by Kim Ki-young
Director: Kim Ki-young
Script: Kim Ki-young
Cinematographer: Kim Deok-jin
Editing: Oh Young-geun
Art. Dir.: Park Seok-in
Music: Lee Eun-shim, Kim Jin-kyu, Ju Jeung-nyeo, Eon Aeng-ran
Production: Korean Munye Films Co., Ltd.
5 Impasse Carrière-Mainguet
75 011 Paris
0033 1 42 24 10 86
DCP, B & W, 110 min
OV Korean with French Subtitles
A family has just moved into a big, new house. The father, Dong-sik, teaches music in a factory for women. In order to bring relief to his wife who is extremely tired, he accepts to take on a maid recommended by a young female worker to whom he gives individual piano lessons and to whom he is not indifferent. The newcomer, who behaves ambiguously, has fun eavesdropping or frightening the children. When she starts having an affair with Dongsik, the household slowly falls under the maid's influence.
“It is striking to see how, in a totally new way, Kim Ki-young shreds to pieces the concept of the bourgeois family. [...] He is capable of capturing the beauty at the heart of the destruction, the humour within the violence.” Park Chang-wok