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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Apr 08

My Wife’s Excuse (2017) aka 아내의 사정 (a-nae-eui sa-jeong)

The undeniable seduction of first love. Ahn Dami is home alone in a house where her husband doesn’t come back. He doesn’t come back until morning and she’s alone again. She goes to the fitness club to work out. However, her target is not just working out. After she lost the first love she gave everything up to, she decides to live the rest of her life as a hot woman. Then the first love she thought had disappears and appears again in front of her…

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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 15

Wild Animals (1996) aka Yasaeng dongmul bohoguyeog

Two Korean ex-pats meet in Paris by chance encounter. One a petty thief and wannabe artist/painter (Chong-Hae), the other a tough guy (Hong San). Hong San saves Chong-Hae from a gang of thugs and the two become friends. Seizing an opportunity, Chong-Hae and Hong San perform martial arts stunts on the streets for money. A French mobster spots them and recruits the duo as hit men. While in Paris Chong-Hae falls in love with a statue-performer and Hong San yearns for the affections of a local peep-show stripper. After much backstabbing and being caught-up in murder; the duo find themselves at war with their mobster recruiters and each other.

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Mar 15

Parrot Cries with Its Body (1981) aka Aengmusae Momeulo Uleossda (앵무새 몸으로 울었다)

The widower Choi is impotent. He adopts the infants Mun and Su-ryun and raises them. Mun graduates from college in Seoul but he can’t adjust to Seoul life so he returns to Choi’s home. Mun learns that Su-ryun is not his sister in blood and he falls in love with her. When Choi discovers Mun and Su-ryun meeting secretly, he forces Mun back to Seoul. Mun meets the dancer Suk on his way and returns home. Since Mun is at home, Choi sends Su-ryun away. Su-ryun is unable to forget her home so she returns home on a day that is raining cats and dogs. Underneath a steel bridge, Su-ryun is raped by Jong-su and ends up dead. Meanwhile, Mun had left home when Su-ryun died. He is returning home when he discovers Choi crying with Su-ryun’s body in his arms. His rage exploding, Mun grabs Su-ryun’s body and takes it away.

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