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The Journals of Musan (무산일기)

무산일기 (Moo-san-il-gi)

Directed by Park Jung-bum (박정범)

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127min | Release date in South Korea :

Synopsis
Jeon Seung-chul defected from North to South Korea to find a better life. Although he does all types of menial jobs such as taping up posters on the street, he is armed with a can-do spirit. But he often finds himself being beaten or bullied by his neighbors because of his status as a North Korean defector.
Life is even more difficult because the first three numbers of his citizen identification number, ď125,Ē mark him as a defector, often drawing a sharp line between him and his fellow Koreans.
Things become more complex when he falls in love with a South Koran woman at his church who works at a noraebang (Korean singing room). In order to win her heart, Jeon even lands a job at the same noraebang but the woman asks him not to tell anybody at the church where they work because she believes it is a shameful job for Christians.
Meanwhile, Jeon has to contend with his roommate, fellow defector Kyung-chul, who often steals and cheats on his compatriots. Jeonís only comfort in his life is an abandoned dog.

Inspired by director Park Jung-bumís friend Jeon Seung-chul, a North Korean defector who died of stomach cancer at the age of 30, rookie director Park wrote the screenplay and also played the lead role. Even before its official release in Seoul, the film received more than five international film awards.

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  • Dark tales of escape unfold in 'Kimjongilia'

    2011/06/30, Source,
    N. C. Heikin's documentary about the North opens in the South A scene from the documentary "Kimjongilia", which uses elements of theater and operatic propaganda from North Korea to tell the stories of 12 North Korean defectors. The documentary focuses more on North Korea's human rights violations than on criticism of the communist regime. Provided by Cracker Pictures What do you get a dictator for his birthday? When Kim Jong-il turned 46, he was given a hybrid red begonia created just for him. The name of the flower, kimjongilia, also serves as the title of a 2009 documentary by N.C. Heikin. But in contrast to the bright symbol the flower is meant to convey, Heikin's film is a dark journey into the isolated regime as told through the stories of those who fled from it,...More
  • S.Korean Film about NK Defectors Wins Top Prize at Film Festival

    2011/06/29, Source,
    A South Korean film about a North Korean defector facing difficulties when trying to acclimate into the South's society has won the top prize at an Italian film festival.

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  • Final Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2011.06.10 ~ 2011.06.12

    2011/06/14, Source,
    The number one movie this week is "Kung Fu Panda 2",...More
  • 5th Annual Film Festival "Zerkalo"

    2011/06/11, Source,
    S. Korean Director Park Jung-bum Wins "Best Featured Film" Award at Russian Film Festival for His Social Drama "Journals of Musan" at "Zerkalo" By Lidia Okorokova Moscow Corespondent S. Korean Director Park Jung-bum wins "Best Featured Film" Award at Russian Film Festival "Zerkola" in Moscow. South Korean director Park Jung-bum won "Best featured film" award at the prestigious Russian film-festival "Zerkalo" (Mirror) named in honour of Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky, for his social drama "The Journals of Musan",...More
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 Produced by
 Park Jung-bum (박정범)
Staff
 Kwon Kwi-deok (권귀덕)
 Martial arts director
 Kim Min-ho (김민호)
 Martial arts team
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127 min 
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Airing dates : 2011/04/14
South Korean Box Office
Source : www.cine21.com & www.kobis.or.kr
As of 2011.06.12 : 10,572 admissions (total)
As of 2011.06.05 : 10,274 admissions (total)
As of 2011.05.29 : 9,552 admissions (total)
As of 2011.05.22 : 8,951 admissions (total)
As of 2011.05.15 : 7,936 admissions (total)
As of 2011.05.01 : 5,153 admissions (total)
As of 2011.04.24 : 3,281 admissions (total)
As of 2011.04.17 : 1,552 admissions (total)

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