Saenghwaleui Balgyeon

Saenghwaleui Balgyeon

Director: Hong Sang-soo Cast: Kim Sang-kyung, Chu Sang-mi, Ye Ji-weon



A young actor, Gyung-soo (Kim Sang-kyung) is dealing with the failure of the film that marked his first starring role. The director, angry at Gyung-soo for demanding his pay despite the film's failure, tells him, "Even though it's difficult to be a human being, let's not turn into monsters, okay?" Depressed and lonely, Gyung-soo travels to Chuncheon to meet an old friend, Seong-wu (Kim Hak-sun). The two spend a lot of time drinking and carousing, which eases the tension that has grown between them. Then Seong-wu introduces Gyung-soo to his dancer friend, Myung-sook (Yeh Ji-won), who seems to have been infatuated with Gyung-soo even before they met. One drunken night, they share a motel room. Myung-sook professes her love, but Gyung-soo doesn't share her feelings. To make matters worse, he learns that Seong-wu has secretly loved Myung-sook for a long time. Gyung-soo is still depressed as he boards a train back to Seoul. On the train, he spots a beautiful woman, Sun-young (Chu Sang-mi), and they talk. She's seen him perform on-stage, and compliments his acting. He feels drawn to her. He gets off the train when she does, and follows her to her house. The next day, he knocks on the door. He discovers that she's married, but continues to pursue her. They go out to eat, and she tells him they've met before. The dialogue in Hong Sang-soo's naturalistic romantic comedy Turning Gate was mostly improvised by the actors. The film was shown at the 2002 New York Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/17/2007
UPC: 0880604000534
Original Release: 2002
Rating: NR
Source: Ya Entertainment
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:56:00

Special Features

Trailer; Making of; Movie highlights; Sneak peek of Peppermint Candy and Singles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kim Sang-kyung Kyung-Soo
Chu Sang-mi Sun-Young
Ye Ji-weon Myung-Suk
Kim Hak-sun Actor

Technical Credits
Hong Sang-soo Director,Screenwriter
Ahn Byeong-ju Executive Producer
Won Il Score Composer
Choi In-gi Executive Producer
Kim Jae-han Asst. Director
Jang Ki-su Asst. Director
Hanna Lee Producer
Ahn Sang-ho Sound/Sound Designer
Ham Sung-won Editor
Weon Score Composer
Oh Won-Chul Sound/Sound Designer
Choi Yeong-taek Cinematographer
Choi Young-Taek Cinematographer
Jo Yun-mi Costumes/Costume Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Turning Gate
2. Scene 1 [:50]
3. Scene 2 [2:28]
4. Scene 3 [13:55]
5. Scene 4 [17:56]
6. Scene 5 [11:59]
7. Scene 6 [19:51]
8. Scene 7 [21:45]
9. Scene 8 [24:52]

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