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An Old Lady

트레일러 재생

LIM Sun-Ae

  • South Korea
  • 2019
  • 100min
  • 15 +
  • color

fiction / rape / old woman

SYNOPSIS

A 69-year-old Hyo-jung is raped by a 29-year-old male nurse aid. After agonizing over it, Hyo-jung informs her cohabitant of it and reports to the police. However, the police claim it as nonsense and calls Hyo-jung a dementia patient. The court also rejects an arrest warrant on the grounds that the incident is improbable due to the age difference. Hyojung summons her courage and prepares to thunder against the perpetrator...

PROGRAM NOTE

69-year-old Hyo-jung, who is raped by a 29-year-old male nurse aid, decides to sue him and faces almost all kinds of adversities that a victim of sexual assault and a poor elderly woman can experience, including secondary victimization by a police officer and the chief nurse. Hyo-jung is repeatedly redefined as a woman who is prone to dementia due to depression, a woman who dresses well for her age, and thus a woman who is not likely to be sexually assaulted by a 29-year-old man.

 

What is noteworthy is the delicate literary synchronization of Hyo-jung’s adversity and the physical space where she stays. Hyo-jung, who lives off a poet Dong-in, cannot earn her living and has almost lost contact with her children. A scene where her neighbors ignore her while saying hello to Dong-in clearly illuminates where an elderly woman stands, in a blind spot that we cannot see (or do not try to see) clearly, although she is around us. It is no coincidence that the spaces where Hyo-jung stands are all immersed in darkness and that her face suddenly hardens on the way to overwhelm the assailant. This is why the journey of Hyo-jung, who barely showed her presence with her voice in darkness, to proclaim her dignity on a sunny rooftop, feels desolate. [KANG Bora]

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Director

  • LIM Sun-Ae
    After graduating Hongik University with an Advertising Multimedia Design degree, she studied screenwriting in School of Film, TV & Multimedia at Korea National University of Arts. She worked as a scripter for feature films and directed short films Not Bad (2004) and About It (2007). An Old Lady is her feature debut.

Credit

  • ProducerLEE Seung-Bok, PARK Kwansu
  • Cast YE Sujeong, KI Joobong, KIM Ju-Gyeong, KIM Joongki, KIM Taehun
  • Screenwriter LIM Sun-Ae
  • Cinematographer Sehee Rodrigo PARK
  • Editor LEE Younglim
  • Music KANG Minkook
  • Sound KIM Sukwon
  • Production Design KIM Jimin