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Green Fish

Directed by Lee Chang-Dong
Film Movement Classics
114 Minutes
South Korea
Drama, Classics, Asian, Crime
Not Rated

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.

Director & Cast

  • Director: Lee Chang-Dong
  • Starring: Han Suk-kyu
  • Starring: Shim Hye-jin
  • Starring: Moon Sung-Keun
  • Starring: Yu-Kyeong Cha

Where to Watch




  • "Lee Chang-dong’s wrenching, tonally nuanced first film, Chorok mulkogi (Green Fish, 1997), packs a quiet wallop. "
    John Fidler, Senses of Cinema
  • "A strong narrative drive, powerful visuals and a mind-blowing central performance make Green Fish a superb watch...."
    Martin Sandison, Eastern Kicks
  • "Chang-dong extracts a sterling performance from Suk-Kyu...."
    Amber Wilkinson, Eye For Film
  • "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