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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:
Yeo-reum Han ...
Jae-yeong (as Min-jeong Seo)
Ji-min Kwak ...
Yeo-jin
Eol Lee ...
Yeong-ki
Hyun-min Kwon ...
Salesman
Yong Oh ...
Musician (as Oh Young)
Gyun-Ho Im ...
Tidily Guy
Lee Jong-Gil ...
Happy Guy
Shin Taek-Ki ...
Suicide
Jung-gi Park ...
Murder Victim
Gul-seon Kim ...
Second Salesman
Seung-won Seo ...
Man in his 30s
Yoo Jae-Ik ...
Pedestrian
In-gi Jeong ...
Ki-Su
Jin-bae Jeon ...
Policeman #1
Yook Sae-Jin ...
Policeman #2
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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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$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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Kim Ki Duk just keeps moving forward
8 November 2004 | by (Europe) – See all my reviews

I have to say this might be Kim Ki-Duks finest work so far. Ever since his debut he has produced some of the most interesting movies in asia cinema, especially. The Isle, Bad Guy, Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring and now Samaria.

The movie moves in a very beautiful pace with great camera work and a beautiful soundtrack. The main actress does a very convincing performance, especially considering her age and that this is her debut. The plot itself is also very strong, with probably a mainly symbolic story. But a very beautiful story nevertheless. And the ending is just "perfect".

Kim Ki-duk has really improved his visual style since his debut, and I can't wait to see what he has in store for us in the future.


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