Directed by Kim Il-rhan (김일란)115min | Release date in South Korea : 2009/06/04
KOH Jong-woo, who says that he has been a man since birth, has been taking hormones for eight years. He thinks that if he cannot become completely ‘masculine,’ he will not be recognized as a man. He also wants to erase his experiences as a woman. HAN Moo-ji, a transgender civil rights activist who underwent the surgical removal of her breasts, ponders FTM identity as her body is becoming more and more like a nontransgender male body. He wonders what it is that makes a human being into a male or a female. KIM Myung-jin did not reject having a female body, but changed his sex in order to live according to his own will. However, his new social security number does not solve all of his problems. His records that state that he went to a girl’s middle school and high school, and issues regarding military service still create many problems for him. (Jay SOHN)
International Film Festivals
2008 Women Make Waves Film Festival, Country in Focus: Korean Passion
|115 min •Super 16mm|
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