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The Old Garden (오래된 정원)

오래된 정원 (O-rae-doin Jeong-won)

Directed by Lim Sang-soo (임상수)

Screenplay by

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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.

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


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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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