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Burying Old Alive


Directed by Kim Ki-young
South Korea, 1963


Prior to the adoption of Confucianism, it was the tradition to abandon one’s parents on a mountainside if they were over 70 years of age. A nobleman defies this tradition when he refuses to leave his mother to starve to death.

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Burying Old Alive Directed by Kim Ki-young

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