Movies like Cutting the Sorrow With a Knife Stuck in the Chest

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Cutting the Sorrow With a Knife Stuck in the Chest (1992)
Cutting the Sorrow With a Knife Stuck in the Chest (1992)
Original name: 가슴에 돋는 칼로 슬픔을 자르고
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A man accepts a job on a shrimp fishing boat unaware that he is being set up for slave labor along with the rest of the crew of social outcasts.
Plot: fight, prostitute, abduction, island, slavery, escape, betrayal, slave, boat, freedom, tyrant, rebellion, ship captain, teenage boy, democracy, blindness, human rights, typhoon, forced labor, cruelty, conscription, stock footage, radio news
Time: year 1987
Place: korea

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