Green Fish

Directed by Lee Chang-Dong
Film Movement Classics
114 Minutes
South Korea
Drama, Classics, Asian, Crime
Asian Studies, Film Studies
Not Rated
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Mak Dong has just been released from the army and is on his way home when he helps out a woman on the train. She calls him, because she collected his luggage and they agree to meet. It turns out she is a mobster’s girlfriend and she gets him a job with the gang…. The debut feature from Korean auteur Lee Chang-Dong, in a new 4K restoration.


  • Han Suk-kyu
  • Shim Hye-jin
  • Moon Sung-Keun
  • Yu-Kyeong Cha
  • Highest Rating
    "Lee Chang-dong’s wrenching, tonally nuanced first film, Chorok mulkogi (Green Fish, 1997), packs a quiet wallop. "
    John Fidler, Senses of Cinema
  • Highest Rating
    "A strong narrative drive, powerful visuals and a mind-blowing central performance make Green Fish a superb watch...."
    Martin Sandison, Eastern Kicks
  • Highest Rating
    "Chang-dong extracts a sterling performance from Suk-Kyu...."
    Amber Wilkinson, Eye For Film
  • Highest Rating
    "Green Fish marks an important benchmark in Korean cinema, as it operates as both a catalyst to a deep side of the Korean New Wave slate of cinema and as the firecracker underneath Lee Chang-dong's feet to craft a vast body of politically resonant pictures."
    Thomas Spurlin, DVDTalk


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