May 15

Female Hostel (2017) aka 여자 하숙집 (yeo-ja ha-suk-jib)

Hyeon-soo manages a hostel run by his friend Jeong-ho. It’s a hostel for foreign female students. There is a Korean-American from LA, a Japanese who’s here to learn Korean out of love for K-Pop and his friend’s sister who just happens to be there. These women are very outspoken and Hyeon-soo and Jeong-ho fall for them.

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May 10

White Lily (2016) aka Howaito Riri

Nikkatsu has rebooted the Roman porno label and recommenced production of new works reviving its function as a sandbox for playful experimentation with the aim of attaing new forms of cinematic expression. Hideo Nakata entered Nikkatsu as an assistant director and experienced several on-location shoots for Roman porno soft-core series, but this film is the first Roman porno title directed by Nakata himself. He challenges a lesbian world taking over from the old title spirits, with his respect for his master, director Masaru konuma.

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May 09

The Inside Story (2017) aka 속사정 (sok-sa-jeong)

One day, a woman (Lee Soo-yeon) goes to a police station and claims she’s confessing to a murder. The more surprising this is, she claims to be his wife. The police goes to the scene of the crime and sees a man (Choi Joo-hyeok) stabbed to death. Her husband is a well-known entrepreneur but he is found miserably dead. Soo-yeon’s story is shocking. Her husband was the Devil himself. He treated his wife as a sexual plaything and even dared to covet her sister (Lee Ji-yeon).The police can’t help but be surprised at the shocking things Soo-yeon tells them and the investigation seems to be coming to an end. However, Gi-cheol feels uncomfortable every time a piece of truth is revealed; the whereabouts of Soo-yeon’s sister and the directors of the husband’s company all seem strange. Despite the fact that the chief keeps telling him to wrap up the case, Gi-cheol continues to investigate. Then, news of Ji-yeon’s suicide comes up and a recorded file of her will is found. The case becomes more and more complicated while Gi-cheol and Soo-yeon also become complicated.

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May 09

Girls in the Hood (1995) aka Lao ni mei

This is a wild ride about a group of young street girls in Hong Kong. This is a very dark and graphic film that explores prostitution, drug abuse,sexual abuse, crime on the streets of Hong Kong, among other things. Although this film has few happy moments, it does create a sympathy for the central characters even though they shouldn’t really be likable people. Reminds me of how I care for the characters in the Sopranos even though they are generally bad people.

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Apr 28

My Brother’s Wife 3: The Woman Downstairs (2017) aka 형님아내3 (hyeong-nim-a-nae-3)

My sister and I moved into a new house. We didn’t do much but the woman downstairs came up to ask us to keep it down.She said she was sensitive so we decided to keep it down.Her gangster husband would beat her when he came home drunk.Every time I heard her suffer from the beatings, I couldn’t stand it and would stomp the floor to create a distraction.She would come up telling us to be quiet.I told her I did it intentionally. I also decided to do something about the woman who showed interest in me by memorizing my number.

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Apr 28

Some: An Erotic Tale (2017) aka 썸:은밀한 이야기 (sseom:eun-mil-han i-ya-gi)

Bomi is a friendly broadcasting writer. She has a boyfriend named Jeong-nam who just graduated from law school, but they’re not on very good terms right now. Their sex isn’t fun either.Then one day, Bomi’s friend suggests she joins the adult version of “Pairs” and starts having affairs with different people. Man 1,2 and 3 and woman 1,2 and 3 check each other out but jealousy gets the best of them and they step over the line.

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Apr 28

Scandal III (2017) aka 스캔들III (seu-kaen-deul-III)

Late superstar Hyeok-bin is slowly regaining his reputation with his honest and funny online podcast. He considers this a chance he will never have again and does his best. Meanwhile, rookie actress Ah-hyeon, sex columnist Yeo-jin and movie director Tae-hyeon are panel mebers who hate the fact that they have to broadcast with Hyeok-bin who is hot-tempered. While the gap between them deepens, will their podcast succeed?

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