The Taebaek Mountains (1994)

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The Taebaek Mountains 1994 / 태백산맥 1994 / Taebaek Sanmaek ,

The story tries to describe and reveal a few generations-lasting conflicts between the haves (proprietors) and have-nots (peasants), which develop into right wings and left wings, respectively. While revealing why and how the conflicts come about, the story depicts every corner of real-life—romantic, shamanic, and Confucian aspects of the contemporaries. It provides further insight into the politically controversial ideological issue on which the viewpoint is virtually hardened among those over 40 in South Korea. This ideological issue survives even in the digital age to have a substantial effect on presidential elections.