200 Pound Beauty screens at the KCC

by Events Editor on 16 April, 2008 updated 18 August, 2018

in Event Notices | Film

200 Pound Beauty

The fourth film night at the Korean Cultural Centre on 24 April is the surprise hit of last year, 200 Pound Beauty.

Synopsis
Hanna is a lip sync vocalist for Ammy, the famous Korean pop singer. Even though she is always ignored because of her appearance, she has been a bright and lighthearted girl until Ammy humiliates her in front of Sang-jun, her secret love. At last she makes a decision of a lifetime to have plastic surgery all over her body.

Yong-hwa Kim, Director
Born in 1971, KIM majored in film at Chung-Ang University. In 2000, he made his graduation short film “Salty Fish”. The film got him invited to several international film festivals such as the Rochester International Film Festival and Houston International Film Festival, where he won prizes. He made his feature debut with the box office hit Oh! Brothers

A fairly unpromising scenario, but the general consensus among viewers is that it’s thoroughly entertaining, not least because of the stand-out performance by Kim A-jung / Kim Ah-joong / 김아중 (below)

Screening starts at 7pm, and as usual pre-booking is required by ringing 020 7004 2600 or emailing info at kccuk dot org dot uk. Well worth a look.

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

James Turnbull April 18, 2008 at 10:27 pm

It is indeed entertaining, and most viewers end up liking it despite themselves.

I’m doing a bit of research on the Korean plastic surgery industry at the moment, and, for all its flaws, it occurred to me that this is the only Korean movie I can think of that deals with the subject at all. I’d appreciate it if readers could pass on any more that they can think of.

Thanks in advance.

Jase April 20, 2008 at 3:34 pm

On the top of my head, the only film I can think of is kim Ki-duk’s Time. You can find the synopsis here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0497986/plotsummary. I will give it some thought and if I can think of some other films, I will let you know.

James Turnbull April 22, 2008 at 6:17 am

Thanks. Many other people on other forums and blogs have recommended it to me too, so I’ll definitely have to check it out.

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