Virgin Stripped bare by her bachelors
Director: Hong Sang-soo
Screenwriter: Hong Sang-soo
Cinematographer: Choi Younh-taek
Editor: Ham Sung-won
Music: Ok Gil-sung
Cast: Eun Joo-lee, Bosuk Jung, Sung K.-moon
Production: Miracin Korea
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35 mm, Colour, 127 min, OV Korean with French subtitles.
Jae Haon is expecting a callfrom Soo-jung in a hotel room. She calls and tells him she won't came. Soo-jung is a young student in her twenties. She works as a produc tion assistant in small video company where Young Soo is the manager. She and Jae Haon studied art together. Now Jae Haon owns an art galle ry. She is still a virgin and keeps spurning her part ners' advances. Bath Young Soo and Jae Haon would like to be the first one ... "Of Soo-jung", the Korean title, is more evocative than the French one and is a quotation of Marcel Duchamp . Unlike other recent Korean films also dealing with sex, this film is full of tact , decency and humour. Hong Sang-soo, who likes to play with time and various points of view, has achieved an original and audacious direction, thus proving the vitality of Korea cinema today.