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Red Maria (레드 마리아)

레드 마리아 (Re-deu Ma-ri-a)

Directed by Kyung-soon (경순)


98min | Release date in South Korea :

In Korea, Japan and The Philippines, there are many women with diverse jobs and her stories. Among them, this film focuses on women who are called housewives, sex workers, dispatched workers, migrant workers, comfort women, homeless and so on. The camera tracks them as they go about their everyday lives. These women have never met one another, and their lives look quite different from one another. However, their lives are connected across national borders by the one thing they have in common. That's their bodies and labor. How can such different forms of labor be linked to the women's bodies in such a similar way? As we search for answers to this question, we are forced to confront another question: 'the meaning of labor' as an ideology that is reproduced in society.

Director's statement
This documentary is about women's bodies and labor. In global capitalism, many women are expelled to the peripheries of society, where they are labeled housewives, sex workers, dispatched workers, migrant workers, homeless and so on. In the marginalized world of women, their bodies have special meaning. A woman's body becomes a means of labor or a commodity itself. However, sometimes, it is regarded as tainted, hence subject to moral judgement. aims to document these women's bodies that support the existence of global capitalism in the lowliest place, thereby raising the question - from the perspective of women and labor - of what it means socially to "work hard."

The 3the DMZ Korean Interantioanl Documentary Film Festival.(2011)


Red Maria | Cast

  • Grace (그레이스)
  • Rita (리타)
  • Monica (모니카)
  • Sato (사토)
  • Soon-ja (순자)
  • Ichimura (이치무라)

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  • Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2012.05.04 ~ 2012.05.06

    2012/05/06, Source,
    The number one movie this week is "The Avengers",...More
  • Art and Culture

    2012/04/30, Source,
    It's the start of a new week once and our Michelle Kim has brought us lots of updates on the latest art and culture scene. From movies to exhibitions, we have Michelle here to give us the inside scoop. Hello Michelle [Reporter : ] Hello Conn-young What do you have for us today ? [Reporter : ] I am very excited to introduce to you all a bunch of new movies just newly released in theaters. One of them I am especially excited about, which is the film "The Avengers". Being a huge Marvel Comics fan I've been waiting for this movie to come out for the longest time and now it's finally out! Take a look,...More
  • [HanCinema's Film Review] Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.04.27 ~ 2012.04.29

    HanCinema's Korean Box Office Review (2012.04.27 ~ 2012.04.29)   There was never any doubt that Marvel's long awaited comic book film "The Avengers" was going to cause a huge stir at the Korean box office. This Hollywood blockbuster arrogantly snatched 64.30% of the ticket sales this past weekend, that's a whopping 1,342,584 admissions! It left Jeong Ji-woo's "A Muse" with just 15.90% and 389,803 admissions in its opening weekend, it's a decent start for this melodramatic romance, but it paled in comparison to the might of Marvel's gargantuan superhero flick,...More
  • Korean Box Office for the Week-end 2012.04.27 ~ 2012.04.29

    2012/04/29, Source,
    The number one movie this week is "The Avengers",...More
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 Kyung-soon (경순)
 Kyung-soon (경순)
 Kyung-soon (경순)
98 min 
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Airing dates : 2012/04/26
South Korean Box Office
Source : &
As of 2012.05.20 : 1 967 admissions (total)
As of 2012.05.13 : 1 830 admissions (total)
As of 2012.05.06 : 1 519 admissions (total)
As of 2012.04.29 : 994 admissions (total)

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