Cart

  • 104'
  • South Korea
  • 2014
Based on events that caused an uproar in Korea a few years ago. A hypermarket fired a large group of 'ajumunis' (middle-aged women) who had been working for the shop for years, and then re-employed them through an intermediary - of course at lower wages and without the responsibilities an employer normally has. The women occupied the shop, and after being removed by the police continued their protest for months outside the doors.
Cart is a dramatized filming of these events, focussing in particular on three women who set up a trade union and led the protests. One of these women is the generally shy and modest Sun-hee, who at the front line of the struggle turned into a persistent trade union leader.
Boo Ji-Young's second feature film provides highly current social criticism, fighting for the rights of the man in the street - or in this case, the woman in the street.
Director
Boo Ji-Young
Premiere
European premiere
Country of production
South Korea
Production Year
2014
Festival Edition
IFFR 2015
Length
104'
Medium
DCP
Original title
Ka-teu
Language
Korean
Producer
Jae-Myung Shim
Production Company
Myung Films
Sales
9ers Entertainment
Screenplay
Kim Kyung-Chan
Cinematography
Kim Woo-Hyung
Editor
Kim Sang-Bum, Kim Jae-Bum
Production Design
Lee Mok-Won
Sound Design
Kim Suk-Won
Music
Lee Ji-Soo
Cast
Yum Jung-Ah, Moon Jeong-Hee