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Evergreen Tree

by SHIN Sang-ok


After graduating, two students return to their home village determined to put what they had learnt at the service of the poor rural community. The young woman devotes herself to a school aiming above all to promote literacy among the rural people, while the young man becomes involved in a training centre. However, the functionaries appointed by the Japanese colonial administration take a negative view of these progressive initiatives. General Park Chung-hee, who that same year had just come to power after a military coup, admitted weeping when he saw the film. Presented at a special screening at Cannes in 2003, Evergreen Tree was described by Shin Sang-ok as one of his favourite films and the one that best epitomised what he was trying to achieve. JB

  • Titre français
    Evergreen Tree
  • Original title
  • Titre international
    Evergreen Tree
  • Scénario
    Gang-Yun KIM
  • Photo
    Seong-Hak BAE
  • Montage
    Yeong-Hui KIM
  • Musique
    Yun-Ju JEONG
  • Interprétation
    Yeong-Gyun SHIN, Jang-Gang HEO, Geum-Bong DO, Eun-Hee CHOI
  • Production
    Shin Films
  • Print
    KOFA - Korean Film Archive :
  • Support de projection
    35 mm

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