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1.

Pimong: Dream

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"Jin wakes up from a nightmare of a traffic accident. It drives him to the very spot where a real accident took place. He follows the police to the suspect's home and wathes as Ran denies the hit-and-run accusation since she was asleep the entire night. Jin explains his dream to them and asks to be charged instead. The police dismiss him and arrest Ran. Jin is convinced that there's an unexplainable connection between the two. They discover that when he dreams, she acts out his dream in her sleep."--Container.
DVD
2009; 2008
Clemons (Stacks)
2.

Chŏng: My Heart

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A traditional Korean wedding ceremony held in province. Suni, the bride has not seen her to be groom yet and she's excited but the groom is only ten year old boy. After she has lived with her mean in-laws, her husband comes home from Seoul with his mistress. She leaves her husband and meets her true lover, a potter. They live happily together in "Chŏng," Korean concept of deep, true love.
DVD
2001
Clemons (Stacks)
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Yŏngmae: Sanja Wa Chugŭnja Ŭi Hwahae = Mudang : Reconciliation Between the Living and the Dead

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Documentary that reflects the unique characteristics of Korean shamanism (mu) and shamans (mudang).
DVD
2006; 2003
Clemons (Stacks)
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Pŏmjoe Ŭi Chaekusong: The Big Swindle

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Chʻan-hyŏk plans his next big heist shortly after being released from his last prison sentence. The master mind assembles an elite group for a bank robbery.
DVD
2005; 2004
Clemons (Stacks)
5.

O! Sujŏng

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"Focuses on Soo-jung, a writer and assistant at a small video company who is pursued romantically by her boss, Young-soo, and her boss's former classmate, the wealthy Jae-hoon."--Container.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
6.

Iŏdo

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An investor planning on developing a tourist resort begins an investigation into the legends of the mysterious neighboring island. He is suspected of the murder of a local journalist who has confronted him.
DVD
2005; 1977
Clemons (Stacks)
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Najŭn Moksori 1

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A documentary about the past and present experiences of a group of "comfort women" who during World War II were abducted and forced into sexual servitude for the Japanese army.
DVD
2005; 1995
Clemons (Stacks)
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Inŏ Kongju: My Mother, the Mermaid

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This story is about a woman who travels back to her parents hometown and is transported back in time to witness her parents as young people.
DVD
2005; 2004
Clemons (Stacks)
9.

A Dirty Carnival

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"Byung-doo, the No.2 man in a small time organized crime gang, leads an aimless and wild life. Life is hard for him since he is the sole support of his mother and two younger siblings. However, when Mr. Hwang asks him to embark on a secret mission, Byung-doo realizes that this is one chance he should not let pass by. This mission is dangerous, but success would mean that Byung-doo's financial worries would be over." -- Container.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
10.

Barking Dogs Never Bite

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"An idle part-time college lecturer is annoyed by the yapping sound of a nearby dog. He decides to take drastic action." -- IMDb.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
11.

Tasŏt Kae Ŭi Sisŏn: If You Were Me 2

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The 1st short film follows the daily life of a young girl with Downs Syndrome. The 2nd film looks at the problems that emerge from the masculinity in Korean culture. The 3rd film follows the daily life of a North Korean girl who escapes to South Korea. The 4th film is about the interrogation of a student and the fate of contract workers in South Korea. The last film is a documentary about the iillegal immigration of other Asians into Korea.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
12.

The Marines Who Never Returned

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During the Korean War, a company of South Korean soldiers take part in attacks centered around the city of Incheon. While fighting to secure control of one village, they witness a woman killed, leaving her young daughter orphaned. After they win the battle, they also discover that many inhabitants of the village, including women and children, were executed by the enemy. The company adopts the young girl as their "mascot" and marches north to continue fighting." -- Container.
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
13.

Family Ties

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A film in three seemingly unrelated parts, all relating to family relationships. In the 1st part, Mi-ra, who runs a small snack food restaurant, has a trouble-maker brother, Hyung-chul. After being discharged from the miltary, Hyung-chul goes missing for five years, and then comes home accompanied by a middle-aged woman, Mu-sin. Hyung-chul introduces Mu-sin as his wife, even though they have not had a wedding ceremony. From that moment on, an eccentric family is born. In the 2nd part, the focus is on a quick-tempered young woman named Sun-kyung, who finds out her mother is seriously ill. Sun-kyung has been on bad terms with her mother because the latter is having an affair with a married man with a young son. The 3rd part of this film is about a young couple having problems in their [...]
DVD
2007; 2006
Clemons (Stacks)
14.

Our School

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Documentary about the third and fourth generation Korean residents of Japan, who are students of Chosen Elementary, Middle and High Schools in Hokkaido, Japan, folllowing them through one year of the eleven-year national education program. Focuses on what it is like for Korean-Japanese to live in Japan by describing their everyday lives.
DVD
2007; 2006
Clemons (Stacks)
15.

Driving With My Wife's Lover

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"Tae-han runs a stamp shop in a small town, spending his tedious time engraving seals. One day he learns that his wife is having an affair and he decides to witness his wife's infidelity with his own eyes. Knowing that is wife's lover Joong-sik is a taxi-driver, he goes to Seoul, intentionally gets in Joon-sik's cab and asks for a long-distance drive. They encounter various situations as they travel along the highway, sometimes fighting, sometimes sharing excitement. Slowly Tae-han suspects that his wife and Joong-sik might be really in love." -- Container.
DVD
2007; 2004
Clemons (Stacks)
16.

Chʻŏnha Changsa Madonna

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"Oh Dong-gu believes himself to be female. Although overweight and on the short side, he dreams of becoming perfect some day, and he devotes himself to mimicking Madonna's singing and dancing after school. To cover the costs of transsexual surgery, he decides to enter a wrestling match"--Container.
DVD
2008; 2006
Clemons (Stacks)
17.

Taeksi Bullusŭ: Taxi Blues

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Story of the daily life and hardships of a taxi driver in Seoul. Documentary film maker Chʻoeha Tong-ha spends a summer driving a taxi in Seoul and mounts a camera on the dashboard to record his encounters with his customers.
DVD
2008; 2005
Clemons (Stacks)
18.

Ŭnha Haebang Chŏnsŏn: Milky Way Liberation Front

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A young film director named Young-jae faces a sudden crisis. First his girl friend dumps him. Second, while on the cusp of procuring high profile casting and financing for his new project (about a character with aphasia), he sits down to write the screenplay but suffers from an onset of severe writer's block. Overly sensitive by nature, Young-jae is tormented by stress and eventually develops aphasia himself. Unable to speak, he turns to his friend, the actor Hyuk-kwon, who helps him to hide his condition through the use of ventriloquism. Nonetheless Young-jae suspects that the executive producer of his project is planning to hand it over to an up-and-coming pair of genius Mongolian twin film directors.--Container.
DVD
2008; 2007
Clemons (Stacks)
19.

Kaet Maŭl: The Seaside Village

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Young Hae-soon lost her fisherman husband to the sea after only 10 days of marriage. She lived with her mother-in-law and brother-in-law while joining other widows in the village as a diver. She lived a lonely and yet well sheltered life, but her beauty attracted men into her life followed by one incident after another.
DVD
2008; 1965
Clemons (Stacks)
20.

Narara Hŏ Tong-Gu

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"Dong-ku is an eleven-year old boy with an IQ of 60. He goes to school every day, but the only task he is able to consistently fulfil is to fetch other kids water during break time. The other students, not surprisingly, tease him to his face and mock him at his back. But Dong-ku simply smiles back at them, and he seems to genuinely enjoy the classroom and his daily run to the outdoor faucets to fill up the water kettle." -- Container.
DVD
2008; 2007
Clemons (Stacks)