Y, a high school student intent on losing her virginity before graduation, chooses J, a 38-year-old married sculptor. Y and J go on a sexual odyssey through to obsession and sadomasochism. Intense desires revolve around pain, pleasure and lies. The lovers become sexual vagrants, traveling from motel to motel for their torrid trysts. As J’s sexual needs take on addictive dimensions, Y’s moods fluctuate. Insecurities, doubts and indiscretions begin to weigh on a love that once knew no limits.
Jang Sun-woo (born 20 March 1952) is a South Korean film director. Before his directorial debut, Jang made a name for himself by writing film criticism and scripts.
Jang Sun-woo is undoubtedly one of the most relevant and distinctive voices in contemporary Korean cinema. Since his debut feature, Seoul Jesus (1986), co-directed with Wan Son-u, his works have always displayed an incessant need to find and explore new resources in the language of cinema, and have often questioned audiences about controversial issues in Korean society. In the early 90s his films began to acquire international recognition, thus contributing to the detection of the first signs of a renewal in Korean cinema. In 1994, Hwaomkyung was awarded the Alfred Bauer Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival; in 1996, the International Film Festival Rotterdam chose Jang as one of its Filmmakers in Focus.
A couple of his subsequent features, Timeless, Bottomless, Bad Movie (1998) and Lies (1999) stirred… read more
The soundtrack is great. How can you not love Korean Acid House with weird vocals?