"Missing Person" (2008) 2012/03/03, Source, "Missing Person" : Film overview with analysis by CBCasey
This dark Korean drama explores how people can become both a victim and a perpetrator by following the actions of a Korean real estate agent Won-Yeong and the actions of the people Young has relationships and dealings with. Aside from Yeong's two extramarital affairs Yeong also has dealings with a mentally handicapped man named Gyoo-nam. Yeong's treatment of Gyoo-nam is physically abusive, but more symbolically characterized like that of a dog to it's master. The first scene of the film opens with Gyoo-nam meeting Yeong in a boiler room. In this scene Yeong puts a dog leash on Gyoo-nam and beats him while referring to him as "bitch" and referring to himself as "master" or "daddy" creating himself in the image of dominance using Gyoo-nam as the image of sub ordinance. In later scenes Yeong meets Gyoo-nam in the boiler room and beats Gyoo-nam. In each of these instances Gyoo-nam represents other people in effigy that Yeong hates. Gyoo-nam effigies a potential buyer that backed out of buying a home by wearing a red scarf similar to that of the potential buyer,...More
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