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14th DMZ Docs(2022)

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Goodbye, Mugunghwa-Ho

HAN Jinseop

  • South Korea
  • 2022
  • 17min
  • G
  • DCP
  • color

WP

Synopsis

The Mugunghwa-Ho has been running all over Korea for half a century. Now that long journey is about to end. Two men with fond memories of the Mugunghwa-Ho tells stories about it. Because it starts operating at dawn, the Mugunghwa-Ho slowly parts out of the platform at night. It’s time to say a final farewell to the soon be gone Mugunghwa.

Review

The film begins with the news that the Mugunghwa-Ho, a class of the trains in South Korea, is scheduled to disappear in 2030. With the conversation between the director and his friends as the background, it depicts the Mugunghwa-Ho, the passengers, and the scenery reflected in the train, and talk about the memories of riding the Mugunghwa-Ho for the first time, its detailed exterior and various landscape outside along its route. Audiences who listen to their conversation will also be able to enjoy the warm and fond memories of each of the Mugunghwa-Ho and the old trains. In an era when the 'romantic' mentioned in movies disappears and everything is fast and uniform, the director and his friends seem to be telling us not to lose this romance. In a world where only speed is considered the best, the film asks about your own speed and sensitivity through the story contained in Mungunghwa-Ho.

Director

  • HAN Jinseop

    Han is a free soul who loves to travel. He crisscrosses the entire country of South Korea. 

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