Jun 24

Branded to Kill (1967) aka Koroshi no rakuin

The number-three-ranked hit-man, with a fetish for sniffing boiling rice, fumbles his latest job, which puts him into conflict with a mysterious woman whose death wish inspires her to surround herself with dead butterflies and dead birds. Worse danger comes from his own treacherous wife and finally with the number-one-ranked hit-man, known only as a phantom to those who fear his unseen presence.

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Jun 02

Prostitute (1983) aka Oiran

oiran.1983In the 19th century, a Japanese prostitute is about to move to America with her lover when he dies. Saddened, she moves to America alone and becomes a succesful prostitute. However, her dead lover reappears on her knee as a mole, which she kisses. Her customers, feeling that this is weird, abandon her; she asks her husband to return to the spirit world, on the condition that she would never marry again. He returns, but a few months later she marries an American millionaire. On the night of their honeymoon, the prostitute’s vagina is possessed by the vengeful spirit of the dead lover, which causes the millionaire’s penis great pain…

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May 03

Never Forever (2007) aka 두번째 사랑

Sophie Lee has been trying unsuccessfully to get pregnant. Her husband’s family, devout Korean Catholics, prays for the couple. His failure to have a child is deeply shameful to him, so when he attempts suicide, Sophie tries something extreme: she follows an undocumented immigrant – a Korean who resembles her husband – from a fertility clinic to his apartment in New York City where she proposes to hire him to sire her child. She offers $300 per session and $30,000 if she gets pregnant. After several sessions, neither is able to keep emotion out of the arrangement. Where can this relationship go, and what about her husband? Will her actions save him and their marriage?

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Apr 24

My Friend’s Husband (2017) aka 내 친구의 남편 (nae chun-gu-eui nam-pyeon)

Aren’t you sick of one man all your life? Let’s switch husbands! Ji-eun was having a hard time because of her different taste in sex with her husband. She talks to So-hyeon next door about this and she suggests and new kind of ‘sex therapy’; to switch husbands for a week.

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Apr 13

The Story of Chun-Hyang (2000) aka Chunhyangdyun

Mongryong marries the beautiful Chunhyang without telling his father, the Governor of Namwon. When his father is transferred to Seoul, Mongryong has to leave Chunhyang and finish his exams. Chunhyang, being the daughter of a courtesan, is also legally a courtesan. She is beaten and imprisoned when she refuses to obey the new Governor Byun, as she wishes to be faithful to her husband. After three years, Mongryong passes his exam and becomes an emissary to the King. He returns to Namwon, disguised as a beggar, just before Chunhyang is to be flogged to death at the governor’s birthday celebration.

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