April Korean Movie Night – 200 Pounds Beauty

April 28, 2007 (Saturday) 7:00 p.m.
Adroit College, Conference Room
1851 McCarthy Blvd. Milpitas, CA 95035

Lighthearted, witty, and bitingly funny, surprise box office hit 200 Pounds Beauty has become one of the top ten grossing films of all time and the highest grossing romantic comedy ever. Based on a Japanese comic by Suzuki Yumiko, the film revolves on a topic all too familiar in Korea: plastic surgery. Kim Ki Duk previously covered plastic surgery in Time, but director Kim Yong Hwa takes a decidedly different spin with the scalpel in the crowd-pleasing 200 Pounds Beauty. Poking fun at society’s obsession with appearances and, ironically, disdain for plastic beauty, the film made an overnight star out of lead Kim Ah Jung (When Romance Meets Destiny), whose sassy, yet vulnerable performance opposite Ju Jin Mo (Musa) endeared her to both male and female moviegoers alike. Even the film’s soundtrack has become a big hit, particularly Kim Ah Jung’s rendition of Maria. Is beauty more than skin deep? Find out in Korea’s newest comedy sensation 200 Pounds Beauty!

*Reservation is required due to the limited seats. (408-716-8443, info@adroitcollege.org)

*Korean snacks and teas are provided.