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This extremely melodramatic story was perhaps the most popular locally made film ever to be shown in South Korea. It concerns the career of a pansori storyteller, and how he managed to pass on his vanishing lineage to an adopted daughter. Pansori is a semi-improvised storytelling form resembling "the talking blues" of America, in that it is sung, chanted, and spoken at various times, with an accompaniment drummed out by the singer/storyteller or (more usually) his partner. These very lengthy...more


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