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3.2
20 Ratings

Old Partner

Wonangsori

Directed by Lee Chung-Ryoul
South Korea, 2008
Documentary

Synopsis

An elderly farmer lives out his final days with his wife and a loyal ox in the Korean countryside.

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Old Partner Directed by Lee Chung-Ryoul

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  • the_mentaculus's rating of the film Old Partner

    The film should be about a slowly-dying way of Korean rural life with heightened sensitivity and empathy. But in practice, it's a living question on whether or not a film itself should interfere in a situation of such extreme sadness and despair. It's its own fault: it sometimes appears to manufacture its own drama. I can only imagine what symbolic gravity Herzog would have found through this dying Ox.