Art Museum by the Zoo

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Art Museum by the Zoo
Art Museum by the Zoo film poster.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed byLee Jeong-hyang
Produced byLee Choon-yeon
Written byLee Jeong-hyang
StarringShim Eun-ha
Lee Sung-jae
Music byKim Yang-hui
CinematographyJo Yong-gyu
Edited byKim Sang-bum
Distributed byCinema Service
Release date
  • December 19, 1998 (1998-12-19)
Running time
108 minutes
CountrySouth Korea
LanguageKorean

Art Museum by the Zoo (Korean미술관 옆 동물원; RRMisulgwan yup dongmulwon) is a 1998 South Korean film written and directed by Lee Jeong-hyang.

Plot[edit]

On leave from the military, Cheol-soo arrives at his girlfriend's apartment only to find it occupied by another woman, Choon-hee. After a few days he finds out that his girlfriend is now engaged to someone else, and having nowhere else to go he ends up staying with Choon-hee. At first the two struggle to get along, but before long Chul-soo discovers that she is writing a screenplay to enter into a competition, and they end up working on a story together based on their own experiences of love, titling it "Art Museum by the Zoo."

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

Art Museum by the Zoo was released in South Korea on December 19, 1998, drawing a then-impressive 412,472 viewers in Seoul alone, making it the fifth best-selling Korean film of 1998.[1][2]

In 1999, Shim Eun-ha won Best Actress at the Grand Bell Awards, and Lee Sung-jae swept Best New Actor awards at the Baeksang Arts Awards, the Chunsa Film Art Awards, the Grand Bell Awards and the Blue Dragon Film Awards.

Director Lee Jeong-hyang was praised for her sophisticated and detailed direction, and the film is now considered a classic of 1990s Korean cinema.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Best Selling Films of 1998". Koreanfilm.org. Retrieved 11 December 2008.
  2. ^ Russell, Mark (6 January 2002). "Zoo a screenplay within a screenplay". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 9 July 2013.
  3. ^ Sung, So-young (7 October 2011). "In new film, director puts spotlight back on women". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 9 July 2013.

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