Directed by: Jang Cheol-soo
Starring: Seo Young-hee (Bok-nam), Ji Sung-won (Hae-won), Lee Ji-eun (Yeon-hee), Park Jeong-hak (Man-jong), Baek Su-ryun (Grandmother), Bae Sung-woo (Cheol-jong)
Country: South Korea; Effed Up Asian Films
Language: Korean; Effed Up Korean Movies
Genres: Gore-Gruesome, Old-Young, Revenge, Domestic Abuse
Plot – Spoilers:
A Seoul bank employee, Hae-won, is cold to people in need of her help and to others who reach out to her from her past. After an incident at work where she loses her job, she heads to a small island where she spent a few summers as a kid with her grandfather.
The islanders are mostly old people wary of her, but her childhood friend, Bok-nam, is excited to meet her again after all those years. Bok-nam is now a slovenly woman, bullied and treated like shit by everyone around. To her, Hae-won represents everything aspirational and perhaps a way out of her daily grind. Hae-won though, enjoys Bok-nam’s company as a vacation-friend and finds it hard to seek anything deeper there.