This will be a double feature movie night. There will be a break between the two movies to eat dinner (pizza) and talk for a while. We’ll be ordering pizza, so please bring $5 to cover the cost of the pizza. Chanil will be hosting this event, and will have chips, salsa, bottled water, soda, and some beer. You can bring other snacks/drinks to share if you’d like.
Here are the movies we’ll be watching:
Castaway on the Moon
After failing to kill himself by jumping off a bridge, the man is washed up on a deserted island in the middle of Han river, but within view of the city's high-rises. He attempts to escape, but soon accepts his fate and the challenges in living on the island. A reclusive young woman, who takes close-up shots of the moon with her camera and has not left her apartment in a high-rise building in years, spies on him with her camera from her room and comes to think of him as her own alien.
A Bittersweet Life
Sun-woo is a devastatingly effective, but business-like enforcer for Mr. Kang, a mob boss who owns La Dolce Vita, the Seoul nightclub where Sun-woo employs the sloppier, less reliable Mun-suk to keep things running smoothly. Kang is involved in a developing feud with another boss, President Baek, when he goes on a business trip, leaving Sun-woo in charge, and discreetly asking him for a special favor. There's a "special" young woman he's been seeing, named Hee-soo. He suspects she's been seeing another man, and he asks Sun-woo to look after her while he's gone, and find out if she's cheating on him. If Sun-woo catches them together, Kang tells him, he should either phone Kang and tell him, or "finish them off yourself." But Sun-woo finds himself fascinated with Hee-soo, a cellist, and his inability to follow Kang's orders soon brings a world of trouble down on his head. Of course, Sun-woo is fully capable of making some trouble of his own.
FYI: "A Bittersweet Life" is violent, but no more violent than American gangster films like "Casino" , "Goodfellas" and "Scarface".