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Bandhobi

Bandhobi is being shown as part of Duke University's Screen/Society—Cine-East: East Asian Cinema.

Bandhobi is a South Korean indie film about a frustrated and rebellious 17-year old high school Korean girl, Min-seo, who lives in a small apartment with her mother and her mother's penniless lover. She hates her mother's lover and doesn't understand both of them. She becomes friends with Karim, a 29-year old Muslim migrant worker from Bangladesh who has to leave Korea in a month. Before departing, he is desperately searching for his ex-boss to receive his unpaid salary. The title means "female friend" in Bengali.

This screening is FREE and open to the public.

Directed by: Shin Dong-II, 2009.

In Korean with English subtitles.

Running Time: 1 hrs 47 mins.

Show time at 7:00 PM. We'll meet outside the auditorium about 15 mins before, then find seats together. Afterwards, we can go to Alivia's Durham Bistro at 900 W Main St.

Parking Info: There is parking for White Hall on Campus Dr or nearby street parking in neighborhood on W Trinity Ave. There is free parking across the street for Alivia's for those that are interested in post film gathering.

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  • Shawna

    Wonderful independent, low-budget film with authentic, touching characters, and the necessity of their unlikely friendship. It had a quality similar to "Gimme the Loot". I loved the cinematography of the city, all the food, and the smaller details like Min-seo's electronic Beethoven ringtone and her Jean Luc Godard t-shirt. Themes explored are illegal immigration, racism, poverty, pressure of the education system, and rebellion.

    1 · November 7, 2013

    • Susan M.

      Shawna, I loved it too. Thanks for hosting.

      November 7, 2013

  • robert g.

    May be a little stylishly late; depends on the I40 gods, lately they have not been kind to me.

    November 4, 2013

    • jillery!!!

      I promise to save you a seat! ;-)

      November 4, 2013

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