Peppermint Candy

Synopsis: Yong Ho, a problematic guy, is walking alone at the riverside. He suddenly bumped with his friend's reunion. He join them and after that go to the railway to commit suicide.Then, the train reverse back to show why he become like that from the beginning. Covers five phase of his life.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Chang-dong Lee
Production: Asian Crush
  10 wins & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
129 min

Sol Kyung-Gu

Moon So-Ri

Kim Yeo-Jin

Written and Directed by

Lee Chang-Dong

Out door Excursion

Out door Excursion

Spring 1999

Hey, you!

Aren't you Youngho?

It's really been a long time.

- Pleased to meet you, Youngho.

- Me, too.

What have you been doing?

It's really him!

- Welcome to hometown.

- You still remember me.

- Of course we remember you.

- It's really been a long time.

You remember this girl?

Chong Oksun, who always

fell asleep during class.

- How are you doing?

- This is Kim Mihwa with the frog lips.

- It's Lee Mihwa.

- Lee Mihwa.

Dr. Pimple, Shin Jongja.

Now, the wife of the chief of

a bus company.


Nice to meet you again.

Let's have a seat and drink.

- Hey.

- Sit down. Have a drink.

We really wanted to contact you,

but we couldn't.

It's all right.

I'm the one who should

be sorry for not calling you.

This guy's the head

of our friendship association now.

- Bongwoo club.

- Right, Bongwoo club.

I am really sorry

for not contacting you.

I said I am all right.

I've really tried to reach you,

you've been always on my mind.

But no one knows

your whereabouts.

I'm sorry.

It's more difficult than I thought

to gather friends after 20 years past.

Yeah, right

Just if I knew where you...

I said I am OK, I mean it.

Don't worry about me, any more.

We need to break the ice, here.

May I sing a song?

Of course,

you can. Go ahead.

Na na na na

Na na na Na na na

Na na na na

Na na na Na na na

What should I do,

you left so suddenly,

What should I do,

I can't live without you.

What should I do,

you left me behind,

That won't do, really.

Please don't go.

Did you have a secret

that no one knew?

You were the one so tender...

Now we bring

the next singer here.

Mrs. Jung, Madam!

Madam! Please!

Nil li li ya Nil li li

Nil li li Mambo

Nil li li ya Nil li li

Nil li li Mambo

My beautiful lover

never comes,

without a gale and I hate that.

I wish I knew

where my lover is,

to send him an umbrella.

Nil li li ya Nil li li

Nil li li Mambo

Do you remember

where that guy used to work?

He'd worked for Tae-hwa Elec.,

before joining the army.

It's passed 20 years since then.

Oh, my face turns red badly!

You've got autumn leaves

in this spring day.

- Looks wonderful.

- Looks wonderful.

Look at that! Shouldn't

we try to get him down?

Leave him alone.

He should stop in time.

- You're right.

- It's dangerous.

Let him down.

- Come down!

- Come down, have a drink!

Come down, I say!

- Do something!

- A train's coming! Hurry down!

- Hey! Hurry down! Danger!

- Don't care about him any more.

- Hey! Hurry down!

- It's a train! Hurry down.

- Kim Youngho!

- He won't hear us.

- Come down, you bastard!

- Hurry down, please.

Don't worry. Ten to one

who went to Han river

with suicidal intent didn't die.

Kim Youngho!

Kim Youngho, come down!

That man is too much!

- Hey! Hurry down, you bastard!

- I gave up.

You win. Do as you like,

you crazy fool!

Let's dance.

Let's liven up!

Hey! Come down!

What is the matter?

Come down and have a talk.

Kim Youngho.

Kim Youngho!

I am going back!

The Camera

The Camera

Three Days Ago, Spring 1999

It's a group formed

when we worked in factory.

Aha, that's the association

named Bongwoo club, Right?

Right, so we decide to reunite

for the first time

in about 20 years

- To go on a picnic.

- Did you say a picnic?

Yes. That's why I am calling

to you, to announce this event.

Then, you chose the right place

to give notice to your members.

Thank you.

I hope all of your members

listen to this program

and join the picnic.

- Are you ready?

- Yes.

OK. Start.

The members of Bongwoo club

who lived in Garibongdong

20 years ago,

are to meet together this time,

to go on a picnic to the place

Where we first had an excursion.

So, Bongwoo club members

listening to this program, please...

- Are you from Seoul?

- Yes.

I'm here to sell you the goods.

- Money first please.

- Let me see the goods first.

Here it is. Money first.

Give it to me, you bastard!

Not expensive for a thousand won.

It costs a fifteen hundred

at that rest area down below,

but the scenery's better here.

You're right.

The scenery is to die for,

and this coffee is really delicious.

Wait a sec...

Oh no, something's wrong!


I forgot to bring money with me

except credit cards.

- What should I do?

- Look again, carefully.

I forgot to draw some money

from the bank.

I am so sorry.

You won't believe me

to pay back next time, will you?

Here, let me return this to you.

It's already become useless.

- Go ahead, have the rest.

- Thank you.

I promise you

to pay for it next time.

Look and smile.

Say Kim-chi.

- Excuse me.

- One, two, three!

- Good afternoon, sir.

- Hi.

Uh... Kim!

What are you doing?

Are you the owner of this car?


You're not allowed to park here.

Your driver's license, please.

- Show me your driver's license.

- This isn't my car.

You said it was your car.

This isn't a stolen car, is it?

- Take out your identification card!

- What for?

Your identification card,

right this moment!

Stop! Stop there!

- Who is it?

- It's me.

Why are you here?


She's asleep.

I asked why you came

without any reason.

Poppy. I wanted to see Poppy.


That's enough, now.

Poppy! Go! Get back in!

Why? Why?

Kim Youngho.

You're Kim Youngho, right?

Move there.

I'll try it.

Why are you carrying

so many keys like these?

Now, you can get in.

Come on in!

Have a seat. Apologies for

such shabby hospitality.

It was a difficultjob

tracking you down.

It's leaking in a new place.

Last night, the rain fell on

my forehead, as I lay in bed.

You, sit down! F***er!

This isn't a game, sit!

Isn't the way I live pathetic?

Wonder why I live this way?

Although I don't know

who sent you,

I want to talk with you.

It's a good mood, isn't it?

Want a drink?

But there's no booze here.

With the last bit of

my money, I bought this.

To kill just one guy with.

I don't want to die alone.

I need one bastard to come with me.

Just one bastard among

all that ruined my life.

But then...

Who should I kill?

It gives me hard time, you know

Pick just one is hard thing to do.

The f***ing stock broker

who made me go clean broke?

The vampire like loan shark that

charged the ridiculous interest?


How about the business partner

who run away with my money?

Or should I take my ex-wife

and my kid

to die with me?

There're so many f***ers

in my life that it's hard to

pick just one.


I don't know why you're here.

This isn't just your day.


Want to watch? Or leave now?

You know Yun Sunnim, don't you?



I was sent by her.

Who is Yun Sunnim?

Don't you remember?

You two...

liked each other before.

Oh! Yun Sunnim.

But why is she looking for me?

Who are you?

I'm her husband.

She wants to...

...see you.

You're joking, right?

Why does she want to see me?

Will you do me a favor?

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