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This chapter explores the Sonagi Village tourist attraction in Yangp’yŏng, South Korea, dedicated to the Korean novelist Hwang Sun-wŏn’s classic postwar short story “Sonagi” (1959), and the way in which Daisy (2006), a collaboration between the Hong Kong director Andrew Lau and the Korean filmmaker Kwak Jae-yong, appropriates and adapts the traditional Korean trope of the sonagi, or sudden rain shower, for a new transnational context. The sonagi trope becomes reinscribed within the context of Hong Kong neonoir aesthetics in a film set in the Netherlands and shot with a cast of predominantly Korean actors. Based on Kwak’s screenplay,...

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