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The Old Garden (오래된 정원)

오래된 정원 (O-rae-doin Jeong-won)

Directed by Lim Sang-soo (임상수)

Screenplay by

Drama Melodrama Romance

112min | Release date in South Korea :


Hyun-woo steps out of prison after a 17-year sentence for his anti-government activities. During his long imprisonment, everything has changed even his fellow anti-government protesters have become mundane. His mother then tells him of the death of Yoon-hee, who harbored and loved him right before he was caught 17 years ago. To cherish memories with her, Hyun-woo goes back to the place where the two had spent a few months together like a couple of honeymooners. Reading through Yoon-hee’s diaries and letters, Hyun-woo discovers that she was the only one who remained loyal to him to the end. Because of her faith and love, the despair and loneliness that Hyun-woo felt after his imprisonment is slowly healed. He also discovers that Yoon-hee left him another gift behind – their daughter.

International Film Festivals

2006 Donostia San Sebastian Int'l Film Festival, Official Selection


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  • Cinema of harsh reality at Pusan Film Festival
    2007/09/05, Source,
    The Pusan International Film Festival, one of the biggest film festivals in Asia, will celebrate its 12th year in October with a cascade of Asian films, many of them portraying individuals grappling with modern-day issues like war, family fall-out and urban poverty, according to Yonhap News Agency.
  • 2007 PIFF to Feature Edward Yang Retrospective
    2007/09/05, Source,
    By Lee Hwan-hee
    Staff Reporter

    A retrospective honoring the late Taiwanese director Edward Yang will be held at next month's 2007 Pusan International Film Festival. The complete lineup was also announced Tuesday.

    While the deaths of film directors Michelangelo Antonioni and Ingmar Bergman wer,...
  • "May 18" Tops 7 Million Admissions

    2007/09/04, Source,
    According to the latest box office, historical-tragedy "May 18", has surpassed 7 million ticket sales as of September 3, making it the highest,...More
  • "May 18th" to Open July 26th

    2007/06/26, Source,
    Dealing with the events leading up to one of the tragedies in Korean history known as the Gwangju Massacre, "May 18th", directed by Kim Ji-hoon,,...More
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 Produced by
 Park Jong (박종)
 Hwang Seok-young (황석영)
 Original work
 Kim Jeong-ho (김정호)
 Production department
 Kim Hong-jib (김홍집)
 Lim Sang-yoon (임상윤)
 Assistant director
 Kim Tae-hwan-I (김태환)
 Martial arts team
 Ha Myeong-mi (하명미)
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112 min 35mm Cinemascope (2.35)
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Release date in South Korea : 2007/01/04
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As of 2007.01.07 : 136,218 admissions (total)

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Although I have yet to see this, by reading the synopsis it makes me think this is a good love story! More power to Ji Jin Hee! I'm a new fan!
2007-09-27 09:58:22
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