Imjaeobtneun naleutbae

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Imjaeobtneun naleutbae
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Na Woon-gyu in Imjaeobtneun naleutbae (1932)
Hangul
Revised Romanization Imjaeopneun narutbae
McCune–Reischauer Imja ŏmnŭn narutpae
Directed by Lee Kyu-hwan
Produced by Kang Jeong-won
Written by Lee Kyu-hwan
Starring Na Woon-gyu
Moon Yae-bong
Kim Yeon-sil
Lim Woon-hak
Cinematography Lee Myeong-woo
Edited by Lee Kyu-hwan
Distributed by Yoo Shin Kinema Company
Release date
  • 14 September 1932 (1932-09-14)
Country Korea
Language Silent film
Korean intertitles
Budget 1,200 won

Imjaeopneun nareutbae (임자없는 나룻배) ("The Ownerless Ferry Boat") is a 1932 Korean film starring Na Woon-gyu. It premiered at Dan Sung Sa theater in downtown Seoul. This was director Lee Gyu-hwan's first film. This film is significant as the last pre-liberation film that was able to present an openly nationalistic message, because of increasing governmental censorship at this time.[1]

Plot[edit]

The plot concerns Soo-sam, a farmer who goes to Seoul and works as a rickshaw man. He is jailed for stealing money to pay for his wife's hospital bills. Upon release from jail, he learns that his wife has had an affair. Disgusted, Soo-sam returns to his village with his daughter and becomes a ferry boat operator. When a bridge is constructed 10 years later, he loses his job. After the bridge engineer tries to rape his daughter, Soo-sam dies when he is hit by a train while trying to destroy the bridge. After their house burns, killing his daughter, Soo-sam's ferry boat remains as the "Ownerless Ferryboat" referred to in the title. The original final scene had Soo-sam taking an axe to the bridge. This was cut by governmental censors because, as Lee says, "to axe the bridge was to describe the anger of the Korean people against the Japanese occupation." [2]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Min Eungjun; Joo Jinsook; Kwak HanJu (2003). Korean Film : History, Resistance, and Democratic Imagination. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger Publishers. ISBN 0-275-95811-6. , p.11
  2. ^ * Lee, Young-il (1988). The History of Korean Cinema. Motion Picture Promotion Corporation. ISBN 89-88095-12-X. 

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References[edit]

  • Lee, Young-il (1988). The History of Korean Cinema. Motion Picture Promotion Corporation. ISBN 89-88095-12-X. 
  • Min Eungjun; Joo Jinsook; Kwak HanJu (2003). Korean Film : History, Resistance, and Democratic Imagination. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger Publishers. ISBN 0-275-95811-6. 

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