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Program Title: The Gingko Bed
EASC Code: KG-03
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Language: Korean
Subtitles: English
Subject: Movie & TV Drama
Program Type: Feature
Media Type: VHS
Director: Jacky Kang
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Release Date: 1996
Running Time: 88 min.
Color or BW: Color
Program Abstract: "The story revolves around Su-hyun who is a 32 year-old college art lecturer. Su-hyun has a wonderful life, until he comes across an antique gingko bed. Little does he realize that the love he experienced in a prior life lives in the bed. Su-hyun is the reincarnated soul of a court musician to the Princess Mi-dan. Their love affair ends in tragedy when General Hwang kidnaps Mi-dan and kills a court musician. From this tragic event raises a pair of gingko trees housing the souls of the two lovers. General Hwang in the form of hawk destroys one of the trees. The wood from that tree is crafted to a wooden bed, embodying Mi-dan's soul. For a 1,000 years their love has been destined to suffer, until she meets him again in Su-hyun. Through the bed she tries to reach out to him. Her efforts bring the General back into their lives to kill Su-hyun and get Mi-dan backā€¦"
Data Entry Date: 11/21/06