Ji-sook who owns a ticket-selling teahouse in Sokcho takes three ladies from a job agency. Ms. Yang and Ms. Hong are skilled to seduce men but Se-young who has a boyfriend rejects customers’ demands.
Ji-sook, who owns a cafe that offers coffee as well as prostitution, hires three female workers from a job agency: Ms. Hong who has to pay her dad’s hospital bills, Ms. Yang who wants to be an actress, and naive Se-young who takes care of her family and her boyfriend’s tuition. This seemingly common film with a twist of social criticism contains serious, dark insights. The survival method that these characters take cannot be easily understood by common moral standards. The humane sentiments push them into corners. They are not unhappy because they are poor: they are unhappy because of the human flaws that make them greedy due to the poor circumstances. They are the disadvantaged who only have immoral choices. Director Im Kwontaek ruthlessly depicts the bare facets of humanity while screenwriter Song Gilhan sees it with cold eyes. [KIM Youngjin]
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