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by Hong Sang-Soo


In Seoul, the paths of two men and one woman intersect and move apart from one another, centering around their love for cinema. A suicidal student meets a young woman who decides to follow him in his fatal gesture. Coming out of a cinema, Tongsu, an unsuccessful filmmaker, spots a beautiful young woman, and recognizes her : she is the main actress in the film he has just seen. The life of this wavering and distressed young man strangely echoes the one of the young man from the beginning...

international title: Tale of Cinema
original title: Geuk jang jeon
country: France, South Korea
year: 2005
genre: fiction
directed by: Hong Sang-Soo
film run: 89'
release date: FR 02/11/2005
screenplay: Hong Sang-Soo
cast: Kim Myeong-Su, Kim Sang-Kyung, Kye Seong-Yong, Lee Ki-Woo, Uhm Ji-Won
cinematography by: Kim Hyungkoo
film editing: Ham Sungwon
music: Jeong Yonjin
producer: Choi Yong-Bae, Kim Lewis, Marin Karmitz
production: mk2 films, ARTE France Cinéma, Jeonwonsa, Happinet Pictures
backing: Centre National de la Cinématographie (CNC)
distributor: MK2 Distribution
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