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Film poster
Revised Romanization Gilsoddeum
McCune–Reischauer Kilsottŭm
Directed by Im Kwon-taek
Produced by Park Jong-chan
Written by Song Gil-han
Starring Kim Ji-mee
Shin Seong-il
Music by Kim Jung-gil
Cinematography Jung Il-sung
Edited by Park Soon-duk
Release date
  • 5 April 1986 (1986-04-05)
Running time
105 minutes
Country South Korea
Language Korean

Gilsoddeum is a 1986 South Korean drama film directed by Im Kwon-taek.[1] It was entered into the 36th Berlin International Film Festival.[2]


In 1983 KBS launched a campaign to reunite families torn apart in the Korean War three decades earlier. In an expert dissection of the social and familial rifts in modern Korea, director Im Kwon-taek integrates footage from the campaign into the story of Hwa-yeong, who leaves her middle-class life in Busan to search for the son she lost in Gilsotteum during the war.[3]



  1. ^ Teh, Yvonne (24 October 2013). "Art house: Gilsotteum". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 2014-06-03. 
  2. ^ "Berlinale: 1986 Programme". Retrieved 16 January 2011. 
  3. ^ Gowman, Philip (27 July 2013). "Gilsotteum to screen at the KCC". London Korean Links. Retrieved 3 June 2014. 

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