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Mun-hee (Seo Jung), a beautiful 32-year-old divorcee, is arrested and jailed for "seducing" her 19-year-old lover, Hyun (Shim Ji-ho). Once freed, the couple escapes a scadalized community to a private world of sexual and emotional awakenings, their desire blurring the lines between right and wrong, and love and lust.

Exploring forbidden passion in the face of social constraints, controversial director Park Chul-soo (301/320) has crafter an erotically charged film that Michael Atkinson of the Village Voice describes as "oozing with integrity, ambivalence, and hold-your-breath character creation..."


Studio Universal (Music)
SKU 204939567
UPC 796019805025
UPC 14 00796019805025
Format DVD
Release Date 9/25/2007
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1
Cast & Crew
Eun-gil Lee - Cinematographer
Jeon-han Kim - Actor
Jun-han Kim - Writer
Park Chul-soo - Writer
Park Chul-soo - Director
Seo Jung - Actor
Shim Ji-ho - Actor
Young-hwan Oh - Editor
Yun-hong Oh - Actor
Nominee (2005) Sundance Film Festival, Park Chul-soo, Grand Jury Prize - World Cinema - Dramatic
ReviewSource DVD Times
Review A surprisingly frank look at South Korea's age of consent laws, Green Chair starts with Kim Mun-hee receiving the sentence of a hundred hours Community Service for the crime of "seducing" her 18yr old boyfriend Seo-hyun, who is still technically a minor. After the hearing a tired, emotional, and dishevelled Kim emerges to face a mob of aggressive press reporters eager to find out if the local scarlet woman is feeling repentant about her shameful crimes. Just as this attention starts to overwhelm her, Seo-hyun emerges from within the bustle to passionately embrace his lover and whisk her away to a local hotel where they spend the next few days getting intimately re-acquainted...Green Chair was originally made in 2003 but had to wait until 2005 before it received a general release in its native country of South Korea, thanks mainly to successful showings at international film festivals...Despite having a premise that makes it sound more like an erotic drama with a pessimistic dose of scathing social critique, Green Chair turns out to be just a sweet, tender little romantic drama that refuses to play up to genre conventions. It's one of those films that doesn't turn out quite the way you expect it to, which in this case is most certainly a good thing.
Reviewer Matt Shingleton
ReviewRating 8
DVD, Widescreen
Joel Pearce, DVD Verdict ...a film that defies explanation and expectations...a beautiful and thoughtful exploration of love and sex.
Michael Atkinson, The Village Voice ...the most gratifying love story I've seen in any language this decade.
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