Título: Our Body
Título original: A-wol Ba-di
Moon Choi (Ja-young)
Ahn Ji-Hye (Hyun-joo)
Duración: 93 min.
País: Corea del Sur
Director: Han Ka-ram
Guion: Han Ka-ram
Fotografía: Lee Seong-Eun
Música: Lee Hae-In, Lee Soo-Yeon
Our body is a South Korean drama written and directed by Han Ka-ram. This first film was present at the Toronto Festival and took the Best Actress Award at the Busan Festival. It offers us a story of self-knowledge about a girl who discovers a motivation in her life by becoming Hall, learning to take care of your body.
It's starring Moon Choi (Dongju: The portrait of a poet, Okja), Ahn Ji-Hye (In its place, Black Dove) and Sayon Park. The film was released in Spain through INDIEDO Festival Korea on the VOD platform of Filmin the day June 11, 2020.
Trailer for & # 39; Our Body & # 39; in the original version with English subtitles
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Interview with Han Ka-ram
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An impressive award-winning debut at the Busan Festival, which features the highly personal signature of a new emerging Korean film talent, the director Ka-ram Han. At the Our body she explores the difficulties of a twenty-year-old girl to move forward and find herself in Korea today.
After eight years, Ja-young got tired of studying to try to get through the opposition. She became independent from her mother and must now find her own way. By chance, he meets Hyun-joo, a woman full of life. Motivated to look like her, Ja-young begins to exercise and work part time in the company of his friend Min-ji. Spending time with Hyun-joo fills her with happiness. However, its problems persist. (Filmin)
The speed and competitiveness of today's world leads many people to frustration. There is a structural repression that forces us to measure ourselves with the people around us, both at the time of students and in the world of work. Our decisions seem to be part of a pre-established plan that doesn't really belong to you. It is necessary to remain in the fold to avoid becoming a social outcast. Fear of failure can destroy you. In Asian societies, the suicide rate is terribly high.
Our body He introduces us to a thirty-year-old woman who is dissatisfied with her life and who feels all these statements as her own. She spent many years studying an opposition to a civil servant position that does not interest her, just because it is her mother's desire. When she decides not to take the exams, she will be a friend who will offer her a temporary job in an office, so that she can make a future for herself. The protagonist is lost and feels that others manage her life.
Everything changes for her when one night finds an attraction Hall who becomes the mirror, you need to find the true motivation.
Our body shows us with care and pause, the whole process of transformation of the protagonist while she becomes a Hall in the evenings.«Mens sana in corpore sana». Cultivating your body, losing weight and feeling more attractive turns out to be a way to cure uncertainties in your mind. During the first half of the film, we will see this process, as well as the rapprochement between the two runners. It is a relationship of admiration, attraction and need. They say running after someone breathes someone else's energy to keep pace. The slipstream keeps them stable with a common goal.
But in the middle of the film, an unexpected event causes a turnaround. The protagonist will undertake a solo long-distance career, of learning and self-discovery. The only way to move forward and overcome the obstacles of social pressure is to understand and love yourself, without meeting the demands of others. At the Our body, the director for the first time, Han Ka-ramBased on his own experiences, he shows us graphically what it means to love yourself.
The final scene in which we see the protagonist girl masturbating in a luxury hotel room is the culmination of the fantasy she explains to her friend. After her vital learning process, she no longer needs the presence of anyone to give her the pleasure she needs, that's enough. The film begins with an unsatisfactory sexual scene and ends with this one to symbolize the inner journey towards personal satisfaction.
Our body is a South Korean drama about self-discovery through the body. It's the directorial debut Han Ka-ram, providing delicate and sensual work, but also bitter and thoughtful. Cultivating the body to calm the mind can serve to define a protagonist of thirty years who faces the abyss of an uncertain future.
It's a film that doesn't always make things easy for you as a viewer. Sometimes, you feel that their speech is dispersed and you do not understand well the motivations of the characters in some of their actions. The director rejoices excessively in silence and suffers from a very slow pace in some parts of the story. However, it never completely loses our interest and attention.
Our body talks about how we build a path based on the expectations of others. How social pressure can become is a globalizing mechanism that destroys our identity independence. Han Ka-ram it brings a feminine and intimate point of view to portray a woman who decides to explore her desires, understanding that the only way to obtain personal satisfaction is to love yourself, without depending on others.