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Samaritan Girl (2004)

Samaria (original title)
Jae-Young is an amateur prostitute who sleeps with men while her best friend Yeo-Jin "manages" her, fixing dates, taking care of the money and making sure the coast is clear. When Jae-Young... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eol Lee ...
Yeong-ki
Ji-min Kwak ...
Yeo-jin
Yeo-reum Han ...
Jae-yeong (as Min-jeong Seo)
Hyun-min Kwon ...
Salesman
Yong Oh ...
Musician
Gyun-Ho Im ...
Tidily Guy
Yun-su Jeong
Jong-gil Lee ...
Happy Guy
Taek-gi Sin ...
Suicide
Jung-gi Park ...
Murder Victim
Gul-seon Kim ...
Second Salesman
Seung-won Seo ...
Man in his 30s
Jae-ik Yu ...
Pedestrian
Soo-Jeong Lee
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Ki-Su
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Jae-Young is an amateur prostitute who sleeps with men while her best friend Yeo-Jin "manages" her, fixing dates, taking care of the money and making sure the coast is clear. When Jae-Young falls in love with one of those man she suppresses her feelings towards him in respect of her friend who's jealous. One Day Yeo-Jin fails in doing her job overlooking police officers looking for under-aged prostitutes. In order to not get caught Jae-Young jumps out of a window almost killing herself. On her deathbed, she wishes to see the man again whom she fell in love with and turned away from. But the man only agrees if Yeo-Jin sleeps with him. She does but as they arrive in the hospital Jae-Young is already dead. Trying to understand her best friend, Yeo-Jin tracks down every man she slept with and does the same. As her father learns about this he gets on revenge with fatal consequences... Written by Seth

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Rated R for violence and sexual content | See all certifications »

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5 March 2004 (South Korea)  »

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Samaritan Girl  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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When the car is stuck on the down-hill dirt road, the angle of the front wheels changes between shots. See more »

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Gymnopédies - La 1 Ere. Lent et Douloureux
Written by Erik Satie
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very good movie
30 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

I had the chance of watching this movie at the Montreal World Film Festival. This is the third Korean movie I've seen ('Oasis' and 'Spring Summer...' being the other 2)and believe me, these guys know how to make good cinema.

This movie deals with juvenile prostitution and its consequences. How would you react if you found out that your 15 year old daughter prostitutes herself after school? This powerful movie has excellent acting and some great silent scenes, such as eating sushi at the grave and the driving lesson. The ending is of a great beauty.

Very good movie. 8/10


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