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Green Fish

  • Film

Time Out says

Screenwriter Lee's debut feature offers a wry, regretful chunk of recent social history in the guise of a gangster drama. Makdong (Han) comes home from military service to find his family fragmented and their village razed to make way for a vast new housing development. He drifts back to the outer suburbs of Seoul and into the employ of a seemingly sympathetic gang boss (Moon), whose much-put-upon mistress (Shim) seems in need of a friend. But Makdong is hopelessly out of his depth, not realising that he's barging into a sado-masochistic relationship and misunderstanding the politics of inter-gang rivalry. Lee's sense of his characters as unwitting victims of the moral/economic/architectural climate they live in is anchored in brilliantly judged imagery and in an acute sensitivity to ambiguities of mood and feeling.
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Release Details

  • Duration:111 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Lee Chang-Dong
  • Screenwriter:Lee Chang-Dong
  • Cast:
    • Han Suk-Kyu
    • Shim Hye-jin
    • Moon Sung-Keun
    • Myung Kye-Nam
    • Song Kang-Ho
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