A husband scours the underworld of Paris looking for his wife who went missing during their honeymoon two years ago. He shows her photo to prostitutes in the backstreets but to no avail, so his search continues.
Iconoclast South Korean director Jeon Soo-il directs a bold film about a taboo subject.
In recent times,South Korean cinema has emerged as a major international art house success thanks to entertaining films by its leading "A" grade directors.However,despite all the hullabaloo regarding the success of a national cinema,it is in the interest of serious viewers to discover lesser known directors and their films.Pink is one such lesser known film which deserves better attention from world cinema audiences.It starts as a film about the reprehensible sexual abuse of a minor but later transforms itself into a revenge drama.The film is powerful in its depiction of the status of women as subdued persons in South Korean society.Director Jeon Soo-il also films the decline and destruction like situations of a small South Korean town,Gunsan and how its inhabitants have become completely helpless in the wake of economic turmoil. As far as artistic brilliance is concerned,Pink features a virtuoso display of beautiful cinematography by Kim Sung-tai.Some shots have such stunning visual power that in a single swoop one can glance the entire town.Film critic Lalit Rao is familiar with Jeon Soo Il and his films.He met him on numerous occasions in France as well as in India to talk about his films.As an independent director in the field of South Korean cinema,Jeon Soo-il has made several excellent films namely Wind echoing in my being,The bird who stops in the air,My right to ravage myself,Time between dog and wolf.His film "Pink" had its Indian premiere at 43rd International Film Festival of India,Goa 2012.
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