If the melodramatic male fantasy consists of a woman heading toward death when she cannot sublimate her desire, the question becomes, “How do you portray this fantasy?” This film explores that question through the form of romantic comedy. College professor, Jae-Hoon takes off to Jinhae with his wife’s friend Yeo-Ok after being asked by Yeo-Ok. To save her husband who is incarcerated in a police station located in Jinhae. The local festival makes it difficult for the two to find accommodations, but they finally manage to find a place where Yeo-Ok sleeps while Jae-Hoon takes the storage room despite the inconvenience. Jae-Hoon struggles to surpress his desires for the attractive Yeo-Ok, and he almost succeeds with the help of his intellectualized belief in monogamy until a student entices him into indiscretion. This film is more or less an educational piece that becomes a prelude to the state-governed family policy of the 70s, but the film still provide, interesting points about unrevealed male fantasies. Jae-Hoon’s fantasy becomes a comic representation of the modern patriarch who transforms Yeo-Ok from a lady to a temptress. (Nam In-Young)
Cho Mun-JinCho Mun-Jin
Born in Manchuria in 1935, Cho Mun-Jin made his debut with The Embrace in 1969. He directed more than 40 films including Always a Stranger(1969), Two sons(1971), and The Window(1978). He was a chairman at Directors’ Guild of Korea in 1987. He won the Grand Bell Award for his screenplays.