South Korea. 1999. 99 min., 35 mm, in Korean with English subtitles. Directed by Jung Ji-woo. With Choi Min-sik, Jeon Do-yeon, Ju Jin-mo, Hwang Mi-seon.
Suitable for 18 years and over.
A provocative drama that caused a storm of controversy in its native Korea. A recently laid-off man has trouble dealing with being unemployed. Depressed and unable to find another job, he finds that his career-oriented wife has lost interest in him. Soon he finds that she has rekindled her relationship with a former lover, leading to revelations that are destined to change their lives forever. Jeon Do-yeon, who plays the role of the unfaithful wife, is hot as always in this movie. This was one of her earlier roles before she received the Best Actress Award at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival.
Preceded by the short, Hair (South Korea, 2004, 15 min., color), directed by Jang Joon-hwan (Save The Green Planet). With Shin Ha-Kyun (Save The Green Planet). A short created for the Next Search Film Festival, Hair is a fantasy drama in which chest hair truly tears lovers apart.
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- March 10, 2012
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