The Weight

The Weight

6.2

Total votes: 29

Director & Screenwriter: Jeon Kyu Hwan

Release Date: Sep 7, 2012

Duration: 1 hr. 48 min.

Year: 2012

Rank: #58421

Country: South Korea

Native Title: 무게

Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

Alternative Titles: Mooge

Genre: Drama, Life

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Jung is the mortician at the morgue who has to heavily rely on medicine for his severe tuberculosis and arthritis. Despite his illness, cleansing and dressing the dead is a noble and even beautiful work to him. Jung is the last living person who silently takes care of the dead. So for him, his life at the morgue is both a reality and a fantasy while the corpses are his models andfriends for his paintings, his sole living pleasure.

Born with a hunchback and left at an orphanage, Jung was adopted by a woman who hid him away in the attic only to use him as a child slave for her dress shop. The woman’s own child Dong-bae is younger than Jung; she has always wanted to become a woman, loathing her own male body. While Jung feels affection and sympathy for his younger stepsister, he feels burdened by Dong-bae’s struggles. Under the weight of life and death carried by the dead bodies that he faces each day coupled with his love-hate relationship with Dong-bae, Jung endures the pain and thirst that he feels like a camel crossing a desolate desert in silence. Then he quietly prepares his biggest, his last gift for his sister.

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