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Director:
Writers:
Jung-Il Chang (novel)
Sun-Woo Jang (writer)
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Release Date:
8 January 2000 (South Korea) See more »
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Plot:
A conscious exploration of fantasy and flesh. The director talks about the novel upon which the film is based... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Very Unconventional and Bold Love Story See more (15 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Sang Hyun Lee ... J
Tae Yeon Kim ... Y
Hyun Joo Choi ... G
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
Mi Ran Yim ... Noodle shop customer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yi-da Jeon ... Woori

Directed by
Sun-Woo Jang 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jung-Il Chang  novel "Tell Me a Lie" (as Jung Il Jang)
Sun-Woo Jang  writer

Produced by
Jin Han .... associate producer
Jonathan Kim .... co-producer
Jung Soo Kim .... line producer
Moo Ryung Kim .... executive producer
Keon Seop Park .... executive producer
Chul Shin .... producer
 
Original Music by
Dalparan 
 
Cinematography by
Woo-hyung Kim 
 
Film Editing by
Gok-ji Park 
 
Production Design by
Myeong Kyeong Kim 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Keun Shik Cho .... assistant director
Jin Mee In .... assistant director
Woo Jae Kim .... assistant director
Kyung Mook Park .... assistant director
Dong-Whan Shin .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Young Kil Lee .... sound
 
Visual Effects by
Yong Gyun Kim .... digital video
 
Other crew
Pascal Benbrik .... assistant coordinator: second unit
Pascal Benbrik .... choreographer dance
 

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Also Known As:
"Gojitmal" - South Korea (original title)
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Runtime:
112 min
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Referenced in Rewind This! (2013)See more »

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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Very Unconventional and Bold Love Story, 24 May 2005
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In Seoul, the eighteen years old student Y (Tae Yeon Kim) decides to meet the thirty-eight years old sculptor J (Sang Hyun Lee) and loose her virginity with him. After a few sexual meetings with J, Y is introduced in SM games, being spanked by Y and becoming addicted in sadomasochistic practice. "Gojitmal" is a very unconventional and daring love story. I saw this DVD on sale and I was really surprised with the boldness of Tae Yeon Kim, Sang Hyun Lee and director Sun-Woo Jang. When I worked in South Korea, I found a Confucian society, with costumes and moral values totally different from western societies, and I respected that a lot. My local colleagues informed me that, for example, the exhibition in the movie theaters of Louis Malle 's "Damage" had been forbidden, since their society would never understand the situation of a father having an affair with the wife of his son. At least, the "soju" remains the same in the present days. Therefore, when I saw that "Gojitmal", which is indeed a soft porn with very kinky sex, I was really astonished with the behavior of the characters. This movie is not bad, but it is interesting to read that most of the IMDb viewers liked it: the camera is amateurish, the lead actor and actress do not have the usual standard pattern of beauty and the locations are very simple. However, the screenplay is very unconventional and provocative, slightly recalling "The Last Tango in Paris", and the presentation looks like a documentary. "Gojitmal" is recommended for very specific audiences only. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Mentiras" ("Lies")

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