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SFS Talkies: Sex Volunteer

When 27 November 2010 (Saturday), 12:30pm
Where The Picturehouse
5th Floor The Cathay
2 Handy Road, Singapore 229233
(Near Dhoby Ghaut MRT station)
Admission

Free admission but members only -- flash your membership card to go in. You may bring up to 2 guests if you hold a SFS Reel membership card. Non-members may sign up online or at the door -- we will issue membership on the spot. No tickets will be sold. Free seating.

 

Sex Volunteer
Korean with English subtitles/ 2009/ 123 Min/ Digital
Rating: R21

Director/ Producer/ Writer: Cho Kyeong-Duk
DP Yeo Cheol-soo
CAST Han Yeo-reum, Jo Kyeong-ho, Hong Seung-gi
MUSIC Kim Myeong-jong

Singapore International Film Festival - Best Feature, Best Director
São Paulo - Humanitarian and International Jury award

A group of three people – a young female student, Ye-ri (Han Yeo-reum); a disabled handicap, Chunkil (Jo Kyeong-ho); and a priest (Hong Seung-gi)– gets arrested in a hotel room for suspected prostitution. During police investigation, the group claims that the girl was a sex volunteer. Chunkil, who cannot use his arms or legs, has taught himself to become a poet. However, he failed to express his real feelings to his first crush. He also fails to meet his online date due to her family’s objections. Feeling desperate and knowing his death is imminent, Chunkil confesses to the priest that he wants to feel sexual pleasure for once in his life time. As the priest contemplates Chunkil’s confession, Ye-ri, a young film student, volunteers her sexual services.

The film brings up taboo questions - Should sex volunteering, sex without profit or love, be chastised by the religion, society and law? Is sex a basic human right, that even the disabled are entitled to?

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