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Peppermint Candy (Bakha satang) (1999)

Directed by

Kyung-gu Sol Kyung-gu Sol
So-ri Moon So-ri Moon
Yeo-jin Kim Yeo-jin Kim
Jung Suh Jung Suh
Miss Lee
Ji-Yeon Park Ji-Yeon Park
Female student
Dae-yeon Lee Dae-yeon Lee
Detective Kang
Kyeong-ik Kim Kyeong-ik Kim
In-kwon Kim In-kwon Kim
Sergeant Lee

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A reverse chronology film with a central character whose behaviour is at times squirm-inducing and alienating even as we're interested to delve further into his past. But we're finally taken somewhere very poignant, and with food for thought on institutions like the military and police, compared with sensitive youthful idealism.
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Description: Peppermint Candy (Korean: ๋ฐ•ํ•˜์‚ฌํƒ•; RR: Bakha Satang) is a 1999 film, the second from South Korean director Lee Chang-dong. The movie starts with the suicide of the protagonist and uses reverse chronology to depict some of the key events of the past 20 years of his life that led to his death. It was the ninth highest grossing domestic film of 2000 with 311,000 admissions in Seoul. It was received well, especially in film festivals. Spurred by the success of Lee Chang-dong's directorial debut, Green Fish, Peppermint Candy was chosen as the opening film for the Busan International Film Festival in its first showing in 1999. ... (more)
Tags: South Korea (5), 1990s (4), 1999 (3), (3), Drama (2), Japan (2), Korea (1), Korean (1), Original Version (1), East Asia (1), MUBI (1), Streaming (1)
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