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Nim-a, geu-gang-eul geon-neo-ji ma-o is a movie starring Byeong-man Jo and Gye-yeol Kang. A couple who have lived together for 76 years faces the last moment of their marriage.

Other Titles
My Love, Don't Cross That River, Nie opuszczaj mnie, あなた、その川を渡らないで
Running Time
1 hours 26 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary, Romance, Drama
Director
Mo-young Jin
Writer
Mo-young Jin
Actors
Gye-yeol Kang, Byeong-man Jo
Country
South Korea
Year
2014
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

A couple who have lived together for 76 years faces the last moment of their marriage.

Comments about documentary «Nim-a, geu-gang-eul geon-neo-ji ma-o» (28)

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Debra

I had heard about this film and the footage that was available, but I have not watched it. I bought a VHS copy from a used video store, and when I saw the low rating from the IMDB, I decided to give it a chance. And now I have. The film is a black and white film from 1979, so there are no highlights, no sound, and you can't really tell what is going on. It doesn't help that the viewer has to view it through a rotoscoped filter, which isn't so bad but still gets annoying after a while. You have to think carefully, though, and keep track of what is going on, because you will have to get the film off your brain for a while. At least, I think that was what the film was about, but it turned out I didn't really care. But if you do have to think, then the documentary is a must-see. It is really insightful, but not in a fun way. It is more of a quiet documentary, and you have to pay attention to the dialogue and what is going on, and if you want to be "in the know", then you better read the book. Otherwise, this film may be a little too quiet for you.

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Wayne

As a boy, I looked up to Jo Ko in the Star-Sports news as an inspiration, and as I watched the SBS2 documentary I could only say: "Jo, you really are something special!" (I was only a few years older then). Watching this special has been a long time coming. He is a symbol for Korea at this time in history: the "great" and the "bright". In the documentary he talks about the lack of creativity and imagination in the government, as well as the concept of "the Korean Way", which is very similar to the "American Way". He points out the obsession for "the National Way" and "the Korean Way", and notes that the leaders in Korea have turned all of their respect to the "Americans" or "Americans first". He says that the Korean Way does not come from the general population, but rather from the "President" and the "Prime Minister", as well as the "government-funded" TV programs. He says that "the most important thing in a democracy is the public's trust". He quotes President Park Geun-hye's comments about the inability of the government to "carry out the national strategy of reunification", and she says "this isn't the style of the future". Jo says that one of the chief reasons why Korea has such a strong and successful economy is because "people are free to be spontaneous, and there is no need to focus on the formula of national development". He says the Korean Way is also important in China and Japan, but more importantly in South Korea. I'd just like to say: I think that this documentary is very timely and gives an extremely balanced view about the history of the Korean Way.

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Daniel Ford

Wench is an ordinary man who married to an actress in order to fulfill his dream of becoming an actor. When he finds out that his wife is pregnant he decides to put his all in acting and gets some experience on the way. What happens next is a strange, very good drama. I will not go into details. You must see it yourself, though. And if you do you may agree with me.

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Rebecca Payne

First let me say, the title "Happiness is a State of Mind" is one that, from the very beginning, had a profound impact on me. (If you are a believer in this theory of happiness, you probably agree with me) It is a fascinating story about the main character Jung Jae-won, and the film "Happiness is a State of Mind" is about the things that he experienced in his short life, all to the point of discovering happiness. The most important thing to understand about this story is that everything is connected. From the mother to the father to the teenage girls to the old couple to the teacher to the beggar. Through all the connections, one sees the negative aspects of the society and the way they live their life. And by doing so, the protagonist becomes a lot wiser about the way he lives. The film is very original and well done, but it is hard to watch all the way through. It is a very difficult movie to watch because it is very sad and it is slow-paced, so you can easily get bored. The actors in this film did an excellent job, and I can say that the actors in this film gave their best performances to date. They give you a lot of information about the struggles that this young man had to go through in his life. This is one of those films that is very well done and it is definitely a film that I will watch again and again.

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Anna

I don't really feel I'm getting the full essence of 'The Most Beautiful Girl in the World' from this film. At the end of the day, I want to see an explanation of why she is such a beacon of beauty in the first place. Of course, I don't want to see a simple Hollywood message and action piece about the beauty and the influence it has on us. That is why I feel I'm not getting the full effect from this film, though it has it's positive aspects. It is quite strange that the boy who presents the messages on this film has his face covered in a hat and sunglasses for most of the film, which I found quite interesting and surprising. Of course, the boy's voice does change and his expressions change, but for me, it was weird. I liked the idea of this film, though it can also be a bit lacking and not so good. I also don't really see what the point of the dance scene is, other than that it could have been quite memorable and interesting if done differently, and again, I don't feel like I'm getting the full essence from this film. This film had quite an interesting concept, but it could have been better. I don't recommend it to all movie lovers, but for those looking for a simple, intelligent film, I would recommend it.

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Aaron Turner

On a previous review, I noted that it was difficult to take the story seriously because there was no plot. However, in the interest of my new "On the Coast" project, I decided to take it a step further and decided to make an attempt to follow the story and provide a plot to justify it. While I agree that the plot did not amount to much, I found the story quite interesting. I was impressed with the fact that they took the time to tell the story of these poor people and their stories. They really gave the story a lot of thought and thoughtfulness. Unfortunately, when you take a story like this seriously, you need to make a plot to make the story bearable to watch. However, this was not a story where the plot was easy to understand or digest. I don't know if it was because of the director, the audience, or everyone, but the way that the story was told made me uncomfortable. It made me feel that the director wasn't trying to make a film for the sake of making a film or making a film for the sake of making a film. The film was simply not for me. I thought that the movie was meant to be a family film, but it was about as emotional and powerful as a Hollywood movie could get. I was also surprised by the honesty of the children, especially the mother. I have seen films that attempted to get me to have empathy for the characters, and the stories that were told were impressive. However, I would not recommend this film to anyone. I found it to be more of a glorified documentary than a story. While the director may have attempted to create a film, it was not the film I would have expected.

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Howard O.

This is a film about a man who was convicted of murder, but had the charges dismissed. This film does a good job of portraying the justice system in Korea. It also goes into what are considered as aggravating factors for a murder charge. I personally have a couple of issues with the film. I would have loved to have seen more of the aftermath of the death. I would also have liked to have seen the corrections officer who took the case in. As an aside, if you're interested in the justice system, I recommend you check out Nihon manhakaku no hemitai no hon, which is the documentary that won the best documentary Oscar in 2006. It is also a great film about the criminal justice system.

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Timothy

Korean war was said to be the worst war since the First World War and this movie shows the Korea war on a completely different scale. I don't think this movie is so bad as most of the Korean people think it is. In general the movie is very good but not as great as war is in most of the other movies. This is a good movie and is better than many war movies and also better than most Korean war movies. In this movie it is explained in very well and the movie shows everything as it is happening. This movie is about a man who had to go through hell for the country and then came back to show the other side. It also shows how much of the Korean people suffered in the war and how the Americans helped. It is very interesting and exciting. In general this movie is very good but not as good as other Korean war movies. This is also a good movie and I suggest everyone to watch this movie.

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Margaret

The movie mainly consists of Kim Sook and her family talking about their culture and the influence their mother, who has no English, had. Although it is very well done, the film is very slow and the audience is not particularly immersed in the discussion. The filming was done well, but the editing and pacing could have been improved. The movie is certainly a very good representation of Korean family life and I think it is very important for North American audiences to see the how their culture has influenced their family life. It should be mandatory viewing for any film student to learn about Korean culture, and I'm glad this movie was made.

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Carl S.

Yes, it's very nice to watch. But it's absolutely terrible to say that after seeing it I left the theater on a negative note. The whole film is a meaningless cliched story about a man with leukemia who hires an intern (Korean actress, then) to help him. The film's very real and interesting. But all these interesting things, including the story's important matter, are dropped in the name of "entertainment." The idea of telling the story through the intern's point of view is a very promising one. But, what the film does this, is to tell the intern's point of view. The director literally took a half-decent film and made it into a two-hour-long b-grade commercial. I don't mind a film telling a story in a more interesting way, but this was just too bad. I just can't understand why this film got a general international audience with such an obvious mistake. It was a big mistake because it seems like this film couldn't accept a mere documentary or a newspaper clipping, no matter how good it was. A big mistake because the content of the film was also a bit weak. But what's worse is that this film is completely lacking in content. All the characters are so, so stereotypical, that it doesn't really bother me to say so. In fact, I can't stand the fact that this film tries to pass itself as something like a big film. I'm also afraid of the fact that this film was made by a foreigner who's so, so, so badly trained to tell a story that was made on a bare minimum budget. This film is very obvious that it was made on a very low budget, and that's the reason why the story is so uninteresting and what the director has chosen to give to the film is so, so uninteresting. So, to summarize, the film is not bad at all, but the story's "important" matter is very disappointing.

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Danielle P.

There's one particular scene where one man describes how he had given a gift to an elderly woman, on her 100th birthday. At the time, the man himself had not done any good deeds, but now he was at peace and had learned from others. We see all this as though we were watching a documentary, but in reality we see only part of the film, since the part that would be cut out was really a great deal of his life. We also learn that he had started making money but was not very happy with it. We also learn that he had become a sort of prophet, since he could foresee what would happen with his future life, or that he had appeared in the future as the leader of a student club and had won a prize in that category, all this was a bit like the scene in Alice in Wonderland. So what we've seen is the way he could foresee what would happen in his life in the future, but that might have been predicted by someone else, as well. Anyway, the point is that this man had this gift, which I think was very important to show, and that it could be taken away by someone else. Also, I liked the story of the woman's daughter. This film was interesting, and the visuals were very beautiful. I've seen this film a number of times, and I still enjoy watching it.

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Dorothy L.

This movie is a very well done movie. The story is great and the acting is superb. The acting of the main characters is very well done. The plot is great, the characters are great, the music is great, and the cinematography is very good. The movie is a must see for anyone who is into Korea and the Korean culture.

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Nicole P.

The Seoul International Film Festival plays the South Korean version of "Citizenfour" by Kim Ki-duk, this time in a documentary format. This documentary follows the struggle of Edward Snowden to obtain a visa to leave the United States, a story that is told in three stories. The first story is the story of a university professor, Yoo Byung-hun, who was rejected for a visa to leave the United States. The second story is about a transgendered woman, Do Won-sik, who was rejected from her dream job in Germany, only to return to Seoul to resume the job. The third story is about the doctor in the United States, John Kiriakou, who was forced to flee the country after being informed that he had published an article exposing the US Government's involvement in torture. In each story the ending is bleak, but the film is interesting, and the characters are human, unlike the many fictional depictions of the subject. Snowden is interviewed, and a few songs are sung, but the director is somewhat lazy about this, choosing to put in some of the interviews without any reaction. Edward Snowden has a brief scene with his brother, but he doesn't know why his brother told the story. The only time I felt sympathetic to him was when he was able to get the job to leave the country. Overall I felt the film was very strong, and the documentary aspect is good enough to have a 10/10, but I think it could have been more in depth. They could have shown the stories that were told to Snowden, and then followed the interviews with him, perhaps. Overall I feel this film is good, but not as good as the documentary aspect. This movie is not a must-see, but it is good, not great.

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Helen Marshall

The main idea is that if you watch an eye, you can see an eye. If you watch a hair, you can see a hair. And if you watch a tongue, you can see a tongue. So why do we see a dog? Dogs are objects that are associated with dogs, and there is no other animal like a dog in the world. This is not a bad or a good thing. But why do we see a dog? The main point is that dogs are objects. Animals are only objects. Dogs are objects of a certain word (dog), of an emotion (anger) or of a certain way of thinking (cuteness). The dogs' actions are limited only by what they are, and are not limited by what we can see them do (I won't give examples). The first time I saw a dog was in an animated film, the subject of which was a animal that moved by mouth, and only spoke using its tongue. The mouth was a combination of parts of the body and the tongue. That was an animation in which the dog spoke as a human, and it was so slow that you had to see the animation just to understand the thing that was being spoken. But the animation showed a dog's actions in their whole extent, and it was a very slow animation. The main problem was that the animation was very boring, not very exciting. The next time I saw a dog, it was a dog that got fed, and he did not talk, he did not eat, he just had his food in front of him, and the only thing that kept him was that his food made his mouth move. The animation did not provide any other kind of information. When I watch a dog, I see him, I see his actions, I see what he does, I see what I can see. This does not provide any information about the dog. It is not about the dog, it is about the acting that the dog does, about the feelings and the behaviour. So, I think that the animation is a poor use of the time I have given to it. If I had watched the animation of a dog that didn't talk, it would have been a much better movie than the one I watched. But I saw the animation of a dog that talked, and it was very interesting, a very interesting movie. I could see and learn from it, and I learned from it. I saw it again a few days ago, and I noticed that the animation was more interesting than the movie itself. If I could only see one animation movie, I would choose this one.

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Joyce

Before I went to see this film, I knew nothing about the topic, so when I saw that it was being shown at the German Language Film Festival, I thought it would be interesting. Now, I think it is a must see. I have never heard of this film and didn't know much about the Korean War. I also don't know much about the Korean War. I read that there were only 546 survivors and that about 2 million people died. How could this happen? I was also surprised that it was shown at all. What was the point? It seemed like all the focus was on the movie. It seems that this film was made to make money, but it is worth watching just for the movie. It is a very interesting look at the Korean War.

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Patrick Wong

A real watch for me, it's a beautiful documentary on Korea's birth of the modern pop music industry, which, with its non-linear approach, creates a harmonious balance of nostalgia and current issue, and its soundtrack is always interesting. It's also full of interesting anecdotes and little details that make the whole experience more entertaining.

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Judy Rose

The advantage of a documentary, is the ability to dissect complex historical events into smaller story-lines. For example, a study of the modern black Panthers movement would not make for a great documentary. The advantage of a long documentary is the ability to walk through the stories of hundreds of historical figures without missing a beat. As such, documentaries such as "The Gathering Storm" have the potential to show the interconnectedness of the human condition.

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Jeremy Harrison

This film is very different from the other ones. I think the producers did not want to make it about the topic. They were probably trying to say that the movie isn't about Korea and the people involved in the movie, but rather about the way in which we deal with each other and with the environment in which we live. By being realistic, they were aiming at the public who wouldn't like that subject. However, I think this film shows that we all deal with each other and the environment as if it's our own personal matter and that we are not always selfish. This is one of the most important things in this world. In the Korean society, it's all about the money and the power. It's because we see ourselves as if it's our own personal matter. Therefore, it's very difficult to see others as we are. This film reminds me a lot of how my mom and I used to deal with each other in our home when we were very young. It's such a beautiful story.

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Steven

This is my first VCD of a Korean film I'm interested in seeing, and I'm happy to report that this film was very good indeed. Many of the director's previous films I've enjoyed, and as a film critic I was interested to see what he would do next, and this film has already been praised by other reviewers as a coming of age film, a slow paced film that is mostly about teenage angst. The film starts with a young boy, Han Jung-hyuk, being approached by his mother who tells him that he has cancer and cannot live anymore. Han is unhappy, and later in the film we learn that his mother has been having an affair with the man who has a ward in a hospital. Han is also unhappy at the attention his mother is receiving from people, and while his mother has been in a coma he gets angry and loses control over his brother and sister. The film then shifts to the next day, and as Han is getting dressed he is going into the hospital, and we see his mother and the doctor talking about his condition, and how he will die. Han looks over the list of what is going to happen, and he is confused, as no one seems to have any idea what is going to happen. When Han wakes up in the hospital he is upset and angry, but then realizes he was talking to his mother, and she is talking to him as well. He is upset with his mother because she is taking care of him, but she is confused by his actions, and this leads to Han realizing that his mother is in fact having an affair with the man that has a ward in the hospital. He is extremely upset with his mother, and begins to become more of an outcast as a result of this, but as he is led back into the hospital he finds that the person who has a ward in the hospital has the same problems with his mother as Han, and while he was also upset he now understands how much of an issue the situation is. It is not long until Han's feelings are at their peak, and after this point it is clear that the film is going to be a slow paced one, but the film does a good job of explaining the film's themes, and one has to think that while the film is a slow one it is still very enjoyable. The film is also very thought provoking, and not just because of the film's themes, but because of how the film is shot. By focusing on the director's feelings of anger and sadness as he watches his brother and sister being bullied by people he cannot control, and the director has also made use of beautiful, vivid, black and white cinematography, which seems to be the only real factor that keeps this film from being just another one of those dull and depressing films. The film has also got some good scenes that keep the film interesting, such as Han's outburst on seeing his mother dying. The film is also very realistic, as we see how people can act in a certain way when they are in a

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Jacob

this was a fabulous film, very well made, and informative for anyone who has a love for all things Korean, and Japanese cinema in general. The problem is that the ultimate points were just obscured in a great deal of the movie's history. The biggest issue is that the Japanese were the first to portray their history accurately and Japan was the first to make an actual anime, also history is a little fuzzy in this movie, they don't even show how Korea came about. Plus, the Korean film culture and Japanese culture don't mesh at all, although I was so relieved to find out the Korean film makers were actually Koreans, they did a wonderful job. Anyway, I would recommend it to anyone who has an interest in the history of Korea and Japan, or just Korean cinema in general.

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James Matthews

The special effects were clearly real, but so what? We were exposed to an epic environment that made the film better. I've seen the pictures and the effects, but the real story took me away.

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Ashley Green

Like many other people, I wanted to see this film because it had the star power of John Cusack and Michael Douglas, but I think it could have been better without them, even if the acting was good. Although it is hard to believe that many of these things could actually happen in a single day, it was a good film to see. I enjoyed seeing the lives of people who struggled with a variety of drug addictions. Although it would be easy to come off like the film is anti-drug, it was actually quite pro-drug. The music was really good, and the ending was uplifting.

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Walter

This is a documentary that attempts to examine the culture surrounding Korean actors and directors and the lengths they will go to in order to make it. The film attempts to go deep into the Korean film industry as a whole and its effect on the Korean people. Although this film is primarily about Korean actors, it's also a very interesting look at the way in which Korean directors interact with the Korean actors and the lengths they will go to in order to ensure a positive portrayal of the Korean people. The film shows the differences between Korean and foreign actors and directors and how much each person expects of their work. There are also two-and-a-half hour long montages where we get to see a variety of Korean films. This footage is not only impressive but also interesting as it seems to be a way for the filmmakers to compare different cultures in the same room. For example, one montage takes place at the University of California, Los Angeles and showcases the work of Hyeon-ah and Ahn-seo. Another montage takes place at the Chinese Theater and showcases the work of Yong-ga and Sun-mi. While the director and the director's assistant do a good job of covering the film in a way that is both insightful and entertaining, I think it could've been more interesting to examine some of the Korean films that are on display. Overall, I think it is a good documentary and it should definitely be watched by anyone who is interested in Korea.

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Julie T.

If you like the cinematography of The Great Gatsby, and if you are a fan of the films of Spike Lee, then this is the movie for you. I went in with a vague sense that it might not live up to my expectations. But, I was surprised to find that it did very well. The cinematography is beautiful, the story is interesting, and the acting is top notch. This film is a great example of how a great director can give life to a story without drowning it in flashy visual effects, and put it on the screen in a way that's truly engaging. This is how one film should be made, and a great example of the master's ability to tell a compelling story, without having to worry about making a movie that'll blow your mind away. I can't wait to see what Spike Lee does next.

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Gerald Ellis

I loved this movie, it was beautifully shot and the story was so touching. I was moved by the message of the film, that there is a lot of pain and suffering in the world, and that there are people who don't want to acknowledge it. It's a great movie, I'm glad I watched it.

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Gerald Wood

I watched this movie on my first day of university, and I was totally mesmerized by the first few minutes. The story of this film is about the relationships between the people of the time, and the atmosphere that was created by the film. This film is about the culture of the time, and the differences between the people. It is also about the difference between what was thought of as "good" and "evil". I think that the film was very well done, and the characters were very interesting. I also liked the way that the director showed the images of the time in a way that was very clear. It is very easy to get lost in this film, and it is very difficult to get a clear understanding of what is going on. The director is very good at this. He is able to show us the things that are important, but not in a way that is confusing. The film also shows us how the people of the time felt about the culture of the time, and how they reacted to the changes in it. I also liked the way that the director shows the images of the time, because I think that they are very important. He also shows us the images of the people, but not in a way that is confusing. Overall, I think that this film is very well done. It is very difficult to understand what is going on, but it is also very important to understand what is going on.

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Ronald

A friend of mine said it best when she said that, "the Korean movie industry is very different from Hollywood. It is not the same as the Hollywood movie industry." I think she was right. Korean movies have a very different style of storytelling and, as a result, are very different from Hollywood movies. This movie is a good example of this. The story was very different from the Hollywood movie and the acting was very different. The plot was different and the style of storytelling was very different. This movie was very different and, while I enjoyed it, I didn't find it to be very entertaining. It was very different and I would have to say that it was one of the most interesting Korean movies I have seen. I would recommend this movie to anyone who likes a movie that is different. I would give it a 8 out of 10.

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Ann A.

This film is an excellent study of the Korean War and the Korean War in general. It is a documentary film and it is very well made. The acting is excellent, the editing is excellent and the film is very well put together. I highly recommend this film to anyone interested in the Korean War.