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Japanese-S. Korean film screened in S. Korea.

SEOUL, Dec. 1 Kyodo

A Japanese-produced film depicting the story of a Japanese woman who devoted much of her life to the care of 3,000 orphans during Japan's occupation of the Korean Peninsula was screened Tuesday in Mokpo in South Cholla Province. ''The Apocalypse of Love,'' a 1995 film made by South Korean director Kim Soo Yong, is the first joint production to be shown to the general public in South Korea since a recent decision by President Kim Dae Jung to gradually introduce Japanese culture into the country. The film tells the story of Chizuko Tauchi, who left her hometown in Kochi Prefecture, western Japan, in 1919 for the Korean Peninsula and remained until her death in 1968. Tauchi, known as Yun Hyok Ja in Korean, eventually established an orphanage in Mokpo. Apart from Japanese actress Eri Ishida, who plays Tauchi, the film features a mixed cast of Japanese and South Korean actors and is scheduled for wide release in May 1999. The film was screened in Japan, primarily in Osaka, by a welfare facility operated by Tauchi's son.
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Date:Dec 7, 1998
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