AKA: A-beo-ji-neun Gae-da
Directed by: Lee Sang-woo
Starring: Kwan Bum-tack (Father), Lee Si-ho (Oldest brother), Lee Tae-rim (Gwang-soo), Kim Hun (Gwang-yeol)
Country: South Korea; Effed Up Asian Films
Language: Korean; Effed Up Korean Cinema
Genres: Siblings-Family, Domestic Abuse, Gay, Misery-Depressing-Mental Illness, Old-Young
Plot – Spoilers:
Three brothers in a Korean family miss their recently deceased mother badly. The feeling is accentuated by their tyrannical father who treats them like shit. One of the brothers is retarded and wears a helmet which is often useful when he gets smacked on the head. Another is an artist who mostly couldn’t give a shit about anything other than his painting needs. The oldest brother is the one keeping things together, and his protective instincts towards his brothers often blurs any option they might have to make it outside of the shadow of their father.
Things get worse when it turns out Dad has a young male lover whom he brings home to dote and fuss over. The young man is high for a while on the attention, but soon learns that cruelty cannot be selective and is often a latent trait.