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cinematic magic: Han gong-ju

Monday, February 16, 2015

Han gong-ju (2013)
dir. Lee Su-jin
"Why do you swim so hard?"
-“In case I want to start over. Because my mind could change”.

trigger warning: sexual violence

Han Gong-ju is foremost a tragedy. Despite it's rather extreme issues, there is a sense of desperate honesty in the movie which is beautifully crafted and makes for a haunting coming of age story, that will continue to follow you once you've ventured back out into the real world. no joke.
There are many movies that tackles with sex/violence on screen and seems too easy. What's challenging is capturing the psychological profundity an extreme synthesis of these urges can have on an abandoned soul. This is that film.
I really hope you have the heart and the stomach to watch this. It has little to no dramatic flair but I bawled my eyes out at the end of it. Kudos to the director for managing the story so well and staying true to his own perspective of the issue.


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