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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... 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
Kwon Hyun-Min ...
Salesman
Oh Young ...
Musician
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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5 March 2004 (South Korea)  »

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Gymnopédies - La 1 Ere. Lent et Douloureux
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Godforsaken and Full of Hope
24 January 2005 | by (Berlin, GER) – See all my reviews

In "Samaria" a Korean girl takes the holy assignment of devoting herself voluntarily to the suitors of her dead school friend. Her father, a police man, finds it out and takes revenge at the men.

It is a film about charity, guilt, and the search for the right way, that gets near to the crassness of Kim's earlier work "Seom - The Isle" (2000) and "Bad Guy" (2001). The story is carried away by the director's typical big calm - a distance to the excitement, that is never cold and opens a breathtaking endearment even in the cruelest moments. "Samaria" is full of intensive scenes, a film you rather realize than understand: It hides its secrets and puts up a father-daughter-relationship-story under the shelter of metaphysical aspects. Great coherence flows out of every image, every tone. A film of godforsakeness and full of hope.

Masterpiece! Watch it!


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