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The Representation of the Modern Era in Korean Movies after late 1990s

Hogeol Lee 1

1부산외국어대학교

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ABSTRACT

The aim of this essay is to research and criticize the representation of the modern era in Korean movies after late 1990s. I focus on popular vision of history which is articulated in the movies of that period. I take the Neo-liberalist context of Korea into special consideration in that work. In 1990s, just a few movies represent with strict historical view. In 2000s, many movies dealt with the past times. The feature of them was deconstruction of old political attitude, which was anti-communism of cold war, nationalism of colony and radicalism of people. They are all pluralistic and can be said post modern. In 2010s, the restoration of anti-communism, nationalism, and radicalism happened. It seems to be a reaction to the old modern. But actually it’s rather a deadlock of Neo-liberalism and post-modernism of Korean society after late 1990s.

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