Most Anticipated Korean Films of 2016

8. The Bacchus Lady
죽여주는 여자
Dir: E J-yong (Untold Scandal , 2003)
Cast: Youn Yuh-jung (The Insect Woman, 1972)
Production: Korean Academy of Film Arts
Distribution: M-Line Distribution
Filming Dates: Fall 2015
Status: Completed
Genre: Drama

Plot: An elderly woman works as a prostitute for senior clients in central Seoul. She ends up taking care of a young Filipino boy, whose mother has been incarcerated, and unwittingly finds herself helping old, lonely men end their lives.

What to expect: E J-yong directs the legendary Youn Yuh-jung in a bold role as an elderly prostitute. Though the story is fictional, the setting is very real and has been a big issue in Korea, a country where most seniors live below the poverty line. Another very exciting premiere for Berlin.

When can we see it? It premieres in Berlin next month.

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