GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT 1998
Directed: Sang-soo Im
Stars: Soo-yeon Kang, Hee-kyung Jin, Yeo-jin Kim
Genres: Drama, Romance, Erotic
Country: South Korea
Synopsis: Yeon-I is worried that she’s going to be fired. Ho-Jung feels repressed in a patriarchal system. Soon-I can’t get a job as professor even though she studies hard. These 29-year-old have different lifestyles but they are close friends who talk openly about their lives. Ho-Jung is a career woman who owns a design company, and she enjoys casual sex. Chang-Yoon loves her but can’t restrain her from a libertarian life style. Yeon-I, who shares an apartment with Ho-Jung, is a waitress working in a hotel lounge. She frequently sleeps with her boyfriend but is uncertain about her future. So, she hopes to marry soon and settle down. Soo-I has never slept with men before. She is a graduate student who enjoys hiking and cooking. She wants to be financially independent and plans to run a small restaurant. Her dream is to raise a child and not get married. This film portrays the pursuit of women’s identity and resents sex frankly, as well as illustrating the affection and pains of women.