Exploring the intersection between love and art, this same-sex Korean romance centers on an art professor’s wistful recollections of her affair with a relationship-phobic drifter, a story she relays to two of her students.

ashamed-korean-movie-2Yoon Ji-Woo is an employee for a department store. She feels disenchanted with her job which requires her to keep a fake smile on all day and massage the feet of VIP customers. Her personal life is not much better as she feels detachment from all of her past boyfriends. One day after work, Ji-Woo takes up a mannequin to the roof of the department store. Ji-Woo is thinking about committing suicide. She then places the mannequin on the ledge of the building and leaves for the street, where she will watch its fall.

Meanwhile, pickpocket Kang Ji-Woo is caught in the act on the subway by an undercover cop. Before she is hauled away, one of Kang Ji-Woo’s accomplices stabs the police officer and takes Kang Ji-Woo away. Kang Ji-Woo and her unscrupulous accomplices drives off in a van. Before the van can get very far they crash into a falling mannequin. Standing nearby, department store employee Yoon Ji-Woo is horrified by what has happened.

The police officers arrive and handcuffs Kang Ji-Woo and Yoon Ji-Woo. The two women then sneak off while the police are distracted

[Movie went under English title “Ashamed” during its film festival run in 2011 (“Ashamed” is also the movie’s literal title, i.e. Korean title “Changpihae” translates literally to “Ashamed”). Prior to the movie’s general release in South Korea, the movie’s English title changed to “Life is Peachy”.]

(Source:; youtube synopsis)

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Original Title: Changpihae

AKA:  Life is Peachy

Tagline:  Do not be afraid of fatal love.

Language:  Korean

Country:  South Korea

Category:  Drama

Director: Soo-hyun Kim

Stars: Hyo-jin Kim, Kkobbi Kim, Sang-hyun Kim

Run time:  111 min

Release:  2010

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