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1 November 2017: People in the Slum


People in the Slum
Bae Chang-ho
1982 | 108 min | Colour | DCP
Introduced by Mark Morris followed by Q&A with the Director

A shantytown miles south of Seoul has collected poor people and misfits from all over the country into its twisting alleyways and scruffy landscape. Myeong-suk, a fading beauty among the tough women there, is known as ëblack gloveí for the one on her hand badly burnt in saving her baby boy. Myeong-suk tries to raise her son, keep one step ahead of her dodgy husband and run a small grocery shop. But her ex-husband is out of jail, again, and drives his nice green taxi cab right back into her already complicated life.

Part of The London Korean Film Festival 2017