Green Fish

Green Fish


Total votes: 61

Director & Screenwriter: Lee Chang Dong

Screenwriter: Oh Seung Uk

Release Date: Feb 7, 1997

Duration: 1 hr. 54 min.

Year: 1997

Country: South Korea

Native Title: 초록물고기

Content Rating: 18+ Restricted (violence & profanity)

Alternative Titles: Chorokmoolgogi, Chorok Mulgogi

Genre: Crime, Drama


This is a melodrama depicting death, love, pain, and the hardships that an innocent young man experiences in a violent society, where the meaning of family vanishes because of industrialization. Mak Dong finishes his military service and is on the way home when he helps Mi Ae, who is being harassed by gangsters. As a result, he misses his train. Mak Dong arrives home with her rosy scarf in his hand. Nobodywelcomes Mak Dong except his big brother with polio.
Mak Dong wishes he managed a good restaurant so that all the family members could live together. So he goes to Seoul searching for work and goes to the night club where Mi Ae sings, to return her scarf. Mi Ae is the mistress of the gangster Bae Tae Gon. She finds a job for Mak Dong through Tae Gon. Mak Dong begins to work in the parking lot and falls into the Family of harsh.

(Source: asianvote)


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