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Mai Ratima (DVD) (2-Disc) (Korea Version) DVD Region 3

Yoo Ji Tae (Director) | Bae Soo Bin (Actor) | So Yoo Jin (Actor) | Park Ji Soo
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Having helmed many short films over the years, actor Yoo Ji Tae finally directed his first full-length feature Mai Ratima, which premiered at the 2012 Busan Film Festival. The film's title is the name of one of its protagonists, a 22-year-old Thai woman (newcomer Park Ji Soo) who comes to Korea as a mail-order bride. Life is tough for Mai, as her husband (Lee Joon Hyuk) is mentally slow and she has to endure constant abuse from her brother-in-law and mother-in-law. Down-and-out Soo Young (Bae Soo Bin, 26 Years) becomes her unlikely savior and the two run off to Seoul together, but life in the big city is just as unforgiving. Things begin to look up for Soo Young after he meets bar hostess Young Jin (So Yoo Jin, Golden Fish) while Mai descends to the streets. Yoo Ji Tae's impressive debut feature explores the experiences of poor workers and Southeast Asian women in Korea, frankly depicting the hardships and discrimination faced by those on the fringe of society.

This edition includes making-of, highlights and trailers.

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Product Title: Mai Ratima (DVD) (2-Disc) (Korea Version) Mai Ratima (DVD) (2-Disc) (韓國版) Mai Ratima (DVD) (2-Disc) (韩国版) マイラティマ (DVD) (2-Disc) (韓国版) 마이 라띠마 (DVD) (2디스크) (한국판)
Also known as: 虎尾蘭之夢 虎尾兰之梦
Artist Name(s): Bae Soo Bin (Actor) | So Yoo Jin (Actor) | Park Ji Soo 裴秀彬 (Actor) | 蘇有珍 (Actor) | Park Ji Soo 裴秀彬 (Actor) | 苏有珍 (Actor) | Park Ji Soo ペ・スビン (Actor) | ソ・ユジン (Actor) | Park Ji Soo 배수빈 (Actor) | 소 유진 (Actor) | 박지수
Director: Yoo Ji Tae 劉 智泰 刘 智泰 ユ・ジテ 유지태
Release Date: 2013-09-30
Language: Korean
Subtitles: English, Korean
Country 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?
Rating: III
Publisher: Candle Media
Other Information: 2-Disc
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1034080404

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마이 라띠마 (DVD) (2디스크) (한국판)

*Screen Format: 2.35 :1 Anamorphic Widescreen
*Sound Mix: Dolby Digital 5.1 / Dolby Digital 2.0
*Extras:
1. 메이킹
2. 하이라이트
3. 본 예고편
4. 예고편

*Director: 유지태

KEY POINT / PRODUCTION NOTE
세계가 먼저 인정했다!
해외 언론의 끊임없는 극찬, 배우에서 감독으로 우뚝 선 유지태
박찬욱, 홍상수, 허진호 등 대한민국 거장 감독들의 작품에서 부드러운 이면 뒤에 숨겨진 카리스마 있는 강렬한 연기로 국내뿐만 아니라 해외에서도 주목 받아온 배우 유지태. 그가 오랜 시간 가슴 속에 품어온 영화에 대한 열정으로 꾸준히 단편 영화 연출에 이어, 첫 장편 연출작 <마이 라띠마>로 해외에서 끊임없는 호평 속에서 작품성을 인정받으며 배우에서 감독으로 새롭게 우뚝 섰다.
영화 <마이 라띠마>는 국내 공식 개봉 이전, 해외에서 먼저 화제를 모으고 있는 작품. 제 15회 도빌 아시아 영화제 심사위원 대상 수상을 거머쥐며, 신인답지 않은 뛰어난 연출력과 깊이 있는 통찰력으로 해외 주요 언론의 극찬이 끊이지 않았다. 도빌 아시아 영화제의 심사위원장 Jerome Clement는 “예민한 소재임에도 감독의 뛰어난 통찰력으로 아름답게 표현되었다. 이 영화가 그의 첫 영화라는 게 놀랍다.“ 며 대상 선정 이유를 밝혔다. 또한, 지난해 부산국제영화제에 공식 초청을 받아, 관객 및 평론가들의 감탄을 자아내며 ‘스크린 인터내셔널’, ‘버라이어티’ 등 세계적인 영화 전문지에서 호평을 받은 바 있다.
그 동안 다양한 작품에서 연기 활동을 펼치면서도 영화 연출에 대한 꿈을 위해 꾸준히 달려온 유지태. 단편 영화 <초대>, <나도 모르게>, <장님은 무슨 꿈을 꿀까요>, <자전거 소년>으로 국내외 유수의 영화제에서 수상하며 연출력과 작품의 완성도를 인정받아, 감독으로서 자신만의 영화세계를 매만져왔다. 이제 배우에서 감독으로 세계에 우뚝 선 유지태 감독은 세상이 등돌린 외로운 두 남녀의 고독한 사랑이야기를 그린 <마이 라띠마>로 관객과의 만남을 기다리고 있다. 해외 영화제 수상 및 극찬에 이어, 국내 관객들에게도 어떤 영화적 재미와 감동을 안겨주며 한국영화계에 새로운 반향을 일으킬지 기대된다.

한국영화계가 주목해야 할 배우의 발견!
배수빈의 파격변신!
소유진의 재발견!
그리고 강렬한 데뷔 박지수!
영화 <마이 라띠마>는 한국영화계가 주목해야 할 배우들의 새로운 발견을 안겨준다. 세상이 등돌린 외로운 두 남녀를 연기한 배수빈과 박지수는 완벽하게 캐릭터를 소화해내며 배우로서 연기의 진가를 보여주었다. 또한 소유진은 그 동안 보여주지 않았던 파격변신을 선보이며 연기인생의 전환점을 맞이하고 있다.
파격적인 연기변신으로 열연을 펼친 배우 배수빈의 재발견. 그 동안 드라마와 영화에서 도시적인 매력을 지닌 훈남 캐릭터를 보여준 배수빈은 지금까지의 연기 스타일에서 벗어나 혐오와 자책, 슬픔과 분노 등 다양한 감정선을 넘나들며 세상에 홀로 버려진 ‘수영’을 완벽히 소화해냈다. 특히 가진 것도 기댈 곳도 없는 남자의 극단적인 감정 연기에서는 촬영이 끝난 뒤에도 쉽게 식지 않는 열기로, 마치 실제 ‘수영’이 된 모습을 보여줘 유지태 감독과 현장 스탭들의 갈채를 받기도 했다. 또한, 수영에게 치명적인 매력으로 다가오는 ‘영진’역의 소유진의 과감한 변신이 눈길을 끈다. 그동안 깜찍 발랄한 이미지로 대중에게 사랑 받아온 소유진은 화려하고 강렬한 이미지 변신부터 거부할 수 없는 매력을 지닌 팜므파탈 캐릭터로 연기인생의 새로운 전환점을 맞이한다.
<마이 라띠마>의 타이틀 롤을 거머쥔 박지수는 2013년 강렬한 신인 여배우의 탄생을 알리고 있다. 국제 결혼으로 한국에 온 태국여성 ‘마이 라띠마’ 캐스팅에 많은 고민을 안고 있었던 제작진은 한달 여 간의 오디션 끝에 감독과 스탭들의 만장일치로 박지수를 발탁. 첫 연기 도전으로 많은 시행착오가 있었던 박지수는 유지태 감독의 디테일하고 섬세한 연기연출과 배수빈, 소유진을 비롯한 많은 선배 배우들의 코칭, 그리고 스텝들의 도움으로 한국에서 힘들게 살아가는 태국 이주여성의 복잡한 심리와 가슴 속 고통을 세밀한 내면연기로 승화시켰다. 또한, 신인으로 감당하기 쉽지 않은 과감한 노출연기와 감정 씬에서 탈진할 정도로 열연을 펼쳐 현장 스탭들의 감탄이 쏟아졌다. 차세대 여배우가 없는 한국영화계에서 박지수는 지난해 화제를 모으며 등장한 <은교>의 김고은에 이어, 평단과 관객을 사로잡으며 충무로 블루칩으로 떠오를 것이다.
영화 <마이 라띠마>는 완성도 높은 작품성과 뛰어난 연출력뿐만 아니라 배우로서의 진가를 보여준 배수빈과 제2의 연기인생을 맞이하는 소유진의 파격변신, 신선하고 강렬한 신인 여배우 박지수의 발견만으로도 올해 가장 주목할만한 작품이 될 것이다.

사랑 그 이상의 깊은 감동!
휴먼 멜로의 따뜻함과 사회에 대한 차가운 메시지가 전하는 강한 여운
세상이 등돌린 외로운 두 남녀의 고독한 사랑이야기를 그린 <마이 라띠마>는 휴먼 멜로의 따뜻함과 사회에 대한 차가운 메시지로 가슴 먹먹한 여운과 깊은 감동을 안겨준다. 불법체류자 신분으로 돌아갈 곳이 없는 마이 라띠마와 세상이 외면한 수영은 우연히 만나게 되고, 같은 상처를 공유하며 위태로운 사랑을 시작하게 된다. 영화 <마이 라띠마>는 삶의 끝자락에서 만난 두 남녀의 사랑과 함께 해외 원정 결혼에 대한 현실과 아픔을 날카로운 통찰력으로 담아냈다. 단순한 사랑을 뛰어넘어 현대를 살아가는 우리에게 다시 한번 생각해봐야 할 현실적이고 사회적인 메시지를 던져주고 있는 것. 이에 해외 영화제 관계자는 “외국인 이민문제는 비단 한국만의 문제가 아니라 국제적으로 벌어지는 문제이기 때문에 공감을 얻어낼 수 있다.”며 전세계적으로 공감할 수 있는 메시지에 대해 높게 평가했다.
유지태 감독이 작품 의도에서 밝힌 것처럼 영화 <마이 라띠마>는 “사람 사이의 진한 드라마를 통해 가슴 먹먹한 여운을 선사하며 끝나지 않는 로드 무비”이다. 현대를 살아가는 사람들의 아픔을 투영하면서 상처받은 주인공들의 강렬한 사랑이 현실에 굴복되어가면서 조금씩 성장하는 모습은 잊을 수 없는 감동과 가슴 깊이 새겨질 깊은 여운을 안겨줄 것이다.


SYNOPSIS
절망의 끝에서 만난 두 남녀의 희망과 배신의 변주곡
가족도, 친구도, 직업도 없이 벼랑 끝에 선 그 남자, 수영
코리안 드림을 안고 국제 결혼한 태국 이주민 그녀, 마이 라띠마
어느 날, 수영은 위험에 처한 마이 라띠마를 구해준다.
수영은 감당하기 힘든 현실 속에서도 밝게 웃는 그녀에게 마음이 흔들리고, 같은 상처를 공유하며 간절한 사랑을 시작하는 두 사람은 함께 서울로 떠난다.
그러나 고된 서울 생활에 수영은 어느새 지쳐버리고, 팜므파탈의 매력을 지닌 영진의 유혹에 빠져드는데…
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November 25, 2013

Mai Ratima marks the feature length debut directorial of acclaimed Korean actor Yoo Ji Tae, known for his turns in the likes of Oldboy, Midnight FM and more. Having dabbled in short productions earlier in his career, the film sees him taking on a serious subject for his first proper outing behind the camera, charting the many difficulties faced by immigrants and the poor in modern Korea. It's an interesting choice for the actor, as rather than a commercially friendly proposition, the film is a tough, gritty affair that pulls few punches in its depiction of life on the streets, which premiered at the 2012 Busan Film Festival and played at the London Korean Film Festival in 2013.

The title refers to Mai Ratima, a 22 year old Thai woman (first time actress Park Ji Soo), living in Korea as a mail order bride bought for a mentally challenged husband (Lee Joon Hyuk). Her life is far from pleasant, being emotionally abused by his family, and having to endure the sexual advances of his brother, though she has little choice but to put up with the suffering, being reliant upon them for her visa. One day she is rescued by Soo Young (Bae Soo Bin, ?6 Years? a young man who living on the streets and struggling to get by, and the two flee the immigration authorities and head for Seoul. Unfortunately, things there are even tougher, and they end up sleeping in abandoned properties and trying a variety of methods to scrape by. Despite this, they manage a happiness of sorts, finding solace in each other. This is shattered when Soo Young is seduced by older hostess (So Yoo Jin, Golden Fish) at a bar he finds work at, and he ditches Mai to become her kept man, her life spiralling out of control as a result.

Unsurprisingly, Mai Ratima isn't exactly a fun film, and Yoo Ji Tae makes sure that he leaves the viewer in no doubt as to the hardships faced by outsider classes in Korean today. Though the subject matter of immigrants and those on the poverty line has been covered before, the film really goes for an emotional shot to the gut - thankfully without too much in the way of melodrama or cheap tears. There's a definite ambition to the film, which attempts to focus not only on the relationship between the two main characters, but on cultural clashes, racism and discrimination, and on the socio-economic problems of the country, and the result is a genuine sense of passionate social consciousness. As a result, the film is more than just a simple misery-fest, and it comes across like Yoo really cares about both his subject matter and characters - though viewers expecting happiness and smiles should probably be warned off.

For a relatively inexperienced director, Yoo does a fairly good job, for the most part aiming for a naturalistic, almost documentary style feel which sits comfortably with the harsh material. The film has a gritty look which does a good job of reflecting the declining fates and experiences of the characters, and it's one of the few which allows the cast to actually end up looking less than glossy. Unfortunately, at the same time, he also shows a tendency to throw in the odd moment of visual flashiness or needlessly stylish editing, with a few scenes really feeling out of place, as does the occasionally manipulative and inappropriate soundtrack. While this isn't enough to truly undermine the film's ambitions, it would have benefitted from a bit more focus, as well as some trimming during a rather overlong and meandering middle act.

Distracting from these shortcomings is the amazing performance from Park Ji Soo, who is utterly convincing in the lead role, carrying the film and pulling the viewer into her plight. While some of her dialogue might feel a little awkward, her multi-layered turn and complex character development stands as one of the best shows from an actress in a Korean production this year, and this gives the film a real emotional anchor. Bae Soo Bin is also great, Soo Young emerging as an equally believable figure, shifting from a somewhat heroic figure to a self-aware and self-torturing betrayer. Together they lift the film up several notches, adding considerable substance and sympathy - if at the same time making it rather painful to watch.

Still, Mai Ratima is undeniably compelling, and despite a few issues here and there is a very solid feature debut for Yoo Ji Tae. Dealing with tough subject matter in an uncompromising manner and bolstered by some impressive acting in the lead roles, it's a worthwhile and thoughtful look at life on the fringe of Korean society.

by James Mudge - BeyondHollywood.com

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Customer Review of "Mai Ratima (DVD) (2-Disc) (Korea Version)"

Average Customer Rating for this Edition: Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10 (2)

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November 20, 2013

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The unsettled Mai Ratima (A) Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
Ji-tae Yoo’s first feature is about Mai Ratima (Ji-soo Park), a Thai mail order bride shifted from her Taiwanese home to into an arranged marriage within a S Korean family. Mai marries the mentally slow but kind man Sang-pil (Jun-hyuk Lee), but abused sexually and work exploited by her surrogate brother in law Sang-rim (Kyung Kim), who doesn’t pay her. But Mai needs money for the welfare of her sister and her mother’s Alzheimer’s condition and works as a seamstress for the self employed Sang-rim. In an alien country Mai desperately needs her mother’s consolation, but Mai’s mother cannot recognize her daughter’s voice whenever Mai phones home. But Mai is grasped back to possible sanity when she’s rescued by the equally down-on-his-luck Soo-young (Soo-bin Bae), at the time of an aggressive argument between Mai and the exploitative Sang-rim over her unpaid work, Visa extension and possible deportation. Mai inwardly struggles to a quandary of whether to jump out of the frying pan into the fire, but decides on the latter and hitches a ride (on Sang-rim’s stolen motor bike) to new possibilities in Seoul with Soo-young. There both Mai and Soo-young scrimp and scrape for survival but find fragments of love and an empty building block to sleep in – they also have sex together, which eventually brings about Mai becoming pregnant. Soo-yong vows to look after Mai, now on the 'run' as an illegal immigrant, and finds some hosting work at a drinks bar. But desperately needing the money, Soo-young is refused a wage advance, but by the intervention of the bar’s business partner Yeong-jin (Yoo-jin So), the woman loans Soo-young an advance to help his personal necessities. She even buys clothes for Soo-young to elevate his social standing. But this is not mere kind gesture, but Yeong-jin’s seductive trick to land the handsome Soo-young as a kept man. Soo-young away at work, Mia tries to survive.

Ji-tae’s makes a good respective expression with ‘Mai Ratima’ a good recognition of understanding ‘outsider’ SEA immigrants, marginalized and discriminated for numerous reasons but generally misperceived as either stereotypical prostitutes or opportunist thieves instead of truly dislocated people. Or to rightly say..human beings. But Mai is viewed like a blot on the landscape and discriminated in an ‘alien’ land, thrust from a deprived hometown into an arranged mail order marriage and outcast for not having the simple resources for crucial things like food and shelter.
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The unsettled Mai Ratima (B) Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
Mai is forced to become reliant on another families limited resources and personal labour. Soo-young steps into the marginalized arena, too, due to not being able to cough up the cash to renew his national ID. It’s the old sad story of systematic and monetary control, people having to sink or swim, gain self-financial sufficiency but if born within impoverished lands then relegated to ‘sinful’ hardship just to find food and heat amongst near impossible food and housing costs; true compassion and equality muted and exploited by cold logic. But Mai’s situation is embellished, left pregnant and even shuttled off to an underground work agency and regarded as easy meat for sexual abuse. At one point Mai bites her way out of a near molestation ordeal by a work agent, making for some painful viewing (not quite Ellen Page’s ‘Hard Candy’ – but a pain in the neck for the perpetrator nevertheless). A scene relating to that controversial stigma of the Thai sex industry, that all young Thai women trying to better their lives must be the same. But most people aren’t this cynical. Certainly many conscientious individuals in all places understand such people’s plights, acutely so those who strive to make ends meet.

But no matter the pregnant Mai discovers to her despair even when salvaging some sanity whilst sharing with some of Seoul’s subway hobos, in the latter part of the movie, that hierarchy rules. Even ‘down and out’ one as to ‘know their place’. Hierarchical structures need 'subordinates’ and natural compassion can get twisted into spoilt self-interest by the seduction of higher social power status. Even Soo-young finds this working at the karaoke bar when subjected to a customer-is-King arrogance when Soo-young tells a drunken male customer that the bar doesn’t sell cigarettes. But the client insists Soo-young should provide what isn’t possible. A trivial situation, but reflecting complex self-conscious betterment and status muscle flexing. All people are both customers and respected servants, but the high and mighty mind set can be a bit of a bugger. But even Soo-young can elevate his status to be respected by ‘lower’ citizens (interesting that Yeong-jin’s previous toy-lover looked similar to Soo-young, like a mirror image of two deceived men). But everyone is the same, all loveable. Yep, a hard movie this and contrastingly stark compared to the romantic DVD cover. But Ji-tae and his team did well. Definitely worth considering.
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