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Birdcage Inn (DVD) (HD Remastering Edition) (Korea Version) DVD Region 3

Bang Eun Jin (Actor) | Jang Dong Jik (Actor) | Lee Ji Eun (Actor) | Lee Hye Eun (Actor)
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Birdcage Inn (DVD) (HD Remastering Edition) (Korea Version)
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An early entry from Korean auteur Kim Ki Duk, Birdcage Inn, like his other films of this period and Bad Guy, takes a close but heartfelt look at the seedy world of prostitution.

Lee Ji Eun stars as Jin Ah, a Seoul prostitute who moves out to Pohang when the red light districts in the capital are demolished. She moves in to the Birdcage Inn and takes up the position of prostitute-in-residence, giving a cut of her money to the family that run the Inn in return for room and board.

The family's eldest daughter, Hye Mi (Lee Hae Eun), takes an instant dislike to Jin Ah and they clash at every possible opportunity. Jin Ah tries hard to befriend Hye Mi, but to no avail. Matters become increasingly complex when Jin Ah's former pimp appears on the scene, Hye Mi's younger brother takes a shine to Jin Ah, and Hye Mi's boyfriend comes between the two women.

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Product Title: Birdcage Inn (DVD) (HD Remastering Edition) (Korea Version) 情色屋簷下 (DVD) (HD Remastering Edition) (韓國版) 情色屋檐下 (DVD) (HD Remastering Edition) (韩国版) Birdcage Inn (DVD) (HD Remastering Edition) (Korea Version) 파란 대문 (DVD) (HD 리마스터링) (한국판)
Also known as: 雛妓 / 雀籠客棧 雏妓 / 雀笼客栈
Artist Name(s): Bang Eun Jin (Actor) | Jang Dong Jik (Actor) | Lee Ji Eun (Actor) | Lee Hye Eun (Actor) | Ahn Jae Mo (Actor) 方銀珍 (Actor) | 張東植 (Actor) | 李智銀 (Actor) | Lee Hye Eun (Actor) | 安宰模 (Actor) 方银珍 (Actor) | 张东植 (Actor) | 李智银 (Actor) | Lee Hye Eun (Actor) | 安宰模 (Actor) パン・ウンジン (Actor) | チャン・ドンジク (Actor) | イ・ジウン (Actor) | Lee Hye Eun (Actor) | アン・ジェモ (Actor) 방 은진 (Actor) | 장 동직 (Actor) | 이 지은 (Actor) | 이혜은 (Actor) | 안 재모 (Actor)
Director: Kim Ki Duk 金 基德 金 基德 キム・ギドク 김기덕
Release Date: 2022-09-21
Language: Korean
Subtitles: English, Korean
Place of Origin: South Korea
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: 3 - South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan) What is it?
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1116285014

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파란 대문 (DVD) (HD 리마스터링) (한국판)

*Sound mix:1.78:1 / 아나몰픽 와이드스크린
*Screen format:Korean Dolby Digital 2.0

*Director:김기덕

서울의 창녀촌이 철거되면서 모두 지방으로 뿔뿔이 흩어지고 진아(이지은 분)도 포항의 '새장 여인숙'으로 오게된다. 그곳에는 아버지, 어머니, 진아와 동갑내기 여대생 혜미(이혜은 분), 그리고 고등학교에 다니는 현우(안재모 분)가 한 가족으로 살아가고 있다. 밤마다 손님방에 들어가야하는 여자와 여대생으로 행복하게 살아가는 여자의 갈등이 시작된다. 몸을 파는 진아를 경멸하는 혜미, 그리고 性에 대해 솔직하지 못한 혜미가 진아에 대해 느끼는 미묘한 심리.
진아는 혜미의 남자 친구 진호(손민석 분)와 관계를 가질 상황에 놓이게 되고 아버지와 현우도 진아와 관계를 가지는 등 파란 대문 안의 갈등은 고조된다. 그러나 가장 큰 문제는 진아와 혜미 인생에 있어서 가장 아름다운 시절을 살아가는 두 여자의 대비되는 환경과 여기에 더해진 두 사람간의 미묘한 性심리가 갈등을 증폭시키고 있는 것이다. 性을 파는 반면 性으로부터 자유로운 진아와 닫히고 위선적인 性의 혜미. 진아의 누드 사진 파문과 자살 기도 등으로 상황은 갈 수록 악화되고. 충돌 직전의 상황에서 진아와 혜미는 서로의 일상에서 수많은 공통점을 발견하고 두 사람 사이에 놓인 性이라는 이질감은 서서히 화해의 매개로 전환된다. 혜미는 진아에게 우정을 표하는 수단으로 자신의 性을 사용하는 파격적인 일을 벌이고 한계를 넘어선 두 사람의 따뜻한 우정이 파란 대문안을 가득 채운다. 그리고 눈 내리는 어느 날, 혜미는 아픈 진아를 대신해 여인숙을 찾은 남자에게 몸을 맡긴다.
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Professional Review of "Birdcage Inn (DVD) (HD Remastering Edition) (Korea Version)"

January 11, 2006

This professional review refers to Birdcage Inn
I confess that I always approach Kim Ki Duk films with some trepidation. It's not that they're bad: Kim is a master filmmaker, and just about every film he's made is a work of art. It's just that Kim's films are visceral. Kim's films explore the pain of life, probing with bloody fingers into the meat of human suffering. In short, Kim's films hurt.

Birdcage Inn is no different. The characters are all unhappy, with a pain that's visible but never discussed. But don't imagine for a moment that this makes it a bad film. Kim has a gift for taking us on a journey through the intimate lives of ordinary people, and in this case we see the world of cheap seaside prostitution.

In Birdcage Inn, Kim takes us into the grim existence of people on the margin of society, without slipping into melodrama. Jin Ah, 'the girl', is requested by male guests with the same impersonal casualness with which they'd order a pot of tea. Lee Ji Eun's performance makes Jin Ah a gentle unassuming girl whose demeanor implicitly condones her own depersonalization, even as she herself clearly suffers from it.

Part of the magic of Kim's films is that the interaction, the expression, is largely conveyed without words. There are no lengthy explanations of how characters feel, or why they behave as they do, or what they want. They simply act and react, letting the emotions show through. And you can be assured that, in a Kim Ki Duk film, these ordinary emotions will be expressed in ways that take us beyond our everyday world. So Hye Mi doesn't abuse Jin Ah: she simply snatches the toothpaste when Jin Ah reaches for it. When Jin Ah and Hye Mi's father (as the inn's owner) are arrested and jailed briefly, Jin Ah's wordless tears provoke a clumsy gesture of comfort that mistakes the cause and makes her cry all the harder.

Lee Hae Eun, as Hye Mi, the daughter of the brothel owners who resents her family's business, is captivating. Her forceful and constant rejection of Jin Ah is played straight and without histrionics, and her development over the course of the film is gradual and credible. There's a strong thread of sexual awakening, and acceptance or rejection of aspects of sexual interaction, which demonstrate Kim's mastery. No predictable plot for him, in this or any other aspect: his characters each come to their own accommodation, each finding within themselves not an answer, but a means of surviving.

Another aspect of Kim's films that causes me trouble is that they're just so damned hard to write about. It's very difficult to describe the journey contained somehow between opening and closing credits, except to say that it is a journey, an odyssey, an experience that changes the viewer forever. Kim's films are slow, meandering, and filled with the pain of ordinary people. They're not comfortable films, not easily digested, nor will they appeal to all. But they are films that will make you think, films that will return to your mind day after day. They are films that will make you question some of your assumptions about the world and its ways. And, most of all, films that will make you feel, intensely.

8.5 shoes left forlorn in the snow out of 10

by Alison Jobling - heroic-cinema.com

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Customer Review of "Birdcage Inn (DVD) (HD Remastering Edition) (Korea Version)"

Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10 (2)

Anonymous

April 27, 2001

This customer review refers to Birdcage Inn
1 people found this review helpful

Every woman dreams of becoming a hooker... Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
When a whore house in Seoul closes down, Jin-Ah comes to Po-Hang to work for a small motel. The family who hires her includes a daughter of the same age, Hae-Mi, and a son, who can't keep his eyes off her. But then, neither can their father. Hae-Mi hates Jin-Ah for being a hooker and hates living with her. Hae-Mi also is pressured by her boy friend to have sex and when she rejects him, he ends up coming to this blue gated motel... I liked this movie a lot and would recommend it
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Anonymous

April 23, 2001

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2 people found this review helpful

Great!!!! Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
Watch this movie!!!!! All women at one point fantasize of becoming a hooker... When a whore house in Seoul closes down, Jin-Ah comes to Po-Hang to work for a small motel. The family who hires her includes a daughter of the same age, Hae-Mi, and a son, who can't keep his eyes off her. But then, neither can their father. Hae-Mi hates Jin-Ah for being a hooker and hates living with her. Hae-Mi also is pressured by her boy friend to have sex and when she rejects him, he ends up coming to this blue gated motel... Director: Kim Gi-Duck Starring: Lee Ji-Eun and Lee Hae-Eun
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