London Korean Links

Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

Films from the 70s: Lee Man-hee’s Road to Sampo at the KCC

The 65th Korean Film Night at the KCC is on Thursday, 10th March 2011 at 7:00pm – a classic film from the 70s.

A Road to SampoTitle: A Road To Sampo (1975)
Director: Lee Man-hee
Genre: Drama
Certification: 15 (South Korea)
Running Time: 101mins
Date & Time: THURS 10th Mar 2011,7:00pm
Venue: Multi-Purpose Hall, KCCUK
Admission Free, Booking required
[email protected] / 0207 004 2600

Adapted from Hwang Seok-young’s novel, A Road to Sampo is the final and posthumous work of director Lee Man-hee. Young construction worker Young-dal (Baek Il-seop) meets a middle-aged man named Jeong (Kim Jin-kyu), who is on his way back to his hometown after serving time in prison and wandering from one construction site to another. It has been ten years since Jeong has seen his hometown of Sampo. Young-dal and Jeong meet Baek-hwa (Moon Suk), a runaway bar hostess, at a restaurant in town and the three of them begin their journey together. Young-dal and Baek-hwa, who argued constantly at first, soon become attached to each other, and the group travels to the train station, each reminiscing about his or her past as they go. At the train station, from which the train to Sampo departs, Young-dal and Baek-hwa part ways. Arriving in Sampo, Jeong is shocked to see how his hometown has changed.

Source: Korean Film Archive

(automatically generated) Read LKL’s review of this event here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.