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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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Perfect depiction of Korean realities. 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

Directed by
Ki-duk Kim 
 
Writing credits
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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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Also Known As:
"Samaria" - South Korea (original title)
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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: The flowers in the vase when the father is waking her in bed.See more »
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Gymnopédies - La 1 Ere. Lent et DouloureuxSee more »

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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Perfect depiction of Korean realities., 19 July 2007
Author: FilmCriticLalitRao from FIPRESCI/Cinema of the world

To say that Kim Ki Duk is a great director would be a major artistic blunder as well as an understatement which might put a veil on his talent.The best tribute that can be paid to the new master of South Korean cinema Kim Ki Duk is to say that he is one of the most informed directors working in the realm of contemporary world cinema.Just to give a few examples:whether it is mention of the paintings by Egon Schiele or the description about an ancient Indian prostitute called Vasumitra who lived during the time of Buddha.These are some of the details (may be minor to some people)whose inclusion happens under the proper care of Kim Ki Duk."Samaria" is about the scourge of teenage prostitution which is inflicting umpteen emotional wounds in the lives of Korean families. As this is a taboo topic the reaction of Korean audience has not been very favorable.Most of the positive reactions have come from western audiences who have a mature thinking as far as their handling is concerned.Although there is good acting by the two leading ladies,it is the role played by the cop father of one of them who grabs all the attention.Samaria is not a moral story but a tale of human responsibility. Its message is loud and clear : do not do to others what you do not wish to happen for yourself.

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