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The Bacchus Lady
The Bacchus Lady
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THE BACCHUS LADY

Jug-yeo-ju-neun Yeo-ja

Directed by E J-yong
South Korea, 2016
Drama

Synopsis

So-young is a “Bacchus Lady”, making her living as an elderly sex worker. When she visits the hospital for an STI, she meets a motherless Korean-Filipino child and decides to care for him. However, despite her decency and kindness, or more so because of it, So-young’s life takes a darker turn.

Synopsis

So-young is a “Bacchus Lady”, making her living as an elderly sex worker. When she visits the hospital for an STI, she meets a motherless Korean-Filipino child and decides to care for him. However, despite her decency and kindness, or more so because of it, So-young’s life takes a darker turn.

Our take

Youn Yuh-jung gained international fame after winning an Oscar® for her masterful performance in her Hollywood debut, Minari. In The Bacchus Lady, the actor shows why she is a cherished fixture of Korean cinema, bringing subtlety and poignancy to this compelling portrait of an elderly sex worker.