COIN LOCKER GIRL
A baby is found abandoned inside a coin locker at Western Seoul train station. A beggar takes her and names her Il-young, then when she turns 10, she is sold off to a woman referred to simply as Mother. Mother is the boss of a loan shark and organ trafficking crime ring in Chinatown, Incheon. By the time Il-young is 18 years old, she has become Mother’s trusted right hand. One day, Il-young is given a task: to get close to Suk-hyun, the son of a debtor.
Cannes International Film Festival, 2015
Critic’s week, Golden Camera
Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, 2015
Jury’s Choice Award
Box Office hit in South Korea
10 million US $
"Genre fans should find plenty to like in Coin Locker Girl. With its strong female characters and earthy style, Han’s debut is a sharply staged affair that does enough to differentiate itself from the over-saturated Korean noir field."
"A stylish, confident directorial powered mightily by the combustible performances of its two leads."
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER