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On the Occasion of Remembering the Turning Gate
On the Occasion of Remembering the Turning Gate Poster.jpg
Theatrical poster
Revised Romanization Saenghwalui balgyeon
McCune–Reischauer Saenghwal ŭi palgyŏn
Directed by Hong Sang-soo
Written by Hong Sang-soo
Starring Kim Sang-kyung
Chu Sang-mi
Ye Ji-won
Release dates
  • March 22, 2002 (2002-03-22)
Running time
115 minutes
Country South Korea
Language Korean
Box office $883,312[1]

On the Occasion of Remembering the Turning Gate is the fourth film by critically acclaimed South Korean director Hong Sang-soo.[citation needed]


In the dreary and rigid city of Seoul, there lives a guy in the dumps. His name is Gyung-soo and he's an actor who's fairly well-known on stage. He trusted a director he knew well and acted in his movie, but it flopped. He persistently insisted on receiving his actor's fee, but all he got was a mere grand's worth. He also misses out on his chance to act in the next role he promised to do. The future looks cloudy for him.

Gyung-soo goes down to Choonchun City to meet an old friend who's a writer. They go out to the town and Gyung-soo's friend introduces him to a pretty and well-curved dancer named Myung-sook. After having a drink with Gyung-soo and his friend, she suddenly hits on Gyung-soo and on the spur of the moment they hit it off and go to a motel. But no one knew that Gyung-soo's writer friend liked Myung-soo even though he never revealed his true feelings for her. Gyung-soo's relationship with his friend turns sour as Myung-sook becomes obsessively infatuated with Gyung-soo.

Gyung-soo tries to put his bad memories of Choonchun behind him and gets on a train headed for Gyungjoo City. Sitting next to him on the train is a woman named Sun-young who entices him after recognizing his face. After she gets off the train, he chases after Sun-young and stops her, but she gives him mixed signals. Gyung-soo follows Sun-young to her house and on the next day he brews up enough courage to knock on her door. This time Gyung-soo becomes infatuated with love.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Box office by Country: Find a Life Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2012-06-04

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Tue, 08 May 2012 14:11:29 -0700

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Fri, 07 Oct 2011 00:52:30 -0700

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