-up leaves and wanders about in pursuit of the truth of art. Nobody can hold on to him. Only through pleasure can he eagerly stroke his paintbrush. He confirms the power of his brush stroke through his painting of a monkey with a liquor bottle in hand while mocking the world. As fame builds up, he yearns to change and stretch beyond his limits. Then one day, he experiences all his body's energy flowing into the paintbrush. Seung-up, in a misshaped bowl, discovers the state he has strived to attain and turns his back to the world and fades away...

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Distribution
Cinema Service (시네마서비스)
International sales
Cinema Service (시네마서비스)
Staff
 Park Soon-deok (박순덕)
 Editor
 Han Dong-wook (한동욱)
 Lighting/cinematography department
Technics
120 min 35mm Panoramic (1.85) Dolby SRD
Web site
www.chihwaseon.com/...
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Festival(s) & award(s)
Best director - Cannes Festival - (2002)
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Release date in South Korea : 2002/05/10

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