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Peppermint Candy (Pakha satang) (2000)

Directed by Chang-dong Lee. Presented in flashbacks, tells the story of Yeong-ho who was ruined by bad stock deals, terrorized by loan sharks and dumped by his adulterous wife. He is a typical victim of the Asian financial meltdown. Yeong-ho pays his dying ex-girlfriend a visit at the hospital and, though she is unconscious, leaves her the same peppermint candy that she used to send him. 127 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database
Reviews and articles:
Alejandro Perez Eyzell, Jose. "Peppermint Candy: redefining Korean masculinity." The Film Journal, Issue 2 July 2002 

Brooke, Michael. "Peppermint Candy." Sight & Sound, May2010, Vol. 20 Issue 5, p96-97, 2p Full-text of this article / review is available: UCB users only

Choe, Steve. "Catastrophe And Finitude in Lee Chang Dong's Peppermint Candy: Temporality, Narrative, and Korean History." Post Script, Summer2008, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p132-144, 13p Full-text of this article / review is available: UCB users only

Chung, Hye Seung; Diffrient, David Scott. "Forgetting to Remember, Remembering to Forget: The Politics of Memory and Modernity in the Fractured Films of Lee Chang-dong and Hong Sang-soo." In: Seoul searching : culture and identity in contemporary Korean cinema / Frances Gateward, editor. Albany : State University of New York Press, c2007. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.K6 S45 2007)

Kim, Soyoung. "Do Not Include Me in Your "Us": Peppermint Candy and the Politics of Difference." Korea Journal, Spring2006, Vol. 46 Issue 1, p60-83, 24p

Kim, Soyoung. "Gendered trauma in Korean cinema: Peppermint Candy and My Own Breathing." New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film, 2011, Vol. 8 Issue 3, p179-187, 9p Full-text of this article / review is available: UCB users only

McGowan, Todd. "Affirmation of the Lost Object: Peppermint Candy and the End of Progress." Symploke-: A Journal for the Intermingling of Literary, Cultural and Theoretical Scholarship, vol. 15, no. 1-2, pp. 170-189, 2007 Full-text of this article / review is available: UCB users only

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