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Spring of Korean Peninsula (반도의 봄)

반도의 봄 (ban-do-eui bom)

Directed by Lee Byung-il (이병일)

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80min | Release date in South Korea :

Film producer Lee Yeong-il is introduced to Jeong-hee, his friend's little sister. Unable to find an appropriate slot for her in his movie, he gets her a job in a record company and watches out for her. In time, their love grows deeper. Meanwhile, director Heo Hoon, who is making the film 'The Story of Chun-hyang' with Yeong-il, fires the lead actress of the film, Anna, when she causes too much trouble. Instead, Jeong-hee is hired in her place. Just as Jeong-hee proves herself worthy of the casting and the film-making progresses smoothly, Yeong-il and Heo Hoon face financial difficulties. Yeong-il turns to embezzlement in desperation and is thrown in jail.


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    • [Hancinema's Film Review] "Spring of Korean Peninsula" + Full Movie

      One of the first films to be shot under the 1940 Korean Film Law, "Spring of Korean Peninsula" was a box office success, as director Lee Byung-il managed to include the classic Korean folk story "The Story of Chunhyang" through a film-within-a film story, but also to incorporate all the elements the Japanese propaganda "suggested" through the aforementioned law,...More
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      2012/03/15, Source
      A strip of 35-millimeter celluloid film, which has mostly been replaced by digital cinema / Korea Times file Early works return to life at Korean Film Archive By Lee Hyo-won Moviegoers today are accustomed to glossy, high-definition images that indiscriminately reveal slight skin blemishes of actors known for flawless complexions. Bass-heavy, surround-sound audio has also become the norm. The cinematic experience is more than about whether the plotline is appealing. The technical aspects of the audiovisuals often determine the overall aesthetics, of how one perceives the content. Sometimes the film itself is deliberately produced to capture the nostalgia of the past. Michel Hazanavicius' "The Artist" (2011) pays direct homage to early 20th-century silent movies while Quentin Tarantino's signature visual style displays an adoration of old, dust-streaked images. In 2008, Ryoo Seung-wan experimented with old-fashioned dubbing for his retro action flick "Dachimawa Lee",...More
    • MoMA to Screen Korean Colonial-Era Films
      2009/01/14, Source
      New York's Museum of Modern Art will present an exhibition of some of the earliest known Korean films, made during the 1930's and 40's, during the Japanese Occupation. The seven films to be screened were rediscovered in 2003 and 2004 at the Chinese Film Archive and restored in new 35mm prints by th,...More
    • A Korean Film Retrospective in Pusan
      2006/10/17, Source
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      2006/02/28, Source
      By Kim Tae-jong
      Staff Reporter

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      2006/02/21, Source
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     Produced by
     Lee Byung-il (이병일)
     Kim Sung-min-IV (김성민)
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    Release date in South Korea : 1941/__/__

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