Divine Bow

Divine Bow


Total votes: 104

Director: Im Kwon Taek

Release Date: Dec 8, 1979

Duration: 1 hr. 33 min.

Year: 1979

Rank: #99999

Country: South Korea

Native Title: 신궁

Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

Alternative Titles: 神弓, Singung

Genre: Drama


Set almost entirely on the small fishing island of Naro, the film opens with a series of short, static shots of the rainy harbor where an old man sits and strokes his beard wearing traditional Korean dress while a group of seemingly unemployed young men look on listlessly from the boats. It seems the community is in crisis for a number of reasons, the most pressing being a non-existent harvest of fishwhich they are choosing to attribute to the local shamaness’ refusal to perform the customary rituals. Unmoved by their petitioning, Wangnyeon advises them to hire her daughter-in-law instead, but for unexplained reasons they only want her, threatening to hire a shaman from a neighboring island if she continues her policy of non-cooperation. As we will discover, Wangnyeon has her reasons beyond a simple desire for retirement from what is a fairly strenuous job for an ageing woman, but the return of her long absent son Yongban prompts her into a reconsideration of her past and future as well as her place in this community.

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