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8th
Korean HD Cinema
The Railroad
Director_ Park Heung-sik
Korea 2006 110min 35mm color feature Fiction
Review

The railroad is connected without end. It goes up and down the surface of the earth, through light or darkness, tunnels and various stations. A man working as a subway conductor works diligently, but he cannot get over the emotional shock he received when he hit a person jumping onto the tracks. A woman working as a parttime lecturer in a college is having an affair with a married professor and is severely insulted by the man’s wife. The two meet coincidentally in the train’s last station(Gyeongui Line). Both worn out from their lives, they spend the night together at the station in which they stopped for only a moment’s rest. This is not to soothe each other or not to form some new relationship, but it is to engross themselves honestly in their realities and solve their shared problems. The railway as seen from the engine conductor’s point of view, which appears frequently in The Railroad, is intriguing. Just as some scenes gain novelty by the shift of perspective, the themes of the affair and suicide become new in the controlled method of approach utilized by the director. An exorcism of sorts is sometimes needed in order to continue life, and after such catharsis life goes on.

CREDIT
  • DirectorPark Heung-sik
  • ScreenplayPark Heung-sik
  • ProducerPark Gok-ji, Park Moo-seung
  • CinematographySak Ki-ung
  • EditorPark Gok-ji
CastKim Gang-woo, Sohn Tae-young
DIRECTOR
Park Heung-sik
Jeonju Office

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