Apr 03

The Key (1997) aka Kagi

Ikuko is a mature, reserved Kyoto woman married for many years to a respectable, now-middle-aged man. The only problem in their relationship has been that her husband is dissatisfied with her lack of passion during lovemaking. All this changes after they meet the young Mr. Kimura. After the three spend the evening drinking together and Kimura has gone home, Ikuko’s husband discovers that his wife, in her alcohol-induced haze, has become far more passionate than she ever was before. The one drawback, however, is that her ardor is clearly fueled by Kimura, and not by him. Though he decides that his wife’s new- found passion is worth this unusual price, the long-term consequences may be more than he bargained for.

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Mar 29

The Himalayan (1976) aka Mi zong sheng shou

The Tseng family is one of the most noble and respected clans in a small village in Tibet. The patriarch of the Tseng family wants to marry off his daughter Ching Lan into the Kao clan. However, the cunning and deceitful eldest brother Kao Chu only wants his younger sibling Kao I-Fan to marry Lan so he can gain access to the Tseng family’s considerable wealth and power.

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Mar 26

Behead the King (2017) aka 왕을 참하라 (wang-eul cham-ha-la)

“Seongjong’s 10 years, wise during the day and tyrant at night”
Seongjong who history remembers, earns a reputation for appreciating the motto ‘making the people feel comfortable and putting political affairs right’. He is known as the king who led his country in the most peaceful and steady way during the Joseon times.
However, was Seongjong really a wise king?
Seongjong was enthroned by Queen Jeong-hee, Queen In-soo, Han Myeong-hoi and his supporters. The 13-year-old king made 73 of his supporters his retainers! Numerous noblemen were happy that he became king. However, some of his people had to cry blood because he became the king.
“Is this country run by phantoms like you My Lord?”
Seongjong, the puppet who dreamt of a reign of peace, wishes to behead the king who dominates the people!

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Mar 25

Aeran (1989) aka 애란

Her sister, Momoae, is coming here on a vacation. Yoshimura makes a trip to the capital and Hideko meets Chul Min on a walking path. Momoae seduces Chul Min. Chul Min buries Momoae under a tree. Hideko knows of Momoae’s tendencies so she understands Chul Min. Returning from the capital, Yoshimura sees Chul Min and Hideko walking intimately on the beach with the setting sun. Yoshimura takes a gun and shoots Chul Min in the shoulder and leg. As Yoshimura takes out his sword, Hideko shakes her head.

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Mar 25

Mommy’s name was Josenpi (1991) aka 에미 이름은 조센삐였다

At the end of 1944, Japanese imperialists stuck to nothing to reverse the war situation as they were defeated in war. They recruited young people by force to use them as student soldiers and drafted workers while they took women to use as comfort women by force. The girl who has lived in a town on the border between Jeon Ra Do and Kyeong Sang Do was kidnapped by armed Japanese army. She was dispatched to a front of the Philippines where she went through miserable pains that weren’t understandable not only for as human being but also as women. Her dream was to marry Young-Su of the next door school and to be a good mother who has a son and two daughters.

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Mar 25

Going Places (1974) aka Les Valseuses

Two whimsical, aimless thugs harass and assault women, steal, murder, and alternately charm, fight, or sprint their way out of trouble. They take whatever the bourgeois characters value: whether it’s cars, peace of mind, or daughters. Marie-Ange, a jaded, passive hairdresser, joins them as lover, cook, and mother confessor. She’s on her own search for seemingly unattainable sexual pleasure.

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