Co-presented by Korean Cultural Service NY and Asia Society
Part of Korean Movie Night New York’s Summer Edition (Jun 11 – Aug 25, 2015)
New York Premiere
Chronicle of a Blood Merchant
Directed by Ha Jung-woo
Starring: Ha Jung-woo, Ha Ji-won
2015. South Korea. 124 min. DCP. In Korean with English subtitles.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015, 6:30 PM
Ha Jung-woo, one of Korea’s biggest stars, directs and acts in this understated period comedy-drama, based on the best-selling novel of the same title by the Chinese writer Yu Hua. Just after the Korean War, a factory worker (Ha Jung-woo) falls for the most beautiful girl in his village (Ha Ji-won). Penniless, he sells his blood to fund the courtship and before long they are married. Eleven years later, the couple have three sons and live a comfortable life. One day, their lives are upended when a blood test reveals that their eldest boy is not the worker’s son.
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