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Jang Sun-woo season: Lovers in Woomuk-baemi at the KCC

The Jang Sun-woo season winds up on Thursday with one of’s top 10 films of the 1990s:

Lovers in Woomuk-baemiLovers in Woomukbaemi
7pm, Thursday 26th August

Director: Jang Sun-woo
Cast: Park Joong-hoon, Choi Myoung-gil
Genre: Drama
Certificate: 18 (South Korea)
Running Time: 114 mins

The Korean Cultural Centre UK Ground Floor, Grand Buildings 1-3 Strand, London WC2N 5BW

Booking is required, please email [email protected] or call 020 7004 2600 to reserve your place. Admission is free.

The Film
Lovers in Woomukbaemi is different type of film compared to Jang Sun-woo’s previously screened in this retrospective. Lovers has far more of a comedic touch to any subject previously tackled by the director. Situated in the small poverty stricken town, Woomukbaemi, South Korea, it centres on a clothes factory manager and the triangular relationship between himself, his insatiably jealous and violent wife and one of his employees. Each character helps to represent Jang Sun-woo’s perceptions of the thoughts, feelings and humour of the lower class at the time. A hugely funny film yet not any less important than any of Jang Sun-woo’s other films.

Lovers in Woomuk-baemi

This film will be screened from a VHS copy and the quality may not live up to DVD expectations.

We hope you will join us for this night, the last in our ‘Jang Sun-woo Variations’ theme running throughout August. To reserve your place please rsvp to [email protected] or call +44 (0)20 7004 2600. Admission is free.

Please be advised that visitors cannot be admitted after 7.10pm.

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(automatically generated) Read LKL’s review of this event here.

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