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  • P-ISSN0023-3900
  • E-ISSN2733-9343

Do Not Include Me in Your “US”: Peppermint Candy and the Politics of Difference

Korea Journal, (P)0023-3900; (E)2733-9343
2006, v.46 no.1, pp.60-83

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(2000January) Bakha satang-eul bogo (Review of Peppermint Candy), Ssine 21 (Cine 21)

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(2001) Modernity in Suspense: The Logic of Fetishism in Korean Cinema,

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&fnote; The website for Peppermint Candy released in 2000 shows Kim Yeong-hos life path from 1979 to 1999 using an episodic structure based on flashbacks and train tracking shots returns to the place where twenty years ago he shared a picnic with his first love and then proceeds to kill himself by standing in front of an oncoming train Along with Kims scream of I want to go back a close-up shot of his face is shown in the form of a freeze frame The film traces Kim Yeong-hos life path by going,

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With regards to the arguments about how the fear of communism was the main impetus for an aggressive economic policy and the emergence of the Cold War while also contributing to the establishment of the United States as a global power The period around 1945 is described as follows on pp 50-51 of the book,

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These nuclear bombs were regarded as the most potent weapon in 1945 American politicians believed that the U had the secrets needed to guarantee its military leadership for several decades a problem soon emerged in relation to Asia With the exception of South Korea the United States did not have any forces stationed in the heart of Asia In a world full of the hatred was universally regarded as the champion of justice and democracy after World War II,

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and economic privileges that the U has been able to gain under the cover of globalization it is astonishing to see such a self-satisfying evaluation as the one found in the above statement,

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The first scene of Peppermint Candy was confusing An outdoor picnic with a group of people in their 40s is shown A man then dresses up and starts making a scene at the picnic The film started with a scene that looked plain enough but in the end this scene left me feeling uneasy,

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