Promise of the Flesh (Yugcheui yagsog)

  • Dir: Kim Ki-Young

  • South Korea, 1975, Korean, 105 min, DCP

  • Cast: Lee Jeong-kil, Kim Jee-mi, Park Jeong-ja

While Kim Ki-young is no stranger to remaking his own films throughout his career, the director chose to remake the much respected Lee Man-hee’s 1966 classic Late Autumn into this high camp, crazed love story. Jumping through flashbacks and the present, the film chronicles one woman’s devastating journey through abuse and exploitation before encountering true love during a special temporary parole from prison. Highly stylized and bombastically melodramatic, Kim’s disturbing and blunt depiction of toxic masculinity and the deep emotional scars it leaves on women is simply heartbreaking.

Daejong Film Awards : Best Actress and Best Recording



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