Aug 17

Rules Of Dating (2005) aka Yeonae-ui mokjeok (연애의 목적)

Choi (Kang Hye-Jung) begins work as a student-teacher at a high school. During her first day on the job, English teacher Lee Yoo-Rim (Park Hae-Il) hits on her in a very brash manner. Choi then using his position as a superior and any other method he can think of tries to get Choi to go out with him and eventually he succeeds. The problem is that they are both in long lasting relationships. Choi is actually engaged to a doctor, while Lee Yoo-Rim dated the same woman for the past six years. While Lee Yoo-Rim seems to be content with having their relationship continue as an affair, Choi worries about having sex without “love.” Eventually the administration at their place of work finds out about their relationship and they must now hide or reveal their relationship. The result is an an unexpected reversal of roles between them as co-workers, as well as a reversal of dynamics in their personal relationship.

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Aug 14

July 32nd (2010) Uncut aka 7월 32일

Directed by Jin Seung Hyun, the curiously titled indie drama July 32nd is inspired by the short story “Full Moon” by acclaimed writer Ko Un. Screened at the 2008 Fukuoka Film Festival and the 2008 Shanghai Film Festival, the film depicts the tumultuous relationship of a killer and his daughter, whose lives are upturned on July 31, 1987. Pursued by the police, he leaves his five-year-old daughter in someone else’s care, promising to pick her up the next day. But the next day never comes because he soon gets arrested. Years later, the abandoned daughter has grown up, and the waiting has turned into the longing for revenge.

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Jul 30

My Friend’s Nice Mother (2017) aka 착한 엄마 친구 (chak-han eom-ma chin-gu)

Twenty-year-old Soon-jae has a young mother named Ji-yoon that’s like a sister to him. Right next door live a mother and son the same age as them; Ji-yoon’s friend Yeong-joo and her twenty-year-old son Jae-yeong. The sons fall for each others’ mothers.

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Jul 30

Two Mothers (2017) aka 두 엄마 (du eom-ma)

Two best friends long for each others’ mothers. Joon-hyeong was broken-hearted by his crush and his friend Dae-jin’s mother Seo-yeong comforts him. Seo-yeong offers to teach him sex to make him a real man and Joon-hyeong can’t decline. Meanwhile, Dae-jin is popular with the girls unlike Dae-jin. However, he’s had a crush on Joon-hyeong’s mother Yeon-hee for a long time. Dae-jin heard from Joon-hyeong that his parents might get a divorce and Dae-jin sees this as his chance.

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Jul 26

Challenge Game (2016) aka 비키의 챌린지 게임 (bi-ki-eui chael-lin-ji ge-im)

Florist Ae-ran (Vicky) and forensics investigator Min-ho (Choi Ryeong) from the Public Prosecutor’s Office both have a family that everyone wants. However, Min-ho can’t handle bed time so Ae-ran starts a ‘challenge game’ in which she seduces and has sex with strange men. One day, Ae-ran and Min-ho meet Alex (Choi Hyeon-ho) at a tango cafe. Alex is interested in Ae-ran and approaches her while Ae-ran takes interest in Alex who is more handsome than her husband. Min-ho later witnesses them in action and gets angry when he finds out the man Ae-ran seduced is Alex. Min-ho feels nervous because he finds out Alex isn’t just a game partner and approached him for a reason. Min-ho tries to get rid of Alex but Alex chokes Ae-ran and Min-ho even more and feels catharsis. The game they started is turning into a catastrophe…

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Jul 18

Sex Is Zero (2002) aka Saekjeuk shigong

At Sunjong University, a few students are serious, including Eun-hyo, who works hard at aerobics in hopes of doing well in a national competition. Most students goof off: drinking, partying, and focusing on sex. Eun-shik, a law student who’s been in the military, is older but socially inept. He likes Eun-hyo; even though his earnest and simple side appeals to her, his juvenile excesses make him irrelevant when Sung-ok, a good-looking rich kid, charms Eun-hyo. They begin an affair, leaving Eun-shik on the sidelines. The national competition

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Jul 18

Sex Is Zero 2 (2007) aka Saek-jeuk-shi-gong-ssi-zeun-too

In his 10th year at college, Eun-sik is part of a nearly ideal campus couple with swimming champ Kyung-ah. While their three-year relationship is solid, Eun-sik struggles to get to the next level with Kyung-ah; despite the help and support of his friends, he can’t manage to get her into bed.

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Jul 13

My Friend’s Nice Mother (2017) aka 착한 엄마 친구 (chak-han eom-ma chin-gu)

Twenty-year-old Soon-jae has a young mother named Ji-yoon that’s like a sister to him. Right next door live a mother and son the same age as them; Ji-yoon’s friend Yeong-joo and her twenty-year-old son Jae-yeong. The sons fall for each others’ mothers.

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