The Taebaek Mountains

The Taebaek Mountains (Korean태백산맥; RRTaebaek Sanmaek) is a 1994 South Korean film directed by Im Kwon-taek.

The Taebaek Mountains
The Taebaek Mountains.jpg
Poster to The Taebaek Mountains (1994)
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationTaebaek Sanmaek
McCune–ReischauerT‘aebaeksanmaek
Directed byIm Kwon-taek
Produced byLee Tae-won
Written byCho Jeong-lae
Song Neung-han
StarringAhn Sung-ki
Bang Eun-jin
Music byKim Soo-chul
CinematographyJung Il-sung
Edited byPark Sun-duk
Distributed byTaehung Pictures
Release date
  • September 17, 1994 (1994-09-17)
Running time
168 minutes
CountrySouth Korea
LanguageKorean

PlotEdit

The film originates from the great river story Taebaegsanmaek consisting of 10 volumes and is written by Cho Jeongrae. The story tries to describe and reveal a few generations-lasting conflicts between the haves (proprietors) and have-nots (peasants), which develop into right wings and left wings respectively. While revealing why and how the conflicts come about, the story depicts every corner of real life—romantic, shamanic, and Confucian aspects of the contemporaries. It provides a further insight into the politically controversial ideological issue on which the viewpoint is virtually hardened among over 40's in South Korea. This ideological issue survives even in the digital age to have a substantial effect on presidential elections. The author dares to show what the ideological conflict derives from and tries to describe it in detail and with artistic skill of commanding Korean colloquial language supplying its readers the true taste of Korean dialect expressions especially in its southern part Jeolla province.

ReceptionEdit

Korean film scholar, Kim Kyung-hyun describes the reception of The Taebaek Mountains by South Korean audiences and critics as "lukewarm."[1]

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NotesEdit

  1. ^ Kim, Kyung-hyun (2004). "3. 'Is This How the War is Remembered?': Violent Sex and the Korean War in Silver Stallion, Spring in My Hometown, and The Taebaek Mountains". The Remasculinization of Korean Cinema. Durham and London: Duke University Press. p. 87. ISBN 0-8223-3267-1.
  2. ^ Awards based on "Awards for Taebek sanmaek (1994)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2007-11-06. and "The Taebaek Mountains: Awards". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2007-11-06.
  3. ^ "Berlinale: 1995 Programme". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2011-12-31.

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