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What are the most interesting documentaries about South Korea?

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Dave - Binge.co Contributor

When anybody ever hears South Korea, they immediately go into song and dance of their favorite K-Pop group. They are bombarded with images of their beloved K-Pop Idol and squeal in excitement. For others, they rave about their favorite K-Drama and how they relate to the protagonist's struggles with life and love. There's no denying that South Korean is home to some of the best forms of entertainment and is brimming with culture, both traditional and modern. South Korea's culture was developed from traditional Korean cultures. Since the division of Korea in 1948, South Korea went on its own path of cultural development away from North Korea. The industrialization, urbanization, and westernization of South Korea have been rapid and steady. This was especially the case with its capital city of Seoul that brought many changes to how Korean people live.

Just like any developing modern society, the country has made great strides in various fields. Of note is its technology and automobile industries which South Korea has made a name for itself globally. Another thing that South Korea is known is for is its entertainment industry. To be more specific, its thriving music and film scene. For the purpose of this discussion, we would like to focus on the latter. Aside from popular blockbuster movies, the country has produced some great Korean documentaries. These films explore its rich history from the Korean War to the development of its modern society. Interested in checking it out? Have a look at our list below where we name some of the most interesting documentaries about South Korea.

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  1. 1The Battle of Chosin

    15

    The Battle of Chosin is a historical documentary film that revisits the pivotal 1950 Korean War battle through the accounts of those who were present in the first major military clash of the Cold War.

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  1. 2In the Absence

    13

    In the Absence is a short documentary film directed by Seung-jun Yi. The film documents the sinking of a South Korean Ferry that saw hundreds of people killed due to the ineptitude of the first response.

  2. 3Reach for the Sky

    8

    Reach for the Sky is a South Korean documentary film that explores the country's education system and sees students prepared for the annual National exam that will ultimately determine where they will attend university.

  1. 4My Love, Don't Cross That River

    2

    My Love, Don't Cross That River is an award-winning documentary film that was directed by Mo-young Jin. It follows the lives and love of a couple that have been married for 76 years all the to their last moments together.

  2. 5Twinsters

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    Twinsters is a biographical documentary film telling the story of twin sisters, born in South Korea, that were adopted and separated in birth. Through the help of the Internet and social media, the two found themselves reuniting.

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    Anonymous
    February 12, 2020
    "This is a moving and touching Korean documentary about love and loss. It is proof of a love that endures and will last even after departing this mortal coil. It deserves all the praise it's getting and is a must-watch."
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    Anonymous
    February 12, 2020
    "It was a remarkable film and is one of the best Korean documentaries that paints the harsh and unforgiving landscape that was the Korean War and the young men who fought their hardest to claim victory."
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RankAnswersTypeVotesPrice
1The Battle of ChosinMovies 15 Paid
2In the AbsenceMovies 13 Free
3Reach for the SkyMovies 8 Paid
4My Love, Don't Cross That RiverMovies 2 Paid
5TwinstersMovies 1 Paid
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