Min Ki is an unemployed banker. He now takes over the domestic roles of the house: cooking, cleaning, and watching the baby. In his free time he watches soap operas and reads romance novels. Meanwhile, his wife Bo Ra works at an English language institute and is having an affair with a former lover.
One day, Min Ki accidentally stumbles upon a key, that belongs to his wife, and is unfamiliar ... Add Synopsis In Portuguese
Cast & Credits
The ever popular Choi Min-sik, of Oldboy & I Saw the Devil fame, delivers a solid performance as the scorned, emasculated house husband. The juxtaposition of gender specific traits in his character, nurturing femininity vs aggressive masculinity, was particularly well played in my opinion. It shows how, in the heat of passion, one can really act against type.
The reversal of stereotypical gender roles, especially in a strongly patriarchal society like South Korea, is always interesting to watch. I did enjoy the film, but can not score it higher than 7 because with the exception of the cheater being female, the storylines are essentially the same for pretty much every film I have seen in this genre. The movie is definitely worth a watch for Choi Min sik and reversing the role of who cheats, but don't go in expecting any clever twists. There are none.