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Spring in My Hometown

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Director  Kwangmo Lee
Music director  Il Won
Country  South Korea
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Genre  Drama, War
Screenplay  Kwangmo Lee
Writer  Kwangmo Lee
Language  Korean
Spring in My Hometown movie poster
Release date  November 21, 1998 (1998-11-21)
Initial release  November 21, 1998 (South Korea)
Cast  Ahn Sung-Ki (Sungmin's father), Jungwoo Kim (Changhee), Ji-hye Oh (Teacher), Lee In (Sung-min)
Similar movies  Korean War movies, Movies about South Korea

After seeing his mother with an American soldier, a young boy becomes a suspect for arson and disappears.

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Spring in My Hometown (Hangul: ; RR: Areumdaoon shijeol) is an award-winning 1998 South Korean film.

A story about two village boys, Sungmin and Changhee, in the summer of 1952, during the Korean War.


A story about two village boys, Sungmin and Changhee, in the summer of 1952, during the Korean War.


  • Ahn Sung-ki ... Sungmins father
  • Bae Yoo-jung ... Changhees mother
  • Cho Jae-hyun
  • Kim Jungwoo ... Changhee
  • Lee In ... Sungmin
  • Myeong Gye-nam
  • Myeong Sun-mi
  • Oh Ji-hye ... Teacher
  • Song Ok-sook ... Sungmins mother
  • Yu Hye-jeong
  • Yu Oh-seong ... Sungmins uncle
  • Wins

  • Entrevues Film Festival (1998)
  • Grand Prix Foreign Film (Lee Kwangmo)
  • Hawaii International Film Festival (1998)
  • Best Feature Film (Lee Kwangmo)
  • Pusan International Film Festival (1998)
  • FIPRESCI Prize - Special Mention (Lee Kwangmo) "For the directors mature approach to the consequences of recent Korean history on common peoples lives."
  • Thessaloniki Film Festival (1998)
  • Special Artistic Achievement (Lee Kwangmo)
  • Tokyo International Film Festival (1998)
  • Gold Award (Lee Kwangmo)
  • Fribourg International Film Festival (1999)
  • Don Quixote Award (Lee Kwangmo)
  • Grand Bell Awards (1999)
  • Best Film
  • Kerala International Film Festival (1999)
  • Special Jury Prize (Lee Kwangmo)
  • Nominations

  • Stockholm Film Festival (1998)
  • Bronze Horse (Lee Kwangmo)
  • Thessaloniki Film Festival (1998)
  • Golden Alexander (Lee Kwangmo)
  • Bibliography

  • Areumdawoon sheejul (1998) at the Internet Movie Database
  • Kim, Kyung-hyun (2004). "3. Is This How the War is Remembered?: Violent Sex and the Korean War in Silver Stallion, Spring in My Hometown, and The Taebaek Mountains". The Remasculinization of Korean Cinema. Durham and London: Duke University Press. pp. 87–93. ISBN 0-8223-3267-1. 
  • Paquet, Darcy. "Spring In My Hometown". Retrieved 2008-01-10. 
  • "Spring in my Hometown(Aleummda-un sijeol)(1998)". KMDb Korean Movie Database. Retrieved 2008-01-10. 
  • "???? ?? Spring in My Hometown, 1998". Retrieved 2008-01-10. 
  • "Hope, Despair, and Memory of the Koreans War: Spring in My Hometown," Minjung Kim and Trenia Walker, Education About Asia 7.1 Spring 2002 (Free access after registration)

  • Spring in My Hometown movie scenes  nation at the 1998 Montreal World Film Festival August 27 September 7 One of the nine Korean films featured was Lee Kwangmo s Spring in my Hometown


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