Jae-hee, a new employee, is having difficulty with sexual harassment at her office. She is a passive woman who has trouble expressing negative feelings. Jung-Ae, who has been working for in the company for the past eight years, feels stifled at how Jae-hee is handling her predicament. Regardless, Jung-Ae is too preoccupied with surviving in the company. On the day of the first office dinner, Assistant Manager Kim’s subtle sexual harassment appears in a more direct form and Jae-hee tries to confront the offender directly about what a hard time she had been having because of him. However, Kim instead gets angry as he feels that Jae-hee’s accusations are disagreeable and impudent for a new employee. In despair at this reaction, Jae-hee ends up requesting a public apology from Kim. Jung-Ae finds out about this belatedly and reflects upon how she had took an averted attitude towards the situation. She persuades Jae-hee to continue working at the company. Jae-hee succumbs only to realize that the anticipated public apology ends as a formality, and that sexual harassment in the company continues.
JANG Hee-sunJANG Hee-sun
Graduated from Ewha Womans University in 1995, Jang Hee-sun received an award at the 1st IWFFIS for her short film Welcome (1996) and Drying Red Pepper (1999) also won at the 4th IWFFIS and screened at the 50th Berlin International Film Festival in 2000. After her film studies at Yong-in University, she has participated in research projects such as ‘Female Body and Beauty’ and ‘Female Body and Childbirth’ respectively, which were organized by the Ministry of Gender Equality in 2002 and 2003. Her film Friendly and Harmonious has been screened at the 8th IWFFIS.