Going to the movie – easier when you know Korean

If you want to see a new movie at the theater and you are in a foreign country where you don’t speak the language, I have some advice for you: choose a movie that is in a language you understand. 

Fortunately for us, there are many American movies that are played in Korea.  The Koreans just read the subtitles (and English “users” can follow along like normal).  However, Micah and I were invited to go to the movies to watch an Indian movie…where maybe 20% of it was in English.  (The rest was in Hindu.  And all Korean subtitles)

The movie is called Black. It’s actually a movie from 2005, but is only recently getting attention outside of India.  Many Indians consider this movie to be far superior to ‘Slumdog Millionaire.’  Personally, I don’t agree…but part of this may be related to the fact that I only understood 20% of what was being said.  FYI: This movie is basically the Indian version of the Hellen Keller story.

I had read a little bit about this movie on the internet before we saw it – so we had a basic idea of what was going on.  Plus, as we all know – body language comprises 90% of communication. 

Micah’s co-teacher, Saerom, tried to translate for us when she could, but talking while people are watching the movie isn’t appreciated in the U.S. nor here in Korea. 🙂

I’m not sure if this movie has hit America yet…it might be playing at some Foreign Film Festivals. 

Here’s our ticket stub.  Less than $8 for a night time showing – not bad. 


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