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Kim Bok-nam salinsageonui jeonmal (2010)

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A woman subject to mental, physical, and sexual abuse on a remote island seeks a way out.

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Cheol-soo Jang (as Chul-soo Jang)
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Credited cast:
Yeong-hie Seo ... Kim Bok-nam
Seong-won Ji Seong-won Ji ... Hae-won
Min-ho Hwang Min-ho Hwang ... Dodger
Min Je Min Je
Ji-eun Lee Ji-eun Lee ... Kim Yeon-hee
Jeong-hak Park ... Man-jong
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jang-hun Ahn Jang-hun Ahn ... Mr. Jang
Su-yeon Ahn Su-yeon Ahn ... Restaurant Waitress
Seong-woo Bae Seong-woo Bae ... Cheol-jong
Su-ryun Baek ... Dong-ho's granny
Shi-hyeon Chae Shi-hyeon Chae ... Mi-ran
Yeong-min Chun Yeong-min Chun ... Young Hae-won
Dong-hak Han Dong-hak Han ... Superintendent
Hae-ji Hang Hae-ji Hang ... Old Villager's Daughter
Jae-seong Hong Jae-seong Hong ... Police Officer Jang
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Hae-won is a beautiful single woman in her thirties who works at a bank in the Seoul city. She leads a busy life until she becomes a witness to an attempted murder case, and at the same time, things get complicated at work. When things get out of hand she is forced to take a vacation so she heads for 'Moodo', a small undeveloped island, where she had once visited to see her grandparents. And where she had befriended a girl named Bok-nam who stills writes to Hae-won asking her to visit despite the fact that Hae-won never bothered to reply. Upon arriving at the island, Hae-won is shocked to see everyone treating Bok-nam like a slave. As practically the only young woman on the island, she is a plaything for all the men and a free laborer for the women. Sick of all the inhumane treatment, Bok-nam had tried to escape the island several times in the past but had failed each time. She begs Hae-won to help her escape the place, but Hae-won remains indifferent not wanting to be involved in ... Written by Fine Cut

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Nothing is more deadly than a woman seeking revenge.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

2 September 2010 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Geumodo Island, South Korea See more »

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$700,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Slow but one of the most compelling movies in recent times
5 July 2011 | by amoolya005See all my reviews

First things first.. I really don't know whether the people from the West who aren't that familiar with Asian culture, that too the rural culture would really relate well to this movie. But I think it's one of the most interesting movies I've ever seen, to be frank. I've seen the rural life in India and kinda lived it a bit too and I was kinda really surprised by the similarity that I could find in this movie, be it regarding the gender bias or the illiteracy thing or the domestic violence that illiterate women have to tolerate and just live as if they are born to bear that kind of treatment from sadistic husbands.

As much as I was amazed from the similarity that I could find, I was spellbound by the kind of story telling that this movie was. You would never feel bored although the story goes at a very slow pace, although towards the end it gets to your nerves. The acting by every one of them is appreciable as you never feel that they are really just playing the character in the movie.

I've been watching Korean movies for a while now and have become a big fan of them since, and I certainly think this's one of the best among them. For those who have watched 'Oldboy' or 'I Saw the Devil', you would know what's the kind of gory it would reach. It's truly "Korean", in every way.

If you are a K-movie fan then you would certainly love this one! This one is going into 'My Collection'!


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