The Day a Pig Fell into the Well
|The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well|
|Hangul||돼지가 우물에 빠진 날|
|Revised Romanization||Daijiga umule pajinnal|
|McCune–Reischauer||Twaeji ka umul e ppajin nal|
|Directed by||Hong Sang-soo|
|Written by||Kyo Hyo-seo|
|Music by||Ok Kil-sung|
|Edited by||Park Gok-ji|
The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well (돼지가 우물에 빠진 날, Dwaejiga umul-e ppajin nal) is a 1996 Korean drama film and the directorial debut of Hong Sang-soo. It stars Bang Eun-hee, Jo Eun-sook, Park Jin-song, Lee Eung-kyung and Kim Eui-sung. It was also the feature film debut of Song Kang-ho. The title derives from a 1954 book by John Cheever.
Tong-u, a plain married man in his thirties, visits Chŏnju (4 hour bus ride from Seoul) on a business trip. After endless incidents of waiting, his purpose continually frustrated, he has to spend the night in this strange place and has a disengaging encounter with a prostitute which however leaves him with 'consequences' due to a ruptured condom.
- The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well at the Korean Movie Database
- The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well at the Internet Movie Database
- Korean films of 1996 at koreanfilm.org
- Cine21 profile
- Kim, Kyung-hyun (2004). "7. New Korean Cinema Auteurs: Too Early/Too Late: Temporality and Repetition in Hong Sang-su's Films: The Day a Pig Fell into the Well". The Remasculinization of Korean Cinema. Durham and London: Duke University Press. pp. 223–230. ISBN 0-8223-3267-1.
- Gateward, Frances K. (2007). Seoul searching: culture and identity in contemporary Korean cinema. New York: State University of New York Press. pp. xi, 314. ISBN 978-0-7914-7226-2. see p. 133
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