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Films from the 70s: Lee Jin-mo’s The Shower screens at the KCC

The 67th Korean Film Night at the KCC this Thursday continues the series of films from the 1970s:

The Shower posterThe Shower (1978)

7pm, Thursday 24th March

Director: Lee Jin-mo
Cast: Lee Young-soo, Jo Yun-suk
Certificate: 12 (South Korea)
Running Time: 99 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

Country boy Suk-ie (Lee Young-su) meets Yeon-ie (Cho Yun-suk), a girl from Seoul who has just transferred to his school. Suk-ie likes his pretty new classmate, but hides his true feelings and expresses his affection indirectly by picking on her. When she fails to show up at school for several days in a row, he becomes worried. After she returns to school, he secretly follows her. He rescues her from the mean antics of a group of boys, and the two strike up a friendship. Suk-ie and Yeon-ie decide to explore a hill on the far side of the village. As they pass through the country roads and forests, having a marvelous time together, it begins to rain. They take shelter from the shower in a gazebo, but Yeon-ie takes a chill and becomes sick. She dies soon thereafter, leaving the final wish to be buried in the blouse and skirt she wore on the day she spent with Suk-ie.

Source: Korean Film Archive

Please remember to add us on and tweet us your review of the film to be in with a chance to win a fantastic Korean film DVD! 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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