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Program Title: On The Occasion Of Remembering The Turning Gate
EASC Code: KO-04
Series Title: Saenghwal oui Balgyeon
Region/Country: Korea
Language: Korean
Subtitles: English
Subject: Fiction
Program Type: Feature
Media Type:
Director: HONG Sang-Soo - 홍상수
Producer: ivision4u
Release Date: 2002
Running Time: 28 min.
Color or BW: Color
Program Abstract: From the Korean director of The Power of Kangwon Province and Virgin Stripped Bare By Her Bachelors, On The Occasion of Remembering The Turning Gate is another deceptively straightforward examination of the mechanics of relationships with the associated themes of loneliness and inability to communicate that Hong Sang-soo does so well. Kim Kyungsoo is an out of work actor. He has had some success on the screen but is better known for stage work. After he is dropped from a new film project, his life becomes a bit aimless and he leaves Seoul to visit a friend Sungwoo, in Chuncheon. On a boat trip on Lake Soyang, he is told the legend of a man who has been turned into a snake, but continues his pursuit of a princess and winds himself around her. The princess escapes into a temple and the snake is caught in a rainstorm and turns away at the place that is now called the Turning Gate.
Data Entry Date: 11/21/06