Various arirang: the name of korean vol.2
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The Miryang River valley south of the city center broadens into a fertile plain. This area, including large portions of Samnangjin-eup , Sangnam-myeon , and Hanam-eup , serves as a local breadbasket and is almost entirely devoted to rice-farming. In Hanam-eup, it joins another plain running along the Nakdong.
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1903 -- First public screening of a film in Korea (the exact year is debated).
1910 -- Korea is formally annexed by Japan, after several years of effective colonization.
1919 -- First Korean film, a kinodrama (play with motion picture inserts) named The Righteous Revenge ( Uirijeok Gutu ).
1923 -- First silent film, Plighted Love Under the Moon ( Wolha-ui maengseo ) directed by Yun Baek-nam.
1926 -- Arirang by Na Un-kyu.
1935 -- First sound film, Chunhyang-jeon directed by Lee Myung-woo.
1937 -- Japan invades China; censorship of film industry increases.
1945 -- Japan surrenders; Korea regains independence, but is soon divided in two.
1949 -- Korea's first color film, The Women's Diary by Hong Seong-gi.
1950 -- War starts on the Korean Peninsula.
1953 -- Cease-fire agreement signed at Panmunjeom.
1956 -- Box office smash Madame Freedom inaugurates industry revival.
1960 -- The Housemaid , directed by Kim Ki-young.
1961 -- Obaltan , (pictured right) directed by Yu Hyun-mok.
1961 -- Military coup leads to consolidation and heavy regulation of film industry.
1973 -- Establishment of Korean Motion Picture Promotion Corporation (KMPPC).
1974 -- Establishment of Korean Film Archive.
1979 -- President Park Chung Hee is assassinated.
1980 -- Gwangju Uprising.
1981 -- Mandala , directed by Im Kwon-taek.
1988 -- Hollywood studios open first branch offices in Korea, led by UIP.
1992 -- Marriage Story is first film financed by a member of the chaebol (Samsung).
1993 -- Democratization spreads in Korea under new president Kim Young Sam.
1993 -- Sopyonje , directed by Im Kwon-taek, sets new local box office record.
1997 -- Opening of Namyangju Cinema Complex outside of Seoul.
1999 -- Shiri , directed by Kang Jae-gyu, kicks off commercial boom.
2001 -- Local market share tops 50%, boom in overseas sales.
2004 -- Silmido and Tae Guk Gi become the first films to sell 10 million tickets.
2004 -- Oldboy wins Grand Prix (second prize) at the Cannes Film Festival.
2006 -- The Host breaks box office record and helps local market share reach 64%.
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