Suddenly, in Dark Night (깊은밤 갑자기) (1981)

  • October 30, 2019 | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM | Wednesday
  • Oldham Theatre


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Director: Go Yeong Nam
Runtime: 95 minutes
Country: South Korea
Language: Korean with English subtitles
Rating: M18 (Sexual scenes and horror)

This horror classic involves a housewife’s descent into madness. Seon-hee leads a comfortable life with husband Yu-jin and their daughter, but worries that he is losing interest in her. Enter beautiful Mi-ok, daughter of a deceased shamaness. Found homeless, Yu-jin takes her in as a maid. Initially inexplicably drawn to Mi-ok, Seon-hee becomes disturbed after encountering her doll. Having had recurring visions of it prior to Mi-ok’s arrival, its presence triggers hallucinations that drive Seon-hee mad with suspicion of an affair between Mi-ok and Yu-jin. Employing a tale of jealousy to depict psychic repression, the film portrays a woman so imprisoned by conventional sexuality that she destroys the very domestic security she seeks to protect.

To Note:
– All film screenings are held at Oldham Theatre, National Archives of Singapore.
– Tickets can be purchased at the Oldham Theatre Box Office. Click here for opening hours.
– Concession tickets apply to Students (Local & Overseas), Full-time National Servicemen (NSF), and Senior Citizens (55 years old and above) only.
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