The Old Garden

The Old Garden

The Old Garden is a 2006 South Korean film, based on the best-selling novel of the same name by the author Hwang Sok-yong. It was written and directed by Im Sang-soo and starred Ji Jin-hee, Yum Jung-ah, and Youn Yuh-jung.


Hyun-woo (Ji Jin-hee) is released from prison after spending 17 years behind bars. During his college days he was involved in the student-led anti-government protests that swept across Korea in the early 1980s. Now that he is finally free, Hyun-woo travels back to the town where he spent a few precious months immediately prior to his arrest.

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    director Im Sang-soo
    editor Lee Eun-soo
    genre political romance
    keywords capture hide ji jin-hee rural area want yum jung-ah
    musicBy Kim Hong-jib
    producer Kim Jeong-ho Park Jong
    productionCompany MBC C&I
    publisher Cineclick Asia
    recordedAt South Korea
    theme south korean