London Korean Film Night: The Day a Pig Fell into a Well (1996)


Hyo-seop is a miserable novelist who has not yet published a single decent novel. He visits a publishing company where one of his junior colleagues works only to confirm that his manuscripts are worthless. On the same night, he goes out for a drink with friends, gets into a fight with a critic and ends up in jail. While suffering from a sense of inferiority and victimhood for being treated as a third-class novelist, Hyo-seop falls madly in love with a married woman, Bo-kyung. Bo-kyung’s husband Dong-woo has mysophobia, a fear of germs, and often goes on a business trip to Jinju. However, he doesn’t trust Bo-kyung wholeheartedly. On the other hand, Minjae, a girl who works at a ticket booth in a movie theatre, dreams of marrying novelist Hyo-seop. She is a girl with some sense of vanity and illusion of becoming a novelist’s wife. She is happy as she helps Hyo-seop with editing his manuscripts.

Director: Hong Sang-soo
Screening Date: June 08, 2015, 6:30pm
Theatre: Royal College of Art (Battersea)

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