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Underground Rendez-vous (만남의 광장)

만남의 광장 (Man-nam-eui Kwang-jang)

Directed by Kim Jong-jin (김종진)

Screenplay by


107min | Release date in South Korea :

Set in the 1980's, the eldest son of a poor family decides to move to Seoul to become a teacher. Yet as soon as he reaches the city, his money is stolen and his bags are lost. He manages to reach a remote town, where coincidentally they were looking for a new teacher for the town children. He soon falls in love with a woman there, yet her origin seems vague as the townspeople only say she comes from somewhere up North. It turns out the townspeople have been communicating with another bordering town in North Korea through a secret tunnel connecting the two.


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  • [HanCinema's Film Review] "Underground Rendez-vous" + DVD Giveaway

    Following the Japanese surrender in World War II, American and Soviet forces, for geopolitical reasons that didn't make much sense even at the time, created an arbitrary demarcation line splitting the Korean peninsula into two pieces. Overnight, people from nearby villages, family members even, were not allowed to contact each other. "Underground Rendez-vous" has a promising start with this set-up then quickly moves all the focus to a romance between luckless traveler Yeong-tan (played by Im Chang-jung) and local woman Seon-mi (played by Park Jin-hee),...More
  • [HanCinema's Film Talk] Siblings in Cinema: The RYOO Brothers

    Siblings don't always get along. Even when working within the same field family members often choose to keep their personal and professional lives separate to keep the peace. Personal histories, grudges, and just knowing one another as well as they do can cause friction and frustration in the workplace. Not so though with renowned South Korean actor Ryoo Seung-bum and his moviemaking brother Ryoo Seung-wan. The brothers' most recent effort, "The Berlin File" (2013), marks another successful family collaboration that rocked Korean cinemas earlier this year. The brothers both came into the spotlight with their 2000 début feature "Die Bad"; a collection of four hard-boiled short stories that follows two teenagers and their descent into the violent world of organised crime. The film was written and directed by Seung-wan and stars himself and his younger brother Seung-beom. Seung-wan has sometimes been described as the Korean Tarantino, while his talent younger brother has been likened too the American-Canadian comedy actor Jim Carrey,...More
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    2010/12/07, Source
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  • 'Crossing' Reveals Untold N. Korea Story
    2007/08/23, Source
    American soldier turned North Korean citizen James Joseph Dresnok tells his story through the documentary film "Crossing the Line", by British filmmaker Daniel Gordon.

    By Lee Hyo-won
    Staff Reporter

    North of the 38th parallel during the height of the Cold War, a blue-eyed American soldier beco,...
  • Korean Films Dominate Local Box Office
    2007/08/21, Source
    The first half of this year saw some furrowed brows in Korea's film industry, but the summer is looking better with some Korean productions doing well at the box office.
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    Kim Youngwon has this story.
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  • Week's New Movie Premieres
    2007/08/17, Source
    Time to check on the week's new movies.
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  • [MOVIE REVIEW] Unification theme mixed with small town comedy
    2007/08/09, Source
    A remote village nestled near the heavily fortified border that divides South and North Korea is not a popular place. But "Mannamui Gwangjang (Meeting Square)" ("Underground Rendez-vous"), a film set in the 1980s and directed,...More
  • Family, History Surface in `Underground'
    2007/08/09, Source
    By Lee Hyo-won
    Staff Reporter

    With the two Korean leaders slated to meet for talks in late August, the release of the heartfelt drama "Underground Rendez-vous" is most timely. Free of political commentaries, the film celeb,...

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 Produced by
 Song Chang-yong (송창용)
Showbox (쇼박스)
 Kim Jong-jin (김종진)
 Kim Woo-taek (김우택)
 Production department
 Song Chang-yong (송창용)
 Production department
 Hong Seung-wan (홍승완)
 Lighting/cinematography department
 Heo Seo-hyeong (허서형)
 Set team
 Sin Min-kyeong (신민경)
107 min 35mm Cinemascope (2.35)
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Airing dates : 2007/08/15
South Korean Box Office
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As of 2007.09.02 : 1,169,515 admissions (total)
As of 2007.08.26 : 1,019,040 admissions (total)
As of 2007.08.19 : 696,903 admissions (total)

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