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Does a Cuckoo Cry At Night? (1982) Groundbreaking Erotica
Does a Cuckoo Cry At Night? (1982) Groundbreaking Erotica

Korean Tale of Rape, Violence and Human Corruption

original Korean title BAEKUGIDO BAME UNEUNGA [Does a Cuckoo Call At Night?]

director: Jeong Jin-Woo
starring: Jung Yoon-Hee Lee Dae-kun Yoon Yang-ha Bong Choi Kim Shin-jae


Dori lives with his elderly mother in a remote woodland area. He is a charcoal maker and sells his ware at the local market. Mom is desperate to see her son married and often prays for a mate to be sent to them. One day the old woman come across a young girl alone and lost in the woods. She believes her prayers have been answered. The child is taken to Dori and he's told that she'll be a perfect wife for him in a few years. Soo-ni does indeed mature into a beautiful young woman and becomes Dori's wife. After mom passes away, Soo-ni and Dori live an idyllic life together in the wilderness. But soon her blossoming beauty becomes the beacon of lust for nasty men who want to rape her.

This film marks the beginning of a New Wave in Korean cinema. Political unrest in the early 1980s [especially caused by dire situations like the Gwangju massacre] was causing a negative affect on the population. The Seoul government - hoping to repair the social fallout - initiated what became known as the 'Three S Policy' (Sports, Screen and Sex). New president Chun Doo-hwan removed the highly restrictive censorship policies and encouraged the Korean movie studios to "give the people what they wanted." This began an era of eroticism in Korean cinema that still continues today.


A South Korean film with optional ON/OFF English subtitles; widescreen uncut (119 min.);
for ALL REGIONS, playable on any American DVD machine.
Extras include selected trailers.

Strong Sexual situations/SemiNudity/Violence/Rape/Sexual Brutality
for Adult Audiences

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