(Korean Movies) Ode to My Father, 2014

Ode to My Father, 2014

Ode to My Father, 2014
Audience over 12 years old
running time
126 minutes
cumulative audience
14263980 people
2nd Korean Film Writers Association Award 2015


Deok-soo (Hwang Jung-min) is a family of five who fled to Busan after the Korean War in 1950. Deok-soo, who had to replace his father after the war, works at the imported general store 'Flower Boon' in the Busan International Market run by his aunt. make a living for the family. At that time, when everyone was having a hard time, Deok-soo, who went to Germany as a miner to earn money for his brother's college entrance fee, met his first love and lifelong companion, Young-ja (Kim Yun-jin) there. He quit his long-standing dream of becoming a 'captain' to protect the 'Flower Flower' shop, which has become the home of his family, and once again moves to Vietnam, where the war is in full swing, and works as a technical worker…

Back then, when I was strong enough for my family,
The greatest story of the most ordinary father begins!

[What is the international market? ]

It is a traditional market located in Sinchang-dong, Jung-gu, Busan.
After liberation in 1945, merchants who made a living by selling wartime supplies
A market was formed by taking the current international market place as a marketplace.
After the Korean War in 1950, refugees began to do business and lively,
All goods smuggled into Busan Port are supplied to the whole country through this place.
The international market once enjoyed its heyday, to the extent that the phrase 'all but people are foreign' became popular.

[ Hot Issue ]

“<Kukje Market> is a place where you have lived your life for the sake of your family.
A film for the fathers of our time.”
<Haeundae> Director Yoon Je-gyun, which mobilized 11.45 million spectators,
A work presented as a comeback after 5 years!

Director Yoon Je-gyun, who mobilized 11.45 million viewers with <Haeundae>, the first human disaster film in Korea, and brought laughter to the entire nation, is returning to <International Market> after 5 years. Director Yoon Je-gyun, who has shown his unrivaled presence as a humanist who delivers laughter and emotion to the audience, has chosen <International Market> as his comeback work, which tells the story of our father, who lived strong only for his family. Director Yoon Je-gyun said about <International Market>, "It's a story that I decided to do someday from the beginning of the movie. In those days of poverty and hardship, I always felt sorry for my father, who lived his life for the sake of his family, not you. It is a film made to convey gratitude to our grandfathers, grandmothers, fathers, and mothers generation.” “I want the audience to see <International Market> and understand the sincerity of why they made this film. It started as a personal story, but it is also the story of all of us from the point of view of parents and children.”

<Kukje Market> is a work that depicts the story of our father, who lived strong only for his family in those difficult times, smiling 'it's okay' and wiping tears 'it's lucky'. Director Yoon Je-gyun revealed why he chose 'International Market' as the film's title as well as the main setting. He said, "I was thinking about a space suitable for tribute to my parents' generation, and I came to the background of the Busan International Market, which is the home of refugees in the past and a place where ordinary people live together with each other to this day, and also a place where simple dreams and hopes of everyday life grow. “I wanted to tell the greatest story through the life of my most ordinary father, so I added that I drew it in the background of a 'market' that is slowly changing with a slow pace in the present age, which is rapidly developing with dazzling development.

On the other hand, director Yoon Je-gyun said, “I hope that it will be an opportunity to re-illuminate our lives today through the story of our parents’ generation who have lived fiercely in this era.” Through the life of the main character 'Deok-soo', he vividly depicts the turbulent times they have lived in. The production team of <International Market> tried to capture it as close to reality as possible through research and review of various interview materials and historical documentaries in order to reproduce the epic drama that penetrates the major events recorded in modern history. For this purpose, filming took place in three countries, including Busan and Seoul, as well as Thailand and the Czech Republic, and a total of four VFX teams including Korea and Japan, including a special makeup team in Sweden, were put in. New attempts were made in terms of technology. .

The strongest acting ability that crosses all genres!
Hwang Jung-min, the icon of authenticity, returns as the 'national father'!

The true value of Hwang Jung-min, who has shown sincere acting in each work, will be displayed without regret through <International Market>. From the role of 'Seok-jung', a pure man who shows off her pure love for only one woman in <You Are My Destiny>, to the role of 'Jeong-cheong', the second-in-command of the organization that combines deep loyalty and cool charisma in <New World> Hwang Jung-min, an actor who captivated the audience and the actor, who has established himself as a 'trusted and seen actor', transformed himself into the father of our time through <International Market>.

Hwang Jung-min, who shared the reason for choosing the work, said, “There have been very few stories that have penetrated my father alone, but I was really happy that a movie like <International Market> came out.” It is a character that represents everyone who lives in the name of father.” Hwang Jung-min, who depicts the life of a father in this era who has lived through the times from the 1950s to the present, is a dramatic work in one work, from the image of a vigorous young man to the image of a head of the household responsible for the family and the appearance of an old man who has passed through the world's storms. The character's transformation was perfectly portrayed. After digesting the life story of a man who lived through the turbulent modern history from his 20s to his 70s, he said, “It is the first time I have played a person’s life through a work. I was confident because I had already experienced it from my 20s to my 40s, but acting in my 70s, which I haven't experienced yet, was a new challenge. From observing the behavior and tone of the elderly to expressing external changes, it took a lot of thought and research, but above all, I focused on expressing the inner side of 'Deoksoo', which has changed over the years.” > He talked about his feelings.

Director Yoon Je-gyun, who said that he worked with Hwang Jung-min in mind for the role of 'Deok-soo' from the screenplay stage, said, "I thought that only Hwang Jung-min could express the sincerity of a father living in this era. At the filming site, we got along so well that we could tell what each other wanted just by looking at their eyes.” The deep emotion conveyed by the national father 'Deoksoo', which is not an exaggeration to say that he is a character for Hwang Jung-min, an icon of authenticity, can be seen in <International Market>.

Kim Yun-jin, Oh Dal-su, Jung Jin-young, Jang Young-nam, Ra Mi-ran, Kim Seul-gi, etc.
The strongest ensemble of Korea's representative actors and screen anticipation!

<International Market> presents a fantastic ensemble of actors with solid acting skills and personality, from representative Korean actors such as Hwang Jung-min, Kim Yun-jin, Oh Dal-su, Jung Jin-young, Jang Young-nam, Ra Mi-ran, and Kim Seul-gi, to screen promising actors. Director Yoon Je-gyun said, "I thought that the sincerity of an actor was more important than acting in the movie <International Market>. I wanted the character to show sincerity in portraying a family who lived through the times, from 'Deoksoo' to his father and mother, wife and friends. From the time I wrote the screenplay, I started working with the actors who had been my top priority, such as Hwang Jung-min, Kim Yun-jin, Oh Dal-su, Jung Jin-young, Jang Young-nam, Ra Mi-ran, and Kim Seul-gi, so it seems like the 'flowers' family is well formed." They also expressed high satisfaction and affection for them.
Regarding the reason for casting Korea's representative actress Kim Yun-jin, who has captivated not only Korea but also Hollywood, as 'Young-ja', who has been someone's daughter, wife, daughter-in-law, and mother all her life, director Yoon Je-kyun said, "Through <Harmony>, director Yoon Je-gyun said, "I am an actor and producer. I first met Yoon-Jin Kim as a character, and I thought her appealing acting was necessary for <International Market>, and Kim Yoon-Jin perfectly suited the role of ‘Young-Ja’.” Kim Yun-jin also said, "The script was perfect to the extent that I thought that a different level of family movie would be born. I tried to put sincerity in every episode of 'Youngja' and 'Deoksoo' together," he said, expressing his confidence in the <International Market>. Oh Dal-soo, who has shown a shining presence as the face of 10 million Korean films such as <The Thieves>, <The Gift of Room 7> and <The Attorney>, is a fantastic combination as 'Dal-gu', an indispensable friend in Deok-soo's life < Responsible for the pleasant laughter of the international market>. Director Yoon Je-gyun said, "As the name of 'Dal-gu' suggests, it is a character created with Oh Dal-su in mind. I was grateful that Oh Dal-su decided to appear as soon as he read the script.” Meanwhile, Jinyoung Jung will join as the father of 'Deoksoo', who holds an important key in the movie, and will show off his heavy charisma. Jang Young-nam, portrayed as the mother of Deok-soo, who has lost her husband and daughter in the war and lives strong for the remaining children, portrays a strong and profound maternal love. In addition to this, Ra Mi-ran, the owner of 'You're a Flower' who warmly welcomed Deok-soo's family, who fled to Busan, as 'Deok-su's aunt,' Kim Seul-gi, the youngest sister of 'Deok-su', the youngest sister of 'Deok-su'. Popular actors who are active in movies and dramas as well as entertainment programs will show off their strongest breath, giving the audience not only pleasant laughter, but also passionate sympathy and deep emotion.

Cinematographer Choi Young-hwan for <The Thieves>, Artistic Director Ryu Seong-hee for <Monster>,
<Contemplation> Music Director Lee Byung-woo,
<Myeongryang> Costume Director Kwon Kwon & Im Seung-hee,
Taejeong Han VFX Supervisor
Chongchul-dong, a specialist representing the Korean film industry!

<Haeundae> Director Yoon Je-gyun's first film <International Market>, which is presented for the first time in 5 years, includes not only the perfect combination of casting, but also photography, art, CG, costumes, and music. raised even more. Director Yoon Je-gyun said, “It is composed of the best staff in Korea in name and reality. It was a meaningful experience where I was able to learn and work without missing the tension throughout the filming because it was a site where the masters gathered.”

First, cinematographer Choi Young-hwan, a veteran of Chungmuro who boasts a splendid career such as <The Thieves> and <Berlin>, said, “The script itself was very powerful. ” he said. Art director Ryu Seong-hee of <Monster> said, "As <International Market> is a work that depicts the lives of people who have lived through the modern history of Korea," he said, "I paid a lot of attention to portray people's lives in a sympathetic way while faithfully reflecting the historical and historical evidence. ” he said. In addition, Lee Byung-woo, the representative film music director of Korea who won the Korea Film Critics Association Award Music Award for <Contemplation>, and music director Lee Byung-woo, who worked with director Yoon Je-gyun for the third time through <International Market> following <Miracle on 1st Street> and <Haeundae>, said, “ I tried to be faithful to the basic story of <International Market>. You will be able to feel the comprehensive gift set of movie music in harmony with the music and the story.”

Costume directors Kwon Kwon & Im Seung-hee, who participated in <Myeongryang>, which mobilized 17.6 million viewers and rewritten Korean film history, said, “It reflects the flow of time with thorough examination of the times, as well as the character’s personality and life just through the costumes. It was revealed,” he said, reflecting the current situation from 1950 to the present. Tae-Jeong Han, VFX Supervisor, who led the alliance of four VFX teams for the first time in Korea, said, “I worked with director Je-gyun Yoon, who always emphasized 'don't jump, not exaggerate, and naturally' in mind. In order to bring reality to life, we actively utilized photographic data verification and expert interviews, while at the same time adjusting the ratio of set and CG.” In this way, <International Market> is planned to provide a richer spectacle to the audience by focusing on vividly reproducing the epic drama that penetrates the modern history of Korea from the 1950s to the present.

[ Production Note ]

From Busan International Market, the home of refugees
Germany's Hamborn mine, to Vietnam at the height of the war
Locations in 3 countries connecting Korea – Czech Republic – Thailand!

From the international market, the home of the Deoksoo family, who fled to Busan during the Korean War in 1950, the Hamborn mine in Germany where they went to a miner after overcoming fierce competition of 100:1 in 1963, and the marriage fund for their youngest brother 'Kimsoon' in 1974. For this purpose, we conducted locations in three countries: South Korea, the Czech Republic, and Thailand, from Vietnam to Vietnam, where there was a war between dispatch as a technical worker. The historical space and the flow of the times that change along the life of Deok-soo, who has lived through the modern history of Korea, are captured in the film. From the 1950s to the 1980s, and to the present, the history of the Busan International Market as well as the history of the changes in the Busan International Market are preserved in the Coal Mine Museum in Ostrava, Czech Republic, depicting the hard labor of miners at that time, and the war is in full swing. In order to reproduce the situation in Vietnam at the time, filming was conducted in Thailand. Director of Photography Choi Young-hwan said, “I wanted to give a different feeling to each country when filming overseas, so I switched cameras with different textures and colors to shoot,” raising expectations for the visual beauty of each country.

In order to capture the current state of the international market where Deok-soo's family lives, location filming was conducted at the Busan International Market, and a large-scale set was built in Gijang-gun, Busan to reproduce the appearance of the international market from 1950 to 1980. He created a place for living. Art director Ryu Seong-hee revealed, “I put the most effort into the badge open set to reflect the unique characteristics of the Busan International Market, where the items for sale change gradually as life becomes more leisurely, starting from a market made by refugees.” It made people expect the appearance of the international market that has been revived. On the other hand, I visited the Czech Republic to capture the arduous daily life of 'Deoksu' and 'Dalgu' during the miners' days in Hamborn, Germany. “Because it was difficult to implement a huge mine in Korea, it was filmed at the Ostrava Coal Mine Museum in Czech Republic. The tip of my nose became cold when I saw the elevator going down to the basement to a great depth, as well as the poor environment that made my nose go black even if I went in for just one hour.” On the other hand, I tried to vividly express the wartime situation in Vietnam where 'Deoksoo' and 'Dalgu' were dispatched as technical workers. After searching for a place to portray the jungle where 'Deoksoo' and 'Dalgu' hide themselves from flying bullets in the movie, Samut Songkhram Banana Farm in Thailand was chosen as the filming location. In reality, there are subtle differences between Thailand and Vietnam, so actual props were airlifted from Vietnam to complete the scene according to the situation and space.

The three-country location campaign, filmed by the best staff in Chungmuro and local staff, includes exotic scenery captured in the Czech Republic and Thailand and vividly reproduced historical moments, as well as the familiar Kukje Market, Yongdusan Park, and Taejongdae, Busan. It is expected to draw the attention of the audience by providing a wealth of sights and high-quality reality that encompasses iconic landmarks.

The first attempt in Korean film history!
Bringing the flow of half a century into your face!

The movie <International Market>, which depicts the life of ‘Deok-soo’, the father of our era, who has lived through the times from 1950 to the present, tells the story of an actor from his 20s to his 70s, including Hwang Jung-min, Kim Yun-jin, Oh Dal-su, and Jang Young-nam. I chose a way to digest it. This is the first attempt in Korean film history to capture the flow of half a century on the faces of actors, such as restoring the appearance of an elderly person created with special makeup and a youthful appearance with age reduction CG.

Director Yoon Je-gyun hired a special makeup team from Sweden for <007 Skyfall>, which has the best technology in makeup for seniors around the world. Unlike the existing method of making one thin pattern and attaching it to the face for makeup for the elderly, 7 thin patterns are cut out to create the texture of the elderly person's face, allowing the movement of muscles and expressions to be realized more naturally, resulting in more diverse facial expressions. Hwang Jung-min, who played the real 'Deok-soo', did not feel awkward while walking around the street to eat while wearing special makeup. The actors who wore special make-up took about 4 hours per person, so it took a lot of time to prepare for their senior filming, so it took a total of 16 hours or more. Love Larson, who was in charge of special makeup for <International Market>, said, “We focused on making use of all the details, from skin tones to creating skeletal structures. Director Yoon Je-gyun wanted to be expressed as naturally as possible, so he consulted Korean movies and dramas and collected photos of real Koreans to familiarize himself with their appearance, skin tone, and makeup methods in advance.”

Tae-Jeong Han, VFX Supervisor, who oversaw the visual effects of <International Market>, said, “Since the emotional performances of Jung-Min Hwang, Yun-Jin Kim, and Dal-Soo Oh are so good, even when acting as an elderly person, even the movements of the actors’ fine muscles that are expressed outside of their makeup should be visible. I had a difficult homework to do. After playing emotionally to my heart’s content, I added sophisticated CG to post-production to create the best possible result.” Photon, a CG company specializing in age reduction in Japan, participated and revived the youth of the 20s of the actors with an average age of 40, and added CG to the makeup of the 70s to make it more natural. The aging reduction CG used in <International Market> goes beyond the stage of simply removing wrinkles on the face, and in order to express the characteristics of each age group, the facial features of Asians, including eye color, neck, skeleton, and hair thickness, are further detailed. The focus was on expression.

Vivid reproduction of 'then then'!
A realistic visual that captures the changing history of Korea!

“Making a large-scale open set in Gijang, Busan!
We wanted to capture not only the times but also our daily lives.”
#1_ <Monster> Art Director Ryu Seong-hee

It was difficult in the early stages to portray the international market, a market with a specificity formed by the gathering of refugees. In <Kukje Market>, while the surrounding shops changed according to the flow of time, 'Deoksoo' was very impressed with the way he kept 'Flowers'. I tried to reflect the times as I went. As for spatial characteristics, in the 1950s, the house of a young 'Deoksoo' in Heungnam, Hamgyeongnam-do was set as a thatched house to give a feeling of a hometown where 'Deoksoo' can be remembered continuously and even the audience can remember. Immediately after the evacuation, the Busan Yongdusan shantytown also wanted to show the times in which parents and grandparents lived, as well as the images that descendants should remember. In order to reproduce the corner of the international market, an open set was prepared in Gijang, Busan to capture the life of the people of that era. In addition, the art and props team worked hard for the longest time to produce the KBS main building in Yeouido, where the reunion of separated families was held in 1983. Because I wanted the story of each separated family to be seen in <International Market>, I made several ceilings of the poster to find separated families. The stories of people's lives are hidden in the poster, there is a sense of anger, and even humor and satire can be glimpsed.

“You can see the era by looking at the clothes!
We prepared nearly 10,000 costumes, 2,000 pieces each for each period.”
#2_<Gwanghae, the Man Who Became King> Costume Director Kwon Kwon & Im Seung-hee

Since it is a work that contains stories that penetrate the modern history of Korea, from the Korean War, to the miners, to the Vietnam War, and to separated families, it was difficult to prepare costumes for each period and character. The times change for each sequence, so it felt like I was shooting a different movie each time. It had to be made faithful to the historical evidence of the times, and nearly 10,000 costumes were prepared for each period, 2000, 60, 70, 80, Korea as of 2014, and Germany and Vietnam in the 1960s. If there is a characteristic of each character's costume, 'Deok-soo' is not stylish because he has to raise the family as the head of the family. On the other hand, 'Dal-gu', the son of a wealthy theater owner, admires James Dean and shows unusual fashion. On the other hand, 'Youngja', who went to Germany with a nurse's license, thought that he was a learned person, so he matched a French coat to reflect the image of a new woman at the time. I wanted to express a plump young lady with a different feeling from 'Youngja', who is not comfortable. I searched for clothes made at that time to reflect the times, and I also made costumes that appeared in newspaper articles and documentaries.

“Perfectly planned a free visual that is no different from the actual shooting!
Reality was saved based on historical evidence.”
#3_<Myeongryang> Taejeong Han, VFX Supervisor

Since each historical event in <International Market> is big enough to be used as the subject of a movie, all of those stories have to appear in one work, so I thought that CG needs several experts, both in terms of manpower and skills. In terms of character, the various age groups of a person from 20s to 70s have to be expressed through CG, as well as big events that show the modern history of Korea. took charge and expressed it. In particular, the Heungnam evacuation, the excavated miner, and the separated family are very unusual historical scenes, so after much consideration to portray those parts, a 20-minute pre-visual was produced in the pre-production stage to ensure unity of the finished version in advance. perfectly planned with In scenes that require historical verification, we basically referenced a lot of photographic materials. In particular, even the detailed props of the import shop 'Flower Flower' in the international market, the home of the 'Deoksoo' family, were made to maximize reality through coordination between reality and CG. Well, I tried

[ Special Story ]

Take a look at the <International Market> in advance!
A behind-the-scenes story from director Yoon Je-gyun!

Q> Why 'International Market'?
-> I wanted to one day express my gratitude and gratitude to the generations of our fathers, mothers, grandfathers, and grandmothers who gave everything for their families and children in those difficult, poor and difficult times. It is also a work that I thought I should do someday from the beginning of the movie. The reason why I chose 'International Market' was because 'International Market' was the place where refugees lived in the past and where the daily lives of ordinary people live and breathe.

Q> Work to vividly reproduce the drama that goes through the times
-> I thought to make it with the heart, not the head. It is the first movie in Korea that penetrates modern history, and I really wanted to put a lot of effort into it and I really wanted to make it well. I referenced a lot of documentary programs dealing with modern history, such as the Annals of KBS, and also reviewed interviews with actual refugees from Heungnam. Since it is a work of reproducing historical events, the most important factor was how accurately and delicately it was expressed.

Q> A movie with the cast No. 1 actors
-> I've been making movies for 10 years, but this is the first time I've cast like this. The character 'Deoksoo' was written with Hwang Jung-min in mind. The actors in <International Market> thought that the sincerity of an actor was more important than acting. I could not think of any actor other than Hwang Jung-min who could most sincerely express the father of our time. As you can see from the name, 'Dalgu' also had a character that reminded me of Oh Dal-soo, but as soon as I read the script, he willingly decided to appear unconditionally. As a director, I was really happy to be able to do the best casting.

Q> Actors who have acted throughout their lives from their 20s to their 70s, and CG
-> The part I had the most trouble with when writing the script was the part of acting in each age group. Concerned that the authenticity that penetrates the film from start to finish would be compromised, an actor wanted to portray all ages from his 20s to his 70s. When I was in my 20s, I worked on aging reduction with the help of the Japanese CG team. This is the first attempt in Korea, and in particular, you can really look forward to Oh Dal-soo's transformation in his 20s. On the other hand, the senior makeup in collaboration with the Swedish special makeup team that worked on <007 Skyfall> took more than 4 hours at a time, causing pain to the actors, but the deep acting of the actors added to the result that everyone was satisfied with. This was completed.

Q> Works where you can meet real historical events and historical figures
-> Through <International Market>, you can meet real historical events that penetrate the modern history of Korea, such as the evacuation of Heungnam, the miners who broke up, and the reunion of separated families. There are many films dealing with the modern history of each country, such as <Forrest Gump> in the United States, <The Sunset on Always 3rd Avenue> in Japan, and <Life> in China. am. In addition, symbolic historical figures in economic, social, and cultural aspects were selected and arranged to fit the time period.

From the 1950 withdrawal from Heungnam in the Korean War
Until the reunion of separated families in 1983
Korea's modern history through the <international market>!

#1_ Farewell at Heungnam Pier where the wind blows in a blizzard / Heungnam Evacuation
The Hungnam Evacuation was a large-scale sea evacuation through Hungnam Port in 1950 when US troops operating during the Korean War moved about 100,000 refugees to the south for a week. burned the It was also recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records, and it is known as the greatest and most humanitarian event in the history of world warfare. <Kukje Market> captures the tense situation at the time of the evacuation from Heungnam, when it was crowded with refugees who flocked to the port to board the Meredith Victory, the last remaining merchant ship. In addition, the appearance of the family of Deok-soo (Hwang Jung-min), who broke up with his father and sister in the process of boarding the ship, conveys the pity of those who have suffered a heartbreaking parting due to war.

#2_The place where the youngest brother carried his zeal for learning / Temporary tent school
During the Korean War in 1950, there were many temporary tent classrooms in Busan that taught children who had fled from all over the country. A glimpse into those days when he burned his passion for education in a harsh environment through 'Deok-soo', who took a class with his younger sister 'Kim-soon' (Kim Seul-gi) on his back instead of his mother, who went to work in a tent classroom with a blackboard hung on a military tent. can

#3_All but people are foreign! A street/ international market where refugees live
After liberation, the international market, which was formed as merchants who made a living by selling wartime materials, turned the current international market into a marketplace, and enjoyed a period of heyday to the extent that the phrase 'all but foreign-made' became popular. The movie <International Market>, which is set in the international market as the main background, is set in the Busan International Market, where the lives of refugees from the past and the daily life of ordinary people to this day, after the Korean War in 1950. vividly relive the era of

#4_No matter what happens, wherever you go, once a day, the whole country is temporarily suspended / Courtesy of the People
“In front of the proud Taegeukgi, I promise to devote my body and soul to the infinite glory of my country and nation.” The national anthem was broadcast before the sun went down. When the national anthem was sung, Korean citizens had to put their hands on their chests and salute until the end of the national ritual, no matter what, anytime, anywhere.

#5_People who have traveled to foreign countries for their families/ Miners and nurses
In the 1960s, during difficult times due to Korea's severe unemployment and foreign currency shortages, many young people left for work in West Germany, where high incomes were guaranteed to take care of their families. At that time, the competition ratio was over 100:1 and they went to the miners. The workers dispatched to West Germany were largely divided into miners and nurses. He took on the hard work of the hospital to the extent that his job was to clean the body. In <International Market>, you can look back on the lives of fathers and mothers who worked hard in West Germany for their families, leaving behind their dreams through 'Deoksoo' and 'Youngja' (Kim Yunjin).

#6_A moment of miracle that cannot be seen without tears/ Family reunion
In June 1983, with the background music of Patty Kim's 'Who Doesn't Know This Person', a broadcast of finding separated families started. A tearful effort to find lost blood and blood continued in response to the deterioration of many separated families living in the north and south after losing family and friends during the Korean War. 'Deok-soo' from <International Market> also appeared on the search for separated families and went to find his father and sister, 'Mak-soon', who were separated 30 years ago when they moved out of Heungnam.

'Stay strong, Geumsoon-ah', 'The Man in the Yellow Shirt', 'Lorelai'
From 'With You' to 'Who Doesn't Know This Person'
At that time, the music fever of memories!

#1_Be strong, Geumsoon-ah
The song 'Be strong, Geumsoonah', a song about the sorrows and sorrows of ordinary people living a difficult life due to the Korean War, was sung by a sage in 1953 by adding a song to the lyrics about Geumsooni, who broke up during the withdrawal from Heungnam. Lyrics such as 'Heungnam Pier', 'Youngdo Bridge', and 'International Market' appear in the song, and it contains the story of how refugees set up a foothold in the Busan International Market to make a living after the Korean War.

#2_The man in the yellow shirt
Released in 1961, Han Myung-sook's 'The Man in the Yellow Shirt' enjoyed a sensational popularity at the time for its bright emotion, concrete expression of love, and light rhythm, enough to be called a national song. In <Kukje Market>, at the wedding reception of 'Deok-soo' (Hwang Jeong-min) and 'Young-ja' (Kim Yun-jin), at the wedding reception of 'Young-ja' until 'Young-ja' sings, the pranks of their friends reluctantly 'The yellow shirt' The image of 'Youngja' singing 'The Man' makes people laugh.

'Lorelai' is a German 19th century folk song about the legend of the Rhine that sailors sailing on the Rhine are intoxicated by the beautiful singing of a fairy and are swept away while looking at them. In <International Market>, 'Young-ja', who went to a foreign country as a nurse practitioner, sang 'Lorelai' alone at the riverside to relieve loneliness and hardship.

With #4_
"With You", a national favorite song that dominated the 1970s, was released in 1972 by Namjin, who enlisted in the Marine Corps Blue Dragon Unit in 1968 and overcame death while participating in the Vietnam War, after being discharged from the military. In <International Market>, 'Deoksoo' and 'Youngja' were wrestling with Namjin and Na Hoonah over which one was more popular, so the two were representative icons of Korean pop music in the 70s.

#5_Who doesn't know this person
'Who Doesn't Know This Person', a song about the pain of parting during the Korean War, touched the hearts of the people as the theme song of a live broadcast of finding separated families in June 1983. . When the whole country was in a sea of tears due to the story of separated families reuniting through broadcasting, the lyrics expressing the sadness of losing a family brought tears to many people's eyes. In <International Market>, ‘Deok-soo’, who went on a broadcast to find separated families and desperately searched for his father and sister, who broke up when he evacuated the Heungnam pier, blended with the lyrics of ‘Who Doesn’t Know This Person?

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