Scene from the film Modern Korea: Our Only Wish

Modern Korea: Our Only Wish

  • South Korea
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On the surface, democratization had been achieved, but there were still many social problems and complaints in Korea near the end of the 1980s. The suppression that had lasted a very long time finally found an outlet in a unique time and space.

In particular, cracks started to form in the long-lasting ‘anti-communism, nationalism, fascism’ sentiment that had plagued the nation, and young students started discussions on ‘North Korea’ and ‘unification.’ In the midst of this came two symbolic events on both sides of the Korean peninsula, the demand to co-host the ‘88 Seoul Olympics and the enforced participation of the ‘89 Pyongyang Youth Festival.

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  • Original title
    Modern Korea: Our Only Wish (Episode 1)
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    MIN Hyekyoung
  • Music
    PARK Minjun (DJ Soulscape)
  • Duration
    54 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • South Korea
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • JEONJU International Film Festival
    • Korean Film Festival BRUSSELS
  • Awards
    • The 47th Korea Broadcasting Prizes - The Best Documentary
    • The Best TV Producer - Korean Producers and Directors Association is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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