Oct 29

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002) aka Boksuneun naui geot

In Seoul, Ryu, a deaf worker has a sister who needs a kidney transplant. He tries to donate his own kidney to his sister, but his blood type is not compatible with hers. When Ryu is fired from Ilshin Electronics, he meets illegal dealers of organs, and the criminals propose that he give them his kidney plus ten millions Won to obtain a kidney suitable for his sister. Ryu accepts the trade, but he does not have money to pay for the surgery. His anarchist revolutionary girlfriend Cha Young-mi convinces him to kidnap Yossun, the daughter of his former employer Park, who owns Ilshin Electronics. However, a tragedy happens, generating revenge and a series of acts of violence.

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Oct 24

Guilty (2014)

A hitman Jack is slowly wandering into a red light district. As he walks through the alley, everyone avoid eye contact with him because of his extremely ugly face. Ting Ting is the only prostitute that did not reject him. Jack finds a scar on the stomach of Ting Ting which was wounded by a gunshot. Ting Ting on the other hand stares at the giant lump on Jack’s face without showing any sign of fear. The two of them quickly form a bond and Jack could not bear to leave Ting Ting alone. He decides to take Ting Ting out of her miserable life at any cost. From then on, their lives turns out differently.

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Oct 21

Aroused by Gymnopedies (2016) aka Jimunopedi ni midareru

Commissioned by Japan’s Nikkatsu Studio to commemorate the 45th anniversary of its ‘roman porno’ period, the piece focuses on the has-been director who gets a variety of loose women of different means and ages to share a bed with him in order to make him feel better about himself. At the same time, his lead actress has walked out and his latest means of income is in jeopardy.

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