The next film in The Korea Society's Classic Movie Night will be Kim Hong-joon's La Vie En Rose. It will be shown this Thursday, November 20th, 2008 at 6:30 PM.
Three fugitives from the law find an unlikely hideout at a 24/7 comic book (manhwa) rental shop run by a beautiful woman known only as “Madam” (Choi Myeong-gil).
One of them is the owner’s half-brother Jee-ho (Cha Gwang-su), a labor activist; the second is Dong-pal (Choi Jae-sung), a bottom-of-the-heap gangster; the third man is Yu-jin (Lee Ji-hyung), a penniless, mild-mannered poet.
As days and nights go by, an intricate web of erratic relationships forms among the guests, against the background of a bleak, blue-collar district of Seoul in the 1980s.