Green Chair( 녹색 의자 -Noksaek uija) is a South Korean movie directed by Park Chul-soo , that was released in 2005 . It is about an affair between an attractive thirty-two-year-old woman and a youth just short of legal majority . Interlaced with explicit scenes of love making, the movie watches the two lovers trying to come to grips with their mutual attraction, sexuality and societal disapproval.
This Mirovision film is in color on 35 mm film and runs 98 minutes. The production budget was US$2,000,000.
It was a 2005 Sundance Film Festival Official Selection, a 2005 Berlin Film Festival selection and was also shown as the opening movie at the Los Angeles Korean International Film Festival in the same year. A DVD with English and Korean sub-titles came out in 2005 and is accompanied by a second disk on making of the film. Running time is listed as 103 minutes.
ImaginAsian Pictures acquired the rights for the film in North America. A release is expected in late 2007.
Kim Mun-hee is a 32 years old divorced woman. She eventually engages into an affair with 19 years old Seo-hyun, for whom Kim is his first love. However, according to law in Korea, when it comes to sex, you are not of full age until 20 (in reality, the actual age of consent in South Korea is 13, but it is not openly stated and even many Korean people do not know this).
Therefore, Kim has to spend a few days in prison for seduction of minors, before she is set free and sentenced to do some hours of social work. In front of prison there isn't only the press waiting for some statement, as they have great interest in this case, but also Seo-hyun, who is happy to be finally reunited with his beloved.
Mun-hee and Seo-hyun rent a room and stay there for some days, whereas they spend their time almost solely with sex. Anyway, Mun-hee slowly starts to understand, that this kind of relationship won't work out forever, and thus wants to split up with Seo-hyun. But the boy asseverates that he really loves her, and that he won't let go of her. The two find shelter at the home of a friend of Mun-hee, Jane
- Seo Jung (as Ms. Kim)
- Sim Ji-ho (as 19-year-old Hyun)
- Oh Yun-hong (as Jean)