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Jahr

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Areum Married

Documentary Film
South Korea
2019
86 minutes

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Areum Parkkang
Moonkyung Kim
Areum Parkkang
Seong Heo
Areum Parkkang
Moonkyung Kim
Areum Parkkang
Areum Parkkang
Nayoon Lim
Lang Lee
De_bong
Areum Parkkang
Areum Parkkang
While working on her first documentary film, director Areum meets a progressive party activist and chef, Seongman, and gets married. After getting married, she takes Seongman with her to study in France, something she has been long preparing to do. In France, the only thing Seongman can do is housework. Not being able to read or speak the language leaves Seongman in depression, whilst Areum, the one responsible for their financial and administrative duties, gets pregnant. In order to help Seongman get over his depression, Areum suggests they start running “Oegil Restaurant” – a project to cook and serve a limited number of guests on specific days. But after the birth of their baby, Areum starts concentrating on her studies and filmmaking, leaving Seongman alone in parenting. This leads to frequent aggressive fights and to Seongman declaring a strike. Will Areum be able to juggle both her marriage and her film?
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Tiger and Ox

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Seunghee Kim
Seunghee Kim
Seunghee Kim
Seunghee Kim
Seunghee Kim
Seunghee Kim
Seunghee Kim
Seunghee Kim
Yeonsuk Kim
Seunghee Kim
What does divorce mean to women in Korean patriarchal society? Is a fatherless family a failure? In order to find the answer to the questions, a single mother and her daughter start the conversation.