Director: Jeong Byeong Gil
Runtime: 129 minutes
Country: South Korea
Language: Korean with English subtitles
Rating: M18 (Violence)
12 October, Saturday – 8PM
This Korean actioner is one of the few featuring a female protagonist. Kim Ok-bin is Sook-hee, an assassin trained by criminals from childhood. Long swearing revenge for her father’s murder, she is derailed by her husband/mentor’s slaying. Sook-hee slaughters those responsible, is caught by authorities, and forced into an all-female assassin school. Carrying her husband’s child, Sook-hee raises her daughter there. Upon graduation, she goes undercover as an actress. When a man from the past reemerges and another enters her present, Sook-hee’s two lives collide, revealing her a pawn on both sides of the law. A unique neo-noir, its heroine’s contested identity functions as the site where hegemonic femininities implode, as she frees herself from patriarchal structures governing her life.
– All film screenings are held at Oldham Theatre, National Archives of Singapore.
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