Jong-du is a social misfit: fidgety, snuffling, laughing inappropriately, without a super ego. He meets Gong-ju, a young woman disabled severely by cerebral palsy. Both are abused by their families, and both are used by them as well. Is there a place in the world for these two inarticulate people?
A love story by Lee Chang-dong? Sign us up. This brave, obstinate, open-minded film looks at the romance that brews between two misfits, as they face the challenges of difference and family abandonment. Only Lee could marshall a love tale like this, wrapped in wriggle-in-your-seat discomfort!
Michelangelo Antonioni, 1957, Italy
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Yeşim Ustaoğlu, 1999, Turkey
Erick Zonca, 2008, France
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Walter Salles, 2004, Argentina
Harmony Korine, 2007, United States