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Thursday, April 17, 2008 at 6:30PM
Young-Ja's Heyday 영자의 전성 시대
1975, 107 minutes
Director: Kim Ho-seon
Cast: Yeom Bok-sun, Song Jae-ho and Choi Bul-am
Also known as The Golden Age of Young-Ja and Young-Ja: On the Loose

A colorful melodrama of lust and innocence lost, Young-Ja's Heyday was a box-office hit and serves as a flamboyant introduction to a key Korean genre: the hostess film. Told through the reminiscences of an old flame, this cautionary tale of a woman's tragic moral and physical downfall has drawn comparisons with Kenji Mizoguchi's elegiac films, which also focus on unhappy and exploited women.

Official Website: http://www.koreasociety.org/arts/film/classic_movie_night.html

Added by Fumio on April 9, 2008

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