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Director
Lee Chang-dong

Filmography
1997 Chorok mulgoki/Green Fish
2000 Bagha satang/Peppermint Candy
2002 Oh ah shisoo/Oasis
2007 Mil-yang/Secret Sunshine

Biography
He was born in Teagu, South Korea in 1954 and he graduated from Kyungpuk National University, where he studied Korean Language and Literature. Three years later, in 1983, he published his first novel, The Booty. He began his film career by writing screenplays for To the Starry Island (1993) and A Single Spark (1995), both directed by Park Kwang-sοο. His directorial debut, Green Fish, screened as part of Cinémathèque Ontario’s 1999 survey of South Korean film and in the International Competition Section of the 38th Thessaloniki IFF in 1997 (the film was nominated for the Golden Alexander Award). His film Oasis screened in the Asian Vision Tribute of the 43rd Thessaloniki IFF in 2002.

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Green Fish / Lee Chang-dong

Makdong has been discharged from the military and takes the train back to his home town, only to find that everything has changed. The rice paddies have been replaced by highrise apartments and all his siblings have left home, struggling to make a living.While looking for work in a seedy Seoul neighbourhood, he sees a woman he had met on the train. Miae is the girlfriend of gang-boss Bae Taegon, through whom she is able to find Makdong a job as a parking attendant. Eventually, Makdong is admitted as a member of the gang, honoring Bae Taegon as an elder brother, and findind in Miae a kindred spirit.When Bae’s empire is threatened by former gang-boss Kim Yangkil, Makdong will express his loyalty by getting rid of him. But Makdong will be betrayed again, this time by his adopted “family”, and will find death at the hands of Bae Taegon himself.


Director:Lee Chang-dong
Script:Lee Chang-dong
Cinematography:Yoo Young-kil
Editing:Kim Hyun
Music:Lee Dong-jun. Art Direction: Joo Byung-do
With:Mun Seong-kun (Bae Tae-kon), Han Seong-kyu (Makdong’s 2nd eldest brother), Han Suk-kyu (Makdong), Jeong Jae-yeong (Joeng Ji-hyeong), Jeong Jin-yeong (Makdong’s 3rd eldest brother), Lee Mun-shik (thug on train), Myeong Gye-nam (Kim Yang-kil), Oh Jihye (Makdong’s sister), Shim Hye-jin (Mi-ae), Song Kang-ho (Pan-su)
Producer:Yeo Kyun-dong
Production:East Film Company
Production Country:South Korea
Format:Digibeta, Color
Duration:111'
Production Year:1997
Screening Schedule
JOHN CASSAVETES:Friday, November 16, 2007 - 18:00
PAVLOS ZANNAS:Monday, November 19, 2007 - 13:00
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