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If You Were Me (2003)

Yeoseot gae ui siseon (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 14 November 2003 (South Korea)
Several of Korea's most acclaimed filmmakers, including Park Chan-wook (OLDBOY), explore the nature of discrimination in this provocative anthology.

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Jae-eun Jeong (segment), Chan-wook Park (segment) | 4 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Jong-hak Baek Jong-hak Baek ... (segment "The man with an Affair")
Jeong-su Byeon Jeong-su Byeon ... (segment "The man with an Affair")
Ha-eun Jeon Ha-eun Jeon ... Kid
Ae-Yeon Jeong Ae-Yeon Jeong ... (segment "Face Value")
Jin-hee Ji ... (segment "Face Value")
Se-dong Kim Se-dong Kim ... (segment "Tongue Tie")
Ji-hyeon Lee Ji-hyeon Lee ... (segment "Never Ending Peace and Love")
Dal-su Oh ... Police Box Chief (segment "Never Ending Peace and Love")
Seung-su Ryu Seung-su Ryu ... (segment "Tongue Tie")
Soon-rye Yim Soon-rye Yim ... Homeroom Teacher (segment: The Weight of Her)
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Several of Korea's most acclaimed filmmakers, including Park Chan-wook (OLDBOY), explore the nature of discrimination in this provocative anthology.

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South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

14 November 2003 (South Korea) See more »

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Disturbing but interesting
7 June 2005 | by pethrSee all my reviews

Very disturbing collection of 6 short movies which are meant to be seen together. I found this movie to be more of a (fictional) social documentary than a comedy and drama as it is tagged. When non-Korean watches this movie it is all about compliance with western system of human rights standards. The question is whether Korea should comply with western values. On the other side it seems that many values are imported from Euro-American culture (such as the ideal of beauty and importance of low weight).

A quick google research shows that Korea is trying to make progress in becoming more open and tolerant society. This movie is obviously part of this movement (as it was made on request of Korean Human Rights Commission). Let's hope that this very modern country will make progress in accepting more equality and less cruel system of social control.

If you were me isn't perfect (some shorts are below average) but it's definitely worth watching.


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