Total votes: 184

Release Date: Jan 21, 2016

Duration: 1 hr. 50 min.

Year: 2016

Country: South Korea

Native Title: 하프

Content Rating: 18+ Restricted (violence & profanity)

Alternative Titles: Hapeu

Genre: Drama, Law


Working at a transgender bar, Mina Ah is a trans woman. When her colleague is assaulted by a male customer, she steps in to help, only to accidentally terminate the assaulter. At the court, Min Ah insists that she had no choice – she had to protect her colleague – but the situation is not favorable to her. Taking advantage of her intimate identity, the prosecutor drives the case as if thetragic end were a result out of jealousy, and Min Ah’s own lawyer does not pay attention to her situation. Not until Min Ah is placed in a men’s jail and is seized with terror do the human rights issues for transgender people emerge. Min Ah is finally transferred to a prison for women, but still she suffers from misunderstanding. Presenting the transgender human rights issues as a court drama, this film tries to correct the myriad misunderstandings toward transgender people. Director Kim Se Yeon made this film based on a true story about a transgender woman jailed with male inmates. This is also a court drama that embraces the conventional styles rather than new techniques.


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