박하 사탕 [videorecording] = Peppermint candy.

Pakha sat'ang [videorecording] = Peppermint candy.

Format
Video/Projected medium
Language
Korean
Published/​Created
[United States] : Distributed by YA Entertainment, [c2005].
Description
1 videodisc (129 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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Summary note
In the spring of 1999 a distraught and incoherent middle-aged man, Kim Yong-ho, dressed in a tailored business suit, lies along the side of a railroad bridge that overlooks an open field by a lake. Nearby, a loose knit group of friends called the Bong-woo Club, which formed 20 years earlier at the same site during a social gathering of factory employees, are holding their reunion. Yong-ho stumbles into the picnic and is immediately recognized by members of the group as a fellow factory worker. Unable to disconnect himself from his desperate, unarticulated anguish and join in the amusement of his former colleagues, the inconsolable Yong-ho climbs to the railroad tracks and throws himself in front of a passing train, shouting "I am going back." The film then proceeds in reverse chronology through the past 20 years of Yong-ho's life -- from his family's estrangement, financial bankruptcy, traumatic law enforcement career during the 1987 student demonstrations for democratic reform, military service during the crackdown of martial law protestors that led to the tragedy of the 1980 Kwangju massacre, and the loss of his first love, Sun-Nim.
Notes
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 2000.
  • Special features include original threatrical trailer and previews of Singles and Turning gate.
Creation/​Production credits
  • Cinematography, Kim Hyŏng-gu ; editor, Pak Ir-hyŏn.
  • Cinematography, 김 형구 ; editor, 박 일현.
Target audience
Not rated.
System details
DVD Region 1; anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1 aspect ratio); Dolby digital 5.1 stereo.
Participant(s)/​Performer(s)
  • Sŏl Kyŏng-gu, Mun So-ri, Kim Yŏ-jin.
  • 설 경구, 문 소리, 김 여진.
Language note
In Korean with optional English or Korean subtitles.
Other title(s)
  • Peppermint candy
  • Bakha satang
OCLC
62588974
Universal Product Code
  • 880604000190
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