A risqué X-ray causes a scandal in a hospital in Seoul. A nurse thinks that she and her boyfriend are depicted in the X-ray, and decides to quit her job. The next day, the hospital is deserted. Everyone has called in sick, except for two women: the nurse and the head doctor. This event is the starting shot for a strange, episodic story about confidence and faith, with an emphasis on nurse Yoon-Young's relationship.

Maggie is an idiosyncratic debut in which, for example, the titular lead proves to be a talking, prescient catfish. Inexplicable sinkholes appear throughout South Korea and the nurse’s lazy boyfriend is put to work filling them. The film is as exciting as actress Lee Jooyoung, who plays Yoon-Young, for which she received the Best Newcomer of 2018 prize at the Busan film festival.

Screenings

  • Sat 26 Jan LantarenVenster 2
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  • Mon 28 Jan KINO 1
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  • Tue 29 Jan Cinerama 4
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  • Wed 30 Jan Pathé 6
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  • Fri 1 Feb Pathé 6
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Original title
Me-gi
Filmmaker
Yi Okseop
Premiere
International premiere
Country
South Korea
Year
2018
Medium
DCP
Length
88’
Language
Korean
Producer
Koo Kyohwan
Production Company
2X9HD
Sales
M-Line Distribution
Writer
Yi Okseop, Koo Kyohwan
Cinematography
Lee Jaeu
Editor
Yi Okseop, Koo Kyohwan
Production Design
Kim Huijin
Cast
Lee Jooyoung, Moon Sori, Koo Kyohwan