A Good Lawyer's Wife
February 26, 2004 at 6:30 PM
Korean Cultural Service New York
Im Sang-soo, Drama(Erotic), 2002, 104 minutes
Marketed as a scandalous and provocative film, A Good Lawyer's Wife takes a good hard look at modern family life. Directed by Im Sang-soo, known for his previous films Girls' Night Out (1999) and Tears (2001), A Good Lawyer's Wife offers a poignant perspective on the relationship between sex and the family. Instead of automatically branding extramarital affairs as immoral, the film examines both sides of complicated marital issues. Moon So-ri, fresh off her success in Oasis, changes persona completely in this highly sexual drama. A Good Lawyer's Wife was invited to the 2003 Venice Film Festival, where it screened to generally favorable reviews. The film topped major Hollywood movies at the Korean box office during 2003.