FP 5: Coréen 2495
In 1993 President Mitterrand visited Korea. On this visit he promised that he would restore the 297 volumes of the Oe-Kyujanggak Archives to Korea (the royal protocols of the Chosun Dynasty in Korea), pillaged by the French army in 1866 and now part of the collections in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. But more than a decade after Mitterrand’s promise, the books remain in the Bibliothèque Nationale. Coréen 2495 is the French call number of the first volume returned to Korea in 1993. Using this call number as a clue, the filmmaker begins a journey to Europe to document the where-abouts of the books. On this expedition he meets the people who are involved in the issue and discovers the political and economic intrigues behind the scenes.
Coréen 2495, kr, 2005, 115:00
The Screening on Sat 3 Feb at 15.30 H is unfortunately sold out!
Additional screening: Sun 4 Feb, 18.30 H - babylon berlin:mitte