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The Border City 2 (경계도시 2)

경계도시 2 (Kyeong-gye-do-si 2)

Directed by Hong Hyung-sook (홍형숙)


104min | Release date in South Korea :

2003, Song Du-yul, a philosophy professor, decided to go back to his homeland after spending thirty-seven years in Germany. Within a week after crossing the border, his reputation fell from a respected global political figure to an infamous communist spy. During a five-year-long trial, he was arrested and held in custody. This throws Korean society into turmoil and brings a big conflict between the Conservative and the Progressive. The filmmaker calmly contemplates this long period of the incident in detail and depicts a society with an indifferent manner. The story builds through an accretion of whimsical facts and it sometimes brings up uncomfortable truths which will irritate viewers. This film is a camera inside of us that evokes what viewers may have tried to forget.


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The Border City 2 | Cast

  • Song Doo-yool (송두율)
  • Jeong Jeong-hee (정정희)

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  • Korean Films at the Hong Kong Film Festival
    2010/03/12, Source,
    Korea is well represented at this year's Hong Kong Film Festival by a large number of independent films.

    Most of the films are competing in the 'Asian Digital Competition' underlining Korea's growing strength in the digital film arena. The films competing in the section this year are the Pusan,...
  • SIFF's top award won by director Kwon Woo-jung
    2009/12/24, Source,
    Director KWON WOO-jung's documentary about female farmers "Earth's Women" received Seoul Independent Film Festival's (SIFF) grand prize. The award and the accompanying cash prize of KRW 15 million were awarded on 18 December in Northern Seoul.

    First prize award and KRW 1 million went to director,...
  • First Ever Demilitarized Zone International Documentary Film Festival
    2009/10/22, Source,
    Korea is about to add to its burgeoning number of film festivals with the DMZ International Documentary Film Festival. As well as directly being the subject of documentaries itself, the DMZ abound with history and bloodshed is not just the subject of a myriad of documentaries but a symbol of a coun,...More

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104 min DV 4/3
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Airing dates : 2010/03/18
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As of 2010.05.16 : 8,823 admissions (total)
As of 2010.05.09 : 8,537 admissions (total)
As of 2010.05.02 : 8,392 admissions (total)
As of 2010.04.11 : 6,667 admissions (total)
As of 2010.04.04 : 5,569 admissions (total)
As of 2010.03.28 : 4,117 admissions (total)
As of 2010.03.21 : 2,100 admissions (total)
As of 2010.03.14 : 516 admissions (total)

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