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Lies (1999)
"Gojitmal" (original title)

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A conscious exploration of fantasy and flesh. The director talks about the novel upon which the film is based, we see the crew at work, the actors talk about what's going on. Y, a ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sang Hyun Lee ...
Tae Yeon Kim ...
Hyun Joo Choi ...
Kwon Taek Han ...
Y's Brother
Hyuk Poong Kwon ...
J's senior
Myung Keum Jung ...
Senior's wife
Min Soo Shin ...
Young J
Young Sun Cho ...
J's father
Mi Kyung Ahn ...
Noodle shop owner
Kum Ja Yeom ...
Short rib shop owner
Boo Ho Choi ...
Motel owner
Hye Won Goh ...
Motel owner's wife
Chui Jin Kwak ...
Taxi driver
Jin-ho Lee ...
Taxi driver
Jae Sup Jun ...
Noodle shop customer


A conscious exploration of fantasy and flesh. The director talks about the novel upon which the film is based, we see the crew at work, the actors talk about what's going on. Y, a schoolgirl of 18, chooses her first lover (rather than wait to be raped, as were her two older sisters). After phone sex with J, a sculptor who's 38, they begin an affair that, by the second meeting, includes spankings as foreplay. J brings a suitcase full of rods, hoses, and wires; Y gathers sticks to bring. Y's brother discovers the affair. J's wife, studying in Paris, calls him to join her. Will the lovers part? Will the violence get out of hand? When do the lies begin? Written by <>

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8 January 2000 (South Korea)  »

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$8,232 (USA) (17 November 2000)


$61,900 (USA) (9 February 2001)

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Amateurish crap
12 December 2004 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Lies" tells about an affair between an 18 year old bucktoothed female student and a scrawny 38 year old married man with the pair of protags spending about half the screen time engaged in naked sex and hokey whipping and the other half meandering through the pathetically naive storyline which seems little more than an excuse for the sex scenes. With very poor production value including obvious sanitary appliances and phony softcore sex to a story which is a messy mix of comedy and drama, "Lies" quickly becomes redundant ad nauseam. With an almost 2 hour run, subtitles, and so little substance, "Lies" is simply not recommendable. (C-)

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