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The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well (1996)

Daijiga umule pajinnal (original title)
About desires and lives of four characters in diverse circumstances. A poor novelist, a cheating wife, a mysophobic husband and a ticket girl.

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Sang-soo Hong
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Eun-hee Bang ... In Chang's Wife
Eun-sook Cho Eun-sook Cho ... Min Jae
Eui-sung Kim ... Hyo Seop
Eung-Kyung Lee Eung-Kyung Lee ... Bo Gyeong
Sun-mi Myeong Sun-mi Myeong
Jin-seong Park Jin-seong Park ... Dong-woo
Kang-ho Song ... Dong-seok
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About desires and lives of four characters in diverse circumstances. A poor novelist, a cheating wife, a mysophobic husband and a ticket girl.

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A failed artist or a sad tale of human relationships ! ! ! !
15 February 2008 | by FilmCriticLalitRaoSee all my reviews

Watching Hong Sang Soo's first film "Daijiga umule pajinnal" is going to be an extremely uneasy visual experience for all casual as well as average viewers.This is because one will surely find it hard to understand whether the film is a portrait of a failed artist or an absurdist tale of highly unusual,bizarre human relationships.I managed to see this film at the campus of Ecole Normale Supérieure Lettres et Sciences Humaines at Lyon in company of a friend from South Korea.She made the viewing interesting for me with her comic remarks as being a Korean person,she is definitely more familiar with intricacies of Korean cultural life.This key association with Korean psyche is needed to understand what this film stands for.A word about our film's failed artist.He is rather controversial,bit moody and picks up fights too often with his colleagues.This is something which might be true of many talented artists all over the world.A different view of this film might concern Hong Sang Soo's observation that his film is a complex tale of human relationships as all the characters of his films are in troubled relationships without ascertaining what made them enter into them.


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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

4 May 1996 (South Korea) See more »

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The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well See more »

Filming Locations:

South Korea

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$8,354
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