The Wedding Day / 시집가는 날**** (1956)
Director: Yi Byeong Il (이병일)
Screenwriter: Oh Yeong Jin (오영진)
Main Cast: Jo Mi Ryeong (役 조미령), Kim Seung Ho (役 김승호), Choi Hyeon (役 최현)
Running time: 1:17:24
Ipbun is the servant of Miss Gapbun. They are pretty close but when the times comes for Gapbun to be married with Kim Mi Eon, the heir of a rich family of the capital, her attitudes changes. Her father, Master Maeing, prepares the details for the wedding, when one day, the rumor spreads that the groom is a cripple. Not willing to give away his beautiful daughter to a cripple, Maeing decides to deceive his in-laws. His solution: to marry Ipbun to the cripple, instead of his daughter…
This is a cute story. The kind of story that remains universal and timeless. Anyone can relate to that, each country has similar folk tale. I really appreciated this movie. The pace is slower. As a viewer, we have time to listen and see and fully integrate what is going on. Also the speech, is much slower and clearer than in contemporary Korean movies which is good for a Korean learner, although some expressions are obsolete.