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"A grieving young South Korean factory worker resorts to desperate measures in Park Hee-kwon’s enigmatic drama." Screendaily
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Set over a three day period, Dust And Ashes follows a grieving Hae-su (Ahn So-yo), who is forced to learn and navigate a bureaucratic system in order to collect insurance after the death of her mother. Overworked and underpaid, she grapples with the looming specter of eviction, ultimately taking desperate measures in order to escape impoverishment. Writer/director Park Hee-kwon's film perceptively peers beneath the surface of contemporary South Korean society, exposing deep-seated injustices.
South Korea - 2019 - 1h 18m
Directed By: Park Hee-kwon
Written By: Park Hee-kwon
Starring: Ahn So-yo, Lee Kang-ji, Kim Na-young, Kim Jae-rok
Hae-su works at a factory on the outskirts of Seoul. Returning home from work, she makes a phone call that goes to voicemail; nearing her residence, another phone call comes in, but she doesn't pick up. Inside the house is her mother's body-she died from mysterious circumstances. A knock on the d...