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A Cheonggyecheon Dog / by Kim Kyung Mook

Other records:
Other Title:
Cheonggyecheonui Gae
청계천의 개
Publication:
South Korea : Privately Published, 0.
Format/Description:
Video
1 online resource (62 minutes)
Local subjects:
East Asia
2000s
Sexuality
Seoul, Soul-t'ukpyolsi
Form/Genre:
Performance
Film:Drama
Stage + Screen:Experimental
Language:
In Korean.
Original language in Korean.
System Details:
data file
Summary:
In telling the story of a man and his contemplative walk along the river that divides Seoul, director Kim Kyung-Mook is using his setting of the Cheonggyecheon River;so notoriously polluted since the Japanese occupation but recently recovered enough to constitute a tourist attraction;to speak for South Korea's shifting and alternating identity between the old and the new Seoul. He centers his surrealistic comic drama on a transsexual who is just at the point of becoming a woman, and who one day gets out of his house feeling that someone is observing him. While wandering in the streets, he meets a talking dog, after which he is chased by a mysterious man. Hiding in a shop, he is transformed into a woman. Thus transformed he anticipates love but his body reverts to that of a male. The male side of the protagonist perceives the city very differently from the female side, and man-woman and dog-that-talks walk the changing city together.
Notes:
Title from resource description page (viewed March 29, 2016).
OCLC:
865004148
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