No pain, no gain. This is the motto of the Yoo family: the father is a successful doctor, the mother supervises their daughter’s scholastic performance from the vantage point of their beautiful home. Then cracks appear in the facade which soon deepen and spread. In particular, the father seems to be losing control – he is suddenly faced with a sexual harassment lawsuit and an absurd running battle with a taxi driver. Little by little, the family loses their grip on reality, a process impressively documented by Min Byung-hun both visually and narratively. He paints a portrait of a maniacally performance-oriented world in Korea, from which in the end escape remains the only option – in one form or another.
Republic of Korea (South Korea)
OV with English subtitles
Jang Hyun-sung, Choi Jungwon, Oh Yujin
Kim Dongkyung, Min Byung-hun
Min Byung-hun, Lee Sang-hun, Kim Bum-keun
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