The final shot of Secret Sunshine

From Rediscovering Korean Cinema by Sangjoon Lee, Editor

  • Asian Studies:Korea
  • Media Studies:Cinema Studies
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  • The final shot of Secret Sunshine, a long take lasting two and a half minutes, concludes with a slow pan that directs our attention to a small patch of earth (rather than to the heavens above) and shows little else besides leaves, mud, plastic odds and ends, and the protagonist’s snipped hair.