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171 Ratings

Strokes of Fire


Directed by Im Kwon-taek
South Korea, 2002
Biography, Drama


In a time of political and social unrest in 19th century Korea, uncouth, self-taught painter Jang Seung-up explores his natural talent amidst the repressive world around him.

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Strokes of Fire Directed by Im Kwon-taek

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

2002 | Winner: Best Director

Toronto International Film Festival


New York Film Festival


C├ęsar Awards

2003 | Nominee: Best Foreign Film

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