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Talking Architect (말하는 건축가)

말하는 건축가 (Mal-ha-neun Geon-chook-ga)

Directed by Jeong Jae-eun (정재은)


95min | Release date in South Korea :

Chung Guyon is a second-generation Korean modern architecture. By implementing the Miracle Library Project for children in six major metropolitan cities nationwide for instance, he confronts and fights society, displaying his indefatigable will to build a better one through architecture. While following the steps he and his pupils take to prepare an exhibition at Ilmin Museum of Art, [Talking Architect] portrays the intersecting paths between architecture and society, architecture and life, and architecture and architecture. The show could be his last following cancer surgery, but Chung still makes an earnest attempt at another cultura‘l revolution’: unveiling a place for architectural communication, not simply to set up an exhibition that deals with architecture to be looked at by visitors. The effort is tri-fold: to trace his life, the revelation of his architectural philosophy, and to consider the process of picturing the aspects of a human being facing death. This documentary is as complex as Chung’s exhibition and career. In fact Talking Architect evokes sympathy and response in a very retrospective fashion. (LEE Seungmin)


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  • Chung Guyon (정기용)
  • Seung Hyo-sang (승효상)
  • Yoo Geol (유걸)
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  • [HanCinema's Film Review] "Talking Architect"

    Chung Guyon is an architect who's probably not going to be around much longer, although he certainly doesn't look like it. For the longest time I thought he was wearing a mike for the sake of the documentary. Actually it's because his voice is too weak to be heard without some artificial assistance. It's an easy fact to miss, given the sheer energy Chung Guyon puts into lecturing and discoursing on the importance of architecture. He's the kind of college professor that invokes inspiration and loyalty- no wonder director Jeong Jae-eun practically dedicates a whole documentary to him,...More
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  • Art and Culture
    2012/11/09, Source,
    It's finally Friday and our Michelle Kim is with us for our arts and culture segment. Today, she has a preview of a movie and a concert happening in Korea over the weekend. Hello Michelle [Reporter : ] Hello Conn-young So what do you have for us[Reporter : ] A detective chases a serial killer who publishes a book detailing the crimes in the new action thriller "Confession of Murder", starring Park Si-hoo and Jeong Jae-yeong The movie was released in Korea yesterday and the reviews are already full of praise, so this may be the winner for a weekend movie outing. Let's take a look. Lee Du-seok is propelled to fame when he publishes a book about 10 unsolved murders from 15 years ago in which he claims to be the murderer,...More
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    2012/07/09, Source,
    HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review  (2012.07.06~ 2012.07.08) Park Jeong-woo's "Deranged" is off to a flying start as its opening weekend draws in more than a million admissions. Park's pervious film was "Big Bang" back in 2007, but he has returned to the big screen with the support of Kim Myeong-min, Moon Jeong-hee, Kim Dong-wan and Lee Honey. The films follows Jae-hyeok (Kim Myeong-min) as he seeks answer to a mysterious virus that has began to ravage the city's inhabitants. The weekend numbers were largely dominated by foreign entries, with Park's "Deranged" being the only Korean representative in the top six,...More
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 Park Yoo-kyeong (박유경)
95 min 
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Airing dates : 2012/03/08
South Korean Box Office
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As of 2012.07.08 : 30 015  admissions (total)
As of 2012.06.24 : 38 445  admissions (total)
As of 2012.06.17 : 38 109 admissions (total)
As of 2012.06.10 : 37 688 admissions (total)
As of 2012.06.03 : 37 238 admissions (total)
As of 2012.05.27 : 36 307 admissions (total)
As of 2012.05.20 : 35 362 admissions (total)
As of 2012.05.13 : 33 962 admissions (total)
As of 2012.05.06 : 32 054 admissions (total)
As of 2012.04.29 : 29 184 admissions (total)
As of 2012.04.22 : 27 778 admissions (total)
As of 2012.04.15 : 25 706 admissions (total)
As of 2012.04.08 : 23 035 admissions (total)
As of 2012.04.01 : 19 901 admissions (total)
As of 2012.02.3.25 : 15 776 admissions (total)
As of 2012.02.3.18 : 9 938 admissions (total)
As of 2012.02.3.11 : 4 049 admissions (total)
As of 2012.02.26 : 351 admissions (total)

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