2004. South Korea. Kim Ki-Duk. 95 min.
Friday, May 2, 2008, 6:15 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
2004. South Korea. Directed by Kim Ki-Duk. Screenplay by Kim Ki-Duk. With Yeo-reum Han, Ji-min Kwak, Eol Lee, Kwon Hyun-Min, Oh Young, Gyun-Ho Im. This three-act melodrama begins with two carefree women, one a prostitute raising money for a European trip and the other her manager. When the former dies, her manager vows to return all of their profits to the clients—but only after sleeping with each of them. Meanwhile her father, a retired policeman, awaits her confession. The acts are titled "Vasumitra" (the name of a legendary prostitute who turned clients toward Buddhism), "Samaria" (after "Santa Maria" and "samaritan"), and "Sonata." In Korean; English subtitles. 95 min.