Movies like Birdcage Inn

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Birdcage Inn
Original name: 파란대문
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 105 min.
Story: With a red-light district in Seoul being demolished, the residents there find they have to relocate. Jin-a opts to leave Seoul and heads to the eastern city of Pohang. There she takes up residence in a boarding house run by a small family. Besides the parents, there is a daughter attending university and a son in high school. At first Jin-a is very happy there, however she continues to sell her body driving her into confrontation with the repressed daughter, Hye-mi. Things go from bad to worse when Jin-a meets Hye-mi's boyfriend.
Plot: prostitute, shame, solitude, goldfish, eavesdropping, attempted rape, friendship
Place: seoul

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    User:   34%
 
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    User:   24%
 
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