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52nd edition from May 13 to 23, 2020

Peppermint Candy

Fortnight 2000, Feature film, 2h09

Synopsis

It is spring, by a riverbank, underneath a railroad bridge. At a 20th year reunion of factory workers, the long-lost Yongho appears, disturbing their party. His friends stand by confounded as he, despite the approaching train, climbs onto the railroad bridge, and cries out: « I am going back ! » Time runs forward to the past, as if we’re riding a train of time travel. Days earlier, Yongho loses his home and family, and spends his last few bills on a gun. A strange man appears at Yongho’s makeshift home and takes him to the deathbed of his first love, where peppermint candy provides one last magic moment. The train continues to transport us back in time to reveal the secret of the peppermint candy, and of Yongho’s buried past entwined with an intractable Korean history: torturer, soldier, factory worker. A young man at the crossroads of love. A man with blood on his hands. And, finally, we arrive 20 years earlier to the most innocent moment in a man’s life.

Director

Lee Chang-Dong

Born in South Korea, he graduated in literature in the Kyungpuk University. He wrote The Booty, Burning Papers, There’s Lots of Shits in Nokcheon. He wrote screenplays of To the Starry Island and A Single Spark by Park Kwang-Soo. His first feature film Green Fish was awarded in the Vancouver Film Festival.

Kim Yeo-Jin
Moon So-Ri
Sol Kyung-Gu

Screenplay
Lee Chang-Dong

Image
Kim Hyung-Gu

Sound
Lee Seung-Chul

Editing
Kim Hyun

Music
Lee Jae-Jin

Set decoration
Park Il-Hyun

Production :
Myung Kaynam
East Film
1501 Seoul Visual Venture Center
1340-6 Seocho-2dong
Seocho-gu, Séoul, Corée du Sud
tél : (82 2) 3415 1111
fax : (82 2) 3415 1100
eastfilm@netsgo.com 

NHK 

Vente à l’étranger :
Cineclick
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10-38 Yang Jae-Dong
Seocho-gu, Séoul 137-130, Corée du Sud
tél : (82 2) 577 6694
fax : (82 2) 578 6693
yjsuh@cineclick.co.kr

Presse :
Richard Lormand
tél./fax : 33 (0)1 48 04 51 73

Title in Original Version : Bonbon à la menthe