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The Other Side of the Mountain

DPRK2012106minFictionmov color

DirectorJANG In-hak

During the Korean War, a young nurse in the small town of Chunamri, North Korea, saves a wounded South Korean soldier who has been left behind during the battle. Brought together by the unfortunate circumstance of war, theirs is a fateful meeting. His identity is unknown to her until he must return to South Korea. With the promise to return, the nurse waits a lifetime for him. Separated by war and countries between them, the young man tries everything to get back to the North but diplomatic relations between countries make it impossible for their reunion. As the years go by and their youth slips away from them, he finally gets an unexpected opportunity to fulfill his wish and return to her. But reunions are not easy and after years apart, they are met with more tragedy.

 

Schedule

  • 2019-08-17

    15:30

    Alpensia Cinema

    15 E GV Go

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Program Note

 The Other Side of the Mountain is a war drama based on a real story of 6.25. Ilkyu, drafted from Seoul, gets injured on the front lines of Hwanghae-do. As he gets treated in a village up in the mountains, he falls in love with Seonhwa, but the two separate as Ilkyu returns to Seoul for his mother. The Other Side of the Mountain demonstrates the North Korean filmmaking skills in creating masterpieces. Large war scenes or Seoul in the 1950s are the foundation of this film’s reality and The Other Side of the Mountain does quite a good job of it. The film's theme is the sorrow of separated families, rather than focusing on history or ideology.

Credit

  • ProducerJoon BAI
  • Cast KIM Ryungmin, KIM Hyangsook, SHIN Myungok
  • Screenwriter Joon BAI
  • Cinematography KIM Jungnam, HAN Ryongsu

Director

  • JANG In-hak

    Born in 1950, Pyongyang, North Korea. He graduated from the Pyongyang University of Dramatic, Cinematic Arts studying Film Direction in 1983. He directed 23 films.