A Good Lawyer's Wife
Title: A Good Lawyer's Wife
Original title: Baramnan gajok
Release year: 2003
Country: South Korea
Genres: Drama, Romance
Director: Im Sang-soo
Stars: Moon So-ri, Hwang Jung-min, Youn Yuh-jung
Rating: 4/5

Bored, horny, and frustrated, a woman begins an affair with a teenage boy.

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Beneath the Polished Facade: A Review of A Good Lawyer's Wife

2024-04-26

A Good Lawyer’s Wife, a 2003 South Korean drama by Im Sang-soo, delves into the cracks of a seemingly perfect life. We meet the wife, Hojung (Moon So-ri), beautiful and alone in a luxurious home while her lawyer husband works long hours. Discontent simmers beneath the surface, erupting in an impulsive affair with a much younger neighbor.

This isn’t just a story of infidelity. Hojung’s desires and frustrations speak to a deeper sense of isolation. Director Im Sang-soo masterfully builds tension through subtle glances and unspoken loneliness. The performances are excellent, particularly Moon So-ri who delivers a nuanced portrayal of a woman teetering on the edge.

**Be aware,** the film tackles mature themes with frank sexuality. However, it’s used to explore the characters’ emotional complexities, not for mere titillation.

**A Good Lawyer’s Wife** is a slow burn, but one that rewards patient viewers. It’s a poignant look at a loveless marriage and the desperate search for connection, even in the most unexpected places.

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