Across all his films, modern master Lee Chang-dong has had a strong penchant for writing amazing stories around characters that are socially marginalised or misunderstood.


Hieu Chau looks at why these types of characters have compelled Lee time and time again.


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Words, Narration & Editing: Hieu Chau


Films Used:

  • Green Fish (1995)
  • Peppermint Candy (1999)
  • Oasis (2002)
  • Secret Sunshine (2007)
  • Poetry (2010)
  • Burning (2018)


Music Used:

  • Main Titles I – Jaejin Lee (Peppermint Candy OST)
  • Tomppabeats – Don’t Leave Me This Way


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