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Tuesday, April 17, 2007

How long is the road directors walk before reaching their goal? For Bae Chang Ho, that road has been full of up and downs. Dominating the box office and receiving wild praise for most of the early and mid 80s with masterpieces like Whale Hunting and Deep Blue Night, the director turned a little more introspective and focused on humanism as time went by. After starring in Lee Myung Se's stunning Gagman in 1988, Bae slowly turned away from the trends of an ever changing industry to focus more on personal stories. After the flop of 2001's Last Witness, an awkward mix of 90s aesthetics with 80s storytelling, Bae took his time to reflect on what went wrong, and The Road is the fruit of that time spent thinking about life and its many crossroads. Read More...

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