Textiles professor Cho Eun-suk Moon So-ri comes with a pronounced limp which is in fact part of her allure and a secret past—and her gleefully promiscuous ways serve to undermine Korean assumptions about both academic respectability and feminine submissiveness. The result is a mannered blend of eros and thanatos, dripping with passion. No man is an island—and yet as a fugitive Kim Yoo-suk attempts suicide on a hired houseboat, he is interrupted by the mute caretaker Suh Jung , and they embark together on an intense sadomasochistic affair which will engender further jealousy, mutilation and murder. Korean directors like Kim Ki-young, Im Sang-soo, Kim Ki-duk and Park Chan-wook obsessively reflect upon sexual themes, and their films often expose disturbing tensions in the national outlook. They are joined by the fugitive hostess Na-ju Kim Na-mi and a resident of the building Bang Jun-ho whose presence has barely been noticed—and these four dysfunctional loners form a new kind of family unit, even as a misogynistic serial murderer circles in for the kill.
Khloe. Age: 20.
In it was remade—with a new focus on the superrich—by Im Sang-soo.
Annabel. Age: 23.
Erotic Films That Expose Korea’s Dark Side