Coin Locker Girl was first featured on Moviehooker when it was first announced that it would be one of the films playing at this years Cannes Film Festival
If you love your S.K cinema then Coin Locker Girl looks like it is going to be another film that will sit up there with the greats. The film locks action packed and vicious, and it is great to see that our main ass-kicker is a female, which is a little bit different from what we usually see from S.K action movies, but it looks to be just as brutal!
The South Koreans are capable of delivering action movies that are intelligent, aimed at a mature audience, unpredictable all with gripping writing and direction. They make such good action movies they have become the playground for western remakes..everyone wants a bit of S.K cinema, just a pity none of them can do it as good.
Coin Locker Girl is the directorial debut of Han Jun-hee..
Official Plot (wiki)
A baby is found abandoned inside a coin locker at Western Seoul train station in 1996. A beggar takes her and names her Il-young, then when she turns 10, she is sold off to a woman referred to simply as Mother. Mother is the boss of a loan shark and organ trafficking crime ring in Chinatown, Incheon; she has held on to her position of power by being dispassionate and calculating, and by keeping by her side only those of use to her. Mother raises the young child, eventually grooming her for a position in her organization. By the time Il-young is 18 years old, she has become Mother’s trusted right hand. One day, Il-young is given a task: to get close to Suk-hyun, the son of a debtor. Over the course of a few days, she becomes friends with the boy and is exposed to a world she never knew existed. She envies the normalcy that other teenage girls enjoy and opens her heart to Suk-hyun. But when his father flees, Mother orders her to kill Suk-hyun. Il-young cannot go through with it and by making that single choice, she must now flee from the only family she has ever known.
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