Ashamed (film)

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Revised Romanization Changpihae
McCune–Reischauer Ch‘angp‘ihae
Directed by Kim Soo-hyeon
Written by Kim Soo-hyeon
Starring Kim Hyo-jin
Kim Kkot-bi
Distributed by Mountain Pictures
Release date(s)
  • October 2010 (2010-10) (Busan Film Festival)
  • December 8, 2011 (2011-12-08) (South Korea)
Running time 129 minutes
Country South Korea
Language Korean

Ashamed (Hangul: 창피해; hanja: ; RR: Changpihae; MR: Ch‘angp‘ihae), also known under the international title Life Is Peachy, is a South Korean queer film directed by Kim Soo-hyeon. This is Kim's second feature film after 2004's So Cute. Life Is Peachy was released in theaters on December 8, 2011, but had already been making the rounds on the festival circuit. The film had its world premiere in the New Currents section at the 15th Busan International Film Festival[1][2] and screened in the Panorama section at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival.[3][4]


Arts professor Jung Ji-woo (Kim Sang-hyun) is searching for a nude model for a video clip that will be played at her exhibition. When Hee-jin (Seo Hyun-jin), one of her students, recommends Yoon Ji-woo (Kim Hyo-jin) for the job, the three woman head to the beach to shoot the video. As they spend time together, Yoon Ji-woo begins to share pieces of her past relationship with Kang Ji-woo (Kim Kkot-bi). The film weaves the pasts and presents of the three Ji-woos and focuses on their intersecting relationship.[5][6]



  1. ^ "Ashamed". Pusan International Film Festival. Retrieved 7 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Ashamed". Cinema Digital Seoul Film Festival. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Ashamed". Berlinale. Retrieved 10 February 2011. 
  4. ^ Roxborough, Scott. "Films by Lee Tamahori, Abe Sylvia, Michael McDonagh Among Berlin Panorama entries". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 3 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "Breaking a taboo, first major film about the L-word opens in Korea". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 25 November 2011. 
  6. ^ "Two different gay films to arrive on K-film scene". Korea Herald. Retrieved 17 November 2011. 

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