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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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Peppermint Candy / Lee Chang-dong

In 1980,Yong-ho becomes a part of the forces sent to quell the uprising in Kwang-ju. Psychologically blighted, he joins the police and becomes an expert in torturing leftists. He rejects his childhood sweetheart who comes to see him with peppermint candies he used to love.The film begins with middle- aged Yong-ho’s death wish and ends with his first date with the only person he ever really cared for...


Director:Lee Chang-dong
Script:Lee Chang-dong
Cinematography:Kim Hyung-gu
Editing:Park Il-Hyun
Sound:Lee Seung-chul
Music:Lee Jae-jin. Art Direction: Park Il-hyun
With:Sol Kyung-gu (Youngho), Moon So-ri (Sunim), Kim Yeo-jin (Hongja)
Producer:Myung Kaynam, Makoto Ueda
Production:East Film Company
Production Country:South Korea
Co-production:NHK (Japan)
Duration:129'
Production Year:2000
Screening Schedule
JOHN CASSAVETES:Sunday, November 18, 2007 - 20:00
PAVLOS ZANNAS:Saturday, November 24, 2007 - 12:30
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