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Master Korean filmmaker Im Kwon Taek blends traditional Korean culture and pure movie-made romance in this grand tale of forbidden love in the 18th century. A privileged son of a governor falls for the daughter of a prostitute, and their passionate story is told with the assistance of a pansori singer. "...both historically resonant and strikingly modern, remarkable for its deft and spellbinding narrative, its breathtaking color, and above all its traditional sung narration...A must-see" (Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader). In Korean with English subtitles.

Im Kwon-Taek---South Korea---2000---120 mins.