When a highschooler’s efforts to prostitute her best friend end in tragedy, Yeo-jin (Kwak Ji-min) resolves to sleep with the clients herself and return their money. But when her cop father (Lee Eol) finds out, further violence is just around the corner. Teenage rebellion, religious delusion, parental responsibility and bloody-minded revenge all jostle for attention in this frank, yet deeply passionate film that won Kim the Silver Bear for Best Director at the 2004 Berlin Film Festival.

This is an extract from a feature I wrote for Badass Digest here