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The Gingko Bed (1996)

Eunhaengnamoo chimdae (original title)
Su-Hyun, a 30-year-old art lecturer and his girlfriend, Sun-Young have lived a peaceful life until he comes across an antique wooden bed made from gingko tree and gets pursued by the ghost ... See full summary »

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Je-kyu Kang (as Je-gyu Kang)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Suk-kyu Han ... Sue-hyun
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hee-kyung Jin
Sun-kyung Kim
Beom-su Lee Beom-su Lee
Hye-jin Shim
Hyeon-jun Shin
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Su-Hyun, a 30-year-old art lecturer and his girlfriend, Sun-Young have lived a peaceful life until he comes across an antique wooden bed made from gingko tree and gets pursued by the ghost of General Hwang. Resurrected General Hwang roves modern Seoul ripping the hearts out of people to maintain human form. Su-Hyun does not know why General Hwang seeks to kill him but soon finds out that in their previous lives they were enemies. More than a thousand years ago, court musician Su-Hyun fell in love with princess Midan, who was General Hwang's fiancé. Princess and the court musician's elopement ends in tragedy when Hwang abducts Midan and kills Su-Hyun. On this mournful scene arise a pair of gingko trees housing the souls of Midan and Su-Hyun. General Hwang destroys one of the trees and the other tree embodying Midan's soul gets crafted into a bed. Confined in the bed for a thousand years, Midan longs to meet her beloved court musician, reincarnated as Su-Hyun. Discovering the ... Written by Anonymous

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

17 February 1996 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Gingko Bed See more »

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1.85 : 1
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loved it
27 October 2005 | by thefrenchguy666See all my reviews

Eunhaengnamoo Chimdae or "Gingko Bed" is a beautiful and moving film. When i first saw it, i didn't expect it to be so good. It has a great concept about the endless power of love. And how no one can stop love, no matter how powerful they are. But what made this movie so moving was the score. The lovers theme just made the movie that extra bit beautiful. It brings a tear to your eye. The direction was good, and you really care about the characters. Which i think is a key element to any good film. Hyeon-jun Shin's performance was great, every film i've seen him in, he's been great. He also stars in Bichunmoo or "Flying Warriors" which is a must see. I really love this movie. If you haven't seen it i strongly suggest u do.


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