With or Without You


A film by Hyuckjee Park
HIHARBOR Films /Korea in co-production with Filmquadrat.dok GmbH
Year of Production: 2011-2013
Length: 80/52 min

Maggi and Chunhee lived for 45 years under one roof as wives of one man. Now they are old and approaching the end of their extraordinary intertwined lives.

The film will follow the two women during their daily life in the Korean countryside. It will intensively capture their intimate and very special relationship, one in which they share night and day side by side. It is not always an easy life, but it is always marked by deep respect and love and the extraordinary humor of both of them

The director Hyuckjee Park has been working on this feature documentary since 2011, visiting the two women regularly and documenting the increasing challenges in their shared life as they become ever older.
About a year ago he completely moved to the village. Since then, he has been a fly on their shoulder" and has been witness to their intertwined lives – a shared life filled with truthfulness, loyalty, love, and respect for human dignity and a rare insight into Korean society.





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