Segimal (2000)

Run Time - 102 min.  |   Countries - Korea, South   |  
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A group of disparate characters find themselves pondering the vagaries of fate as the 21st century approaches in this three-part omnibus film from South Korea. In "Moratorium," Choi Du-sup (Kim Kap-su) is a screenwriter holed up in a cheap hotel room doing a rewrite on a sappy melodrama. However, he'd much rather be working on something with a bit more bite, and when his computer crashes, he's given an unexpected opportunity to turn the project around. "Amorality" concerns So-ryeong (Lee Jae-un), a college student who sometimes bolsters her shaky financial situation by sleeping with wealthy businessmen for pay; she's hardly pleased with her circumstances, and tries to quiet her qualms about her life with drugs and promiscuous behavior. And in "Moral Hazard," a college professor (Cha Seung-won) is cheating on his wife with a married woman -- the wife of the screenwriter from the first episode, who is working on his script in the same hotel where they've arranged to meet. The film concludes with a coda; the characters face the future as the calendar is turned to the year 2000. Segimal was screened at the 2000 Montreal World Film Festival.