Dok Jinnung Nurguni (1969)

Run Time - 105 min.  |   Countries - South Korea  |  
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A venerable jar maker takes in a girl to save her from the elements in this emotional drama. The young woman is nearly frozen when he rescues her, and the grateful girl agrees to marry the old man. After she bears a child, her former lover comes looking for her. Despite her loyalty to her husband, she cannot forget the younger man and finally gives in to her yearning for him and leaves her family. The distraught husband eventually feigns death before he kills himself, leaving the child with foster parents. The boy goes looking for his birth mother when he is old enough to understand her plight.

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fidelity, generation-gap, marriage, rescue, suicide