Tuesday, October 31, 2006
"The Birdcage Inn" (파란대문) is about this young girl Jin-a moves in a family inn as "the girl" by the locals, so the landlady can make money from her prostitution activity. As a consequence, this "family" business gets everybody involved deeper than they anticipated.
Director Kim never shies away from shocking his audience by his original characters. I really like some of them in this film. Most of the men seem ordinary and they are not bad people (except one), but they all seem to surrender to their sexual urge.
It's a sad story with great performance by the lead actress. But I feel it's a little strange why the girl has to stay at the inn to be a prostitute.
My rating: 7 out of 10.