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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