Bad Guy(나쁜 남자)is a November 11, 2001 Movie directed by Kim Ki-Duk South Korea.
While strutting through Downtown Seoul, Han-gi, a local gangland pimp, spots young Sun-hwa, a pretty, middle-class college student, waiting on a park bench. He sits next to her, creatinga disparate scene of two classes in soft harmony, until she sneers at his advances and rushesinto the arms of her preppy boyfriend. Offended, he grabs her and forcefully kisses her. Sun-hwademands an apology, and when Han-Gi refuses, he is beaten by a group of soldiers who hadwitnessed the assault. As a final insult, Sun-hwa spits in his face while he is restrained, humiliating him.
Soon after, Sun-hwa makes the mistake of taking a seemingly forgotten wallet filled withcash. She is apprehended by the owner, and forced to a pay a huge sum or be turned into thepolice. With no money, she signs a contract that results in her being sold into prostitution torepay the debt.
Whisked away to the neon colors of a Seoul brothel, her introduction to street life is harshand cold, her teacher an iron-hearted woman with only disdain for the untrained Sun-hwa. Asshe is brought into her drab room for her first encounter, we learn who is really behind herimprisonment. Watching from behind a double mirror in her room, sits Han-gi, the ‘Bad Guy.’
As Sun-hwa descends further and further into street life, she takes on the full fledged traitsof a john-luring prostitute. Han-gi’s curtain parts to reveal Sun-hwa’s harsh education throughthe mirror, and his tears, creeping through the hardness of his thuggish face, expose his growingfeelings for her. Han-gi’s language is reduced to facial gestures, his throat marked with the longlash of a scar straight across from ear to ear.
After a failed escape attempt, Sun-hwa is taken to the seashore by Han-gi. Here she is confronted with a series of mysterious torn photographs that seem to suggest a hidden past or evena possible predetermined future between Han-gi and herself.