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YesAsia Editorial Description

A depressive young man (Lee Ki Woo, Sad Movie) crosses paths with an old friend (Uhm Ji Won, Mutt Boy), and they decide to commit suicide together, but fail to die after repeated attempts. A filmmaker (Kim Sang Kyung) walks out of a cinema after seeing a movie that he believes was based on his life story. When he runs into the actress from the film, he attempts to turn their onscreen relationship into reality. Nominated for the Golden Palm at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival, acclaimed director Hong Sang Soo's introspective sixth feature weaves two seemingly separate tales of encounter and delusion into a humanistic character study exploring self and other.
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Product Title: Tale of Cinema 劇場前 剧场前 劇場前 (A Tale of the Cinema)(韓国版) 극장전
Artist Name(s): Kim Sang Kyung | Uhm Ji Won | Hong Sang Soo 金相慶 | 嚴智媛 | 洪尚秀 金相庆 | 严智媛 | 洪尚秀 キム・サンギョン | オム・ジウォン | ホン・サンス 김 상경 | 엄 지원 | 홍상수
Release Date: 2005-08-05
Language: Korean
Subtitles: English, Korean
Country of Origin: South Korea
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: 3 - South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan) What is it?
Rating: III
Duration: 89 (mins)
Publisher: Woo Sung Entertainment (KR)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1004027487

Product Information

* Screen Format : Anamorphic Widescreen
* Sound Mix : Dolby 5.1 & 2.0
* DVD Type : N/A
* Extras :
- 정성일, 허문영 평론가 코멘터리
- 김상경, 엄지원 인터뷰(허문영 평론가 진행)
- 예고편
- 스틸갤러리

* Director : 홍상수

극장傳 _ ‘영화이야기’
내 이름은 전상원이다.
수능 시험을 마치고, 형에게 두둑한 용돈을 받아 종로거리로 나섰다.
그리고 우연히 어느 안경점 앞에서 중학교 때 첫사랑 영실을 만났다.
다시는 못 볼 줄 알았는데…
19살의 끝, 우리는 어떻게 될까?

극장前 _ ‘관객이야기’
내 이름은 김동수이다.
오늘 종로의 한 극장에서 선배 형이 감독한 영화 한 편을 봤다.
영화 속 주인공 이야기가 예전 내 모습 같았다.
극장 앞, 거짓말처럼 영화 속 여주인공을 마주쳤다.
여배우의 이름은 최영실이다.
그녀 역시 영화를 본 것 같다.
인파 속으로 사라지는 영실을 뒤로 하고, 말보로 담배를 한 갑 샀다.
동창회 부회장 녀석이 저녁 때 선배감독을 위한 후원모임에 나오라고 전화를 한다.
사실 선배는 지금 입원 중이다. 가야하나? 말아야 하나?
무작정 종로 길을 걷는다. 영화 속에 등장한 곳들을 돌아보고 싶어졌다.
사람들에게 사인을 해주고 있는 여배우 영실이 스쳐 지나간다.
그녀 역시 영화순례 중인가?
용기를 내어 말을 건네보니 의외로 친절하게 대해준다.
오늘, 그녀가 나의 운명 같다…
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Customer Review of "Tale of Cinema"

Average Customer Rating for this Edition: Customer Review Rated Bad 4 - 4 out of 10 (2)

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June 25, 2006

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Zoom? Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
We are talking about the same movie? In the one I have watched the camera almost doesn't move... About the meaning of the story, it talks about the things that work in the movies not necessarily work in the real life. The story is clearly divided in two parts: we think the first one is real until we discover in fact is a cinema tale. But this cinema tale is based on a real story (the personal story of a friend of the director when he was very young). In the second part, we know this friend, the real person: the years have passed and the director of that movie is very ill, almost dying. His old classmates in the cinema school, now in their thirties, meet each other again for trying to collect some money for helping to pay the hospital bill. That young boy who was the main character in the first part is now a strange man without success and not very welcome for his old friends. He meets the actress who played the main female character in that movie some years ago and he explains to her that his common friend, the director, in fact got the idea for the script from his intimate experience with a girl in the room of a hotel (the place they chose for trying to commit suicide together). In some way he falls in love with the actress and he tries to repeat that experience with her. But of course this is the real life and it doesn't work, maybe it's a romantic idea for making a movie but in the real life it's only a fool idea from a man with a psychological problem.
One virtue of this film is that the main character is played by different actors in the two parts but the girl is the same actress. Also we have a nice soundtrack, good acting and a slow but interesting story about human relations. The sex scenes are not really necessary but they won't disturb you if you are a little open minded. This is usual in Korean cinema, maybe because for Korean the sex is a natural part of the life.
A good movie.
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August 21, 2005

zoom Customer Review Rated Bad 0 - 0 out of 10
Very slow and there's no need to show the whole sex scene. The camera zooming was driving me crazy. It was like a new toy the director just bought. And I didn't get the story.
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