|Salangeul chajaseo (In Search of Love)|
Na Woon-gyu in Salangeul chajaseo (In Search of Love) (1929)
|Revised Romanization||Sarangeul chajaseo|
|McCune–Reischauer||Sarang ŭl ch‘ajasŏ|
|Directed by||Na Woon-gyu|
|Produced by||Na Woon-gyu|
|Written by||Na Woon-gyu|
|Edited by||Na Woon-gyu|
|Distributed by||Na Woon-gyu Productions|
|Running time||(1,512 ft)|
Salangeul chajaseo (사랑을 찾아서) (In Search of Love, or Looking For Love) is a 1929 Korean film written, directed, produced, edited by and starring Na Woon-gyu (1902-1937). The film premiered at the Choseon Theater in April, 1929. More than one thousand extras from Na's hometown Hoeryong were employed in the filming of Salangeul chajaseo, making the film into a symbolic epic national exodus as a protest against the Japanese occupation of Korea. Originally entitled Crossing the Duman River (두만강을 건너서), the film was banned and censored by the Japanese occupying authorities after its first showing. Popular demand caused it to be re-released, though in a heavily edited form, and renamed In Search of Love. As with the vast majority of Korean films of this era, Salangeul chajaseo is a lost film.
The plot concerns three characters who have lost hope in continuing their lives in Korea—Kokosu (Lee Geum-ryong), an old man who has lost his farmland; Dong-min (Na Woon-gyu); and Jong-hui (Jeong Ok), who had been betrayed by her boyfriend. Kokosu had been a bugler in the Korean military during the last days of the Joseon Dynasty. Seeking a better life in Manchuria, the three are attacked by bandits and the Japanese while attempting to cross the ice-covered Duman River which borders Korea and Manchuria. With his last breath, Kokosu blows the army bugle he had carried with him all his life. Dong-min takes the bugle and continues playing it.
- Kim, Kab-ui (2001). Chunsa Na Un-gyu chonjip: ku saengae wa yesul (춘사나운규전집: 그생애와예술). Seoul: Chimmundang. ISBN 89-303-0877-5. 
- Lee Young-il, Richard Lynn Greever, tr. (1988). The History of Korean Cinema. Motion Picture Promotion Corporation, Seoul. ISBN 89-88095-12-X.
- Looking for Love - Going across River Doomankang(Salang-eul chaj-aseo) at The Korean Film Archive (KOFA)
- Images from Salangeul chajaseo at The Korean Film Archive (KOFA)
- In Search of Love at the Internet Movie Database
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