Downfall (1997)

Director
Im Kwon-taek

Main cast
Shin Eun-Kyung; Jeong-hyeon Han; Dong-joon Choi; Kyeong-sun Jeon; Byeong-kyeong Ahn

Genres
Foreign, Drama, Romance

Description
The story revolves around an orphan girl who became a prostitute to survive and finds love with one of her clients. A young woman is tricked into prostitution, thinking she's going to sell beverages at a village store. She soon learns about the dark world of Korea's red-light districts, where a prostitute is exploited by johns, their pimps and society. She befriends one of her johns, a country bumpkin, who keeps in touch with her over the years. The film is a look at Korea's prostitution from the 1970s to the 1990s told through her story.


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