ChungMuRo Express: A Road to Sampo (Sam-po-ga-neun-gil)
Thursday, June 26, 2008 at 7:30 PM
Anthology Film Archives
(32 2nd Street & 2nd Avenue, NYC)
LEE Man-hee, Road movie, Grade 15, 1975, 95 minutes, Black and White
Classic Korean Cinema presents A Road to Sampo (Sam-po-ga-neun-gil).
“Young construction worker Young-dal meets a middle-aged man named Jeong, who is on his way back to his hometown after serving time in prison and wandering from one construction site to another. It has been ten years since Jeong has seen his hometown of Sampo. Young-dal and Jeong meet Baek-hwa, a runaway bar hostess, and the three of them begin their journey together. Young-dal and Baek-hwa, who argued constantly at first, soon become attached to each other, and the group travels to the train station, each reminiscing about his or her past as they go. At the train station, from which the train to Sampo departs, Young-dal and Baek-hwa part ways. Arriving in Sampo, Jeong is shocked to see how his hometown has changed.”
- Korean Film Archive
This film is presented in Korean with English subtitles.
Film Curator Ms. Hyun-Ock Im will introduce the program and lead a discussion after the screening.
SCREENING at Anthology Film Archives
Directions: Anthology is at 32 Second Ave. at 2nd St.
Subway: F or V to 2nd Ave; 6 to Bleecker.
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