Peppermint Candy

박하사탕

Peppermint Candy 1
Film info

Director: Lee Chang-dong
Cast: Sol Kyung-gu
Cert 18, 129 mins, 1999

Lee reflects on South Korea's turbulent political history, through the eyes of man who has just committed suicide and a reversed narrative that allows the viewer to determine what drove the man to take his own life. Crowned by a pitch perfect performance from star Sol Kyung-gu, Lee's third film is recognised as a masterpiece by critics and academics alike, and is a landmark film in contemporary Korean cinema.