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Gilsotteum (길소뜸)

길소뜸 (gil-so-ddeum)

Directed by Im Kwon-taek (임권택)

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105min | Release date in South Korea :

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In the summer of 1983, many were searching for family members who were separated during the Korean War. At her husband's urging, Hwa-yeong goes to a meeting place to see if she can find her son when she gets caught up in memories. With the liberation of the nation, she goes to the town of Kilsodeum and becomes an orphan. Hwa-yeong goes on to live with her father's friend, Kim Byeong-do and falls in love with his son. In Yeouido, at the meeting spot, Hwa-yeong meets Dong-jin. Though he is married to another woman, he had been waiting for her. With him is Hwa-yeong's son, Seok-cheol. Meeting Seok-cheol, Hwa-yeong feels the distance of 33 years between her and her son. However, she weeps tears as she identifies Seok-cheol as her son.

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    • [Hancinema Film Review] "Gilsotteum" + Full Movie

      2019/04/13
      The film is inspired by the KBS show in 1983 which aimed to reunite families separated during the Korean War. The early episodes of the show generated huge amounts of interest among the general public (88% of the population watched the early episodes), and the square in front of KBS was thronged with people advertising and looking for lost family members,...More
    • [HanCinema Korea's Diary] Classical Korean Cinema at KOFA: Im Kwon-taek's "Gilsotteum"

      2012/03/17, Source
      Every month at Korean Film Archive in Seoul Darcy Paquet, a respected Korean film critic and journalist, will be presenting a number of classic Korean films. The first of these was held last weekend and Im Kwon-taek's hidden masterpiece "Gilsotteum" (1985) was screened. After which, Darcy shared some facts on the piece as well as his thoughts on the film, the director and the actors involved. Hancinema was there for the screening and recorded the Q & A session (English and Korean),...More

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    Release date in South Korea : 1986/04/05

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