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Release Date:
5 March 2004 (South Korea) See more »
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Plot:
Jae-Young is an amateur prostitute who sleeps with men while her best friend Yeo-Jin "manages" her, fixing dates... See more » | Add synopsis »
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1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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Godforsaken and Full of Hope See more (30 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
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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Directed by
Ki-duk Kim 
 
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Ki-duk Kim 

Produced by
Jeong-min Bae .... producer
Jeong-min Baek .... producer
Dong-Joo Kim .... executive producer
Ki-duk Kim .... executive producer
Yun-ho Kim .... co-executive producer
 
Original Music by
Park Ji 
Ji-woong Park 
 
Cinematography by
Sang-jae Seon 
 
Film Editing by
Ki-duk Kim 
 
Set Decoration by
Ki-duk Kim 
 
Costume Design by
Song-hee Lim 
 
Makeup Department
Song-hee Lim .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chul-soo Jang .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Song Je-Yin .... sound
Sang-gyun Park .... sound mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Tae-hoon Kim .... visual effects supervisor
Tae-hun Kim .... visual effects supervisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Samaria" - South Korea (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for violence and sexual content
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Germany:95 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Continuity: 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 DouloureuxSee more »

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23 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
Godforsaken and Full of Hope, 24 January 2005
Author: zolaaar from Berlin, GER

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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