SOAS University of London

Centre of Korean Studies

Korean Cinema Echoes: Princes Aurora

Pang Eun-jin (Director)

Date: 24 February 2017Time: 5:15 PM

Finishes: 24 February 2017Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: B102

Type of Event: Film

Film Information

  • Title: Princess Aurora 오로라 공주
  • Production Details: South Korea, 2005
  • Director: Pang Eun-jin
  • Cast: Uhm Jeong-hwa, Moon Sung-keun, Kwon Oh-jung, Kim Sun-hwa
  • Run time: 106 Mins 
  • Certificate: 18 
  • Subtitles: English

Summary

The directorial debut of Pang Eun-jin, Princess Aurora is a female take on the one of the most feted of all Korean genres: the revenge film. Vengeance, bloody and violent, here is meted out by Jung Soon-jung (Uhm Jung-hwa), a mother grieving the horrific death of her young daughter, at the hands of a stranger some years prior to the opening of the film. But what is the reason behind her ‘kill list’ – the people on which, including an abusive mother, seemingly have nothing in common, besides the small sticker of “Princess Aurora” (a children’s television series) which is found at the scene of each crime? To complicate matters, one of the detectives who is investigating the murders, Oh Sung-Ho (Moon Sung-geun), is her ex-husband. Driven down a spiralling path of destruction, can Detective Oh stop Soon-jung before it is too late?

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