• Movie: The Bacchus Lady
  • Country: South Korea
  • Release Date: Oct 6, 2016
  • Duration: 1 hr. 51 min.
  • Rating: 18+ Restricted (violence & profanity)


  • Score: 7.3 (scored by 56 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Watchers: 196

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So Young, a "bacchus lady" (street-based sex worker in her 60s), is well known for 'doing it so well she can almost kill you' among elderly men. This is her way to make a living. She lives a hard but peaceful life with her neighbors like her transgender landlady Ti Na, poor figurine artist Do Hoon, the half Korean half Filipino boy who she met at a clinic and thoughtlessly brought home Min Ho and others. One day she learns that Song, one of her regular clients, had a stroke and when she visits him he begs her to kill him. Struggling between guilt and compassion, she finally decides to help him.
And this is how the story begins. While following the request of customers who want to stop living a hard life, So Young falls into deeper chaos.
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  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Oct 6, 2016
  • Duration: 1 hr. 51 min.
  • Score: 7.3 (scored by 56 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Rating: 18+ Restricted (violence & profanity)

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4 people found this review helpful
Aug 25, 2017
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Overall 7.5
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 6.0
In a society that believes in adults caring for their elderly parents, South Korea is seeing older people struggling to live as society advances, this is one of the movie's focus theme.
So-Young works as an elderly prostitute who provides cheap sex services for the elderly male under the pretext of selling Bacchus, a type of bottled energy drinks from Korea.
The film brings the social issues faced in the aging society through the eyes of So-Young, it is not difficult for the public to understand why the elderly Koreans are seeing the negativity in their golden age.
The film also touches on other social issues, although it is not addressed in depth. For example, Min-Ho's appearance shows that South Korea is seeing an increase in immigrants from developing countries seeking a better life in the country. While So-Young could have simply ignored Min-Ho's appearance, she takes care of him and hopes that she can return Min-Ho to her mother. A very good film that tackles a very fateful subject.

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