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 »
At South Korea's border with the North, troops guard the coast. Each bullies those ranking beneath him; tensions are high. PFC Kang and his friend Private Kim are on patrol when drinking ... See full summary »
Romances end in blood and the frail hopes of individuals are torn apart in a vile karmic continuity of colonialism, civil war and occupation. After surviving Japanese colonization, Korea ... See full summary »
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In busy downtown Seoul, a thuggish young man notices a fresh-faced college student who sits on a bench. He stares then sits next to her. She looks at him as if he's vermin, rises and walks to another bench. He sits staring. Her boyfriend arrives, she points to the stranger, the boyfriend shrugs and puts his arm around her to walk away. The stranger starts to leave as well, turns, goes to them, takes her face firmly in his hands and kisses her long and hard. The boyfriend tries unsuccessfully to break them apart, then soldiers beat the stranger. She demands an apology. He is silent. She slaps him and spits on him. They leave. The next day, he sets out to ruin her. How can this end?Written by
The last shot shows a truck with an orange cover going down a road in the distance. When the end credits begin, the truck becomes a small orange square that remains on the screen for the entire duration of the end credits. See more »
I won't lie, this movie has me conflicted but it does show an amazing amount of portrayal of either what is real or what could be real.
The confusion that I'm dealing with isn't so much what is right or wrong but is how to deal with this and to process it emotionally.
What would I do if I were thrust into a situation like this where I lost a little bit of myself at a time? Would I sink into a depression or would I become worse? Would I even surpass those who got me into that state? I don't know but this movie definitely was a hard one. At this point, I can't say whether or not it was worth watching but it has significantly impacted me.
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