The Korean Wedding Chest (Die koreanische Hochzeitstruhe) (2009)
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The traditions of the Korean marriage ceremony and the realities of the 21st century wedding industry find an uneasy common ground in this documentary by filmmaker Ulrike Ottinger. In Korea, there are a number of strict traditions observed in the run-up to a traditional wedding, including a "Wedding Chest" that is prepared by the groom, packed with a variety of very specific gifts for the family, and carried to the home of the bride's parent on his back. There are also meetings between the
Oct 1, 2009 Wide
It is a rare chance to see the stunning, quiet work of Ottinger, whose films tell us only what we need to know. Nothing more, nothing less.
Tenderly observed personal documentary on Korean wedding customs.
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