Samaritan Girl(Samaria)

  • Dir: Kim Ki-duk

  • South Korea, 2004, Korean, 97mins, 35mm

  • Cast: Lee Eol, Kwak Ji-min, Han Yeo-reum

To earn air tickets to Europe, two schoolgirls take up prostitution. When the blissful hooker, who identifies herself with Vasumitra in sexuality’s nurturing, dies in a police raid, her soulmate-cum-manager starts having sex with their former clients to pay back the money. Her search for self-atonement descends into violence as her doting father, a widower cop, decides to hunt down the men to save his daughter. A grotesque parody contrived to sanitise and/or deplore teenage prostitution, Kim’s dichotomous exploration of the madonna-whore complex won him his first Best Director at Berlinale.


Berlin International Film Festival: Silver Bear for Best Director


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