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'Desire' Movie Poster Rejected by Ratings Board

2004/02/01 | Permalink | Source

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by Jeon Sang-hee

The poster of a movie 'Yok Mang' (Desire). The poster was censored for its graphic images. On the left is husband's lover Lee Dong-kyu, wife Lee Sua, and husband Ahn Nae-sang.

The Korea Media Rating Board censored the poster for the movie "Desire", by director Kim Eung-su and produced by Myung Film, saying the poster was too provocative. "Desire" is about a married couple who have sexual relations with the same man.
The poster depicts the shocking theme of a man and wife's desire for another man. The sexual love triangle is portrayed through the poster with the husband (starring Ahn Nae-sang), his lover (Lee Dong-kyu), and his wife (Lee Sua), who wants to take away her husband's lover.

Lee Dong-kyu, who in the movie has sexual intercourse with the husband and two women, was photographed half naked for the poster. The marketing director of Myung Film, Min Ji-eun, said that the photograph is not as shocking as other Korean movie posters. Min added that it seems the story of a man and a couple in a sexual relationship may have had worried the rating board.

The movie is scheduled to be released on Feb. 20 in Korea.

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