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Special Programs < Our Lights and Shadows: Celebrating 101 Years of Korean Cinema >

Malmoe: The Secret Mission

Director: EOM Yu-na

2019|Korea|135min|Language: Korean|Subtitles: Japanese

Date Time Venue Guest
3/8 (Sun) 18:10 *Sold Out Cine Libre Umeda 3    
マルモイ ことばあつめ
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YOO Hai-jin
YOON Kye-sang
KIM Hong-pa
WOO Hyeon
KIM Tae-Hoon

Pan-Soo is a street thief living in 1940s Korea and he has spent more time in prison than in school. Looking to support his son’s education, Pan-Soo steals the bag of a rich-looking guy named Jung-Hwan to help pay for his son's tuition fees but he gets caught. He’s in for a surprise when he discovers who his captors are: a group of revolutionaries whose weapons of resistance are words. Jung-Hwan is the son of a wealthy Korean family who are pro-Japanese and yet he is a representative of the Korean Language Society at a time when Japanese colonial administrators have banned the use of Korean and moved to replace it with Japanese. Jung-Hwan wants to make a Korean language dictionary to collect the words and dialects of Korea and, thus, protect the culture of the nation. Even though he is from a different walk of life, Pan-Soo agrees to help him at a time when protecting the Korean language could get them both imprisoned.

[Jason MAHER]

Distributor in Japan