Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors

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Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors
Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors movie poster.jpg
Theatrical poster
Hangul !
Revised Romanization O! Su-jeong
McCune–Reischauer O! Su-jŏng
Directed by Hong Sang-soo
Produced by Ahn Byeong-ju
Written by Hong Sang-soo
Starring Lee Eun-ju
Moon Sung-keun
Jeong Bo-seok
Music by Ok Gil-seong
Cinematography Choi Yeong-taek
Edited by Hahm Sung-won
Mirashin Korea
Distributed by Buena Vista (Korea)
Release date
  • 26 May 2000 (2000-05-26)
Running time
126 minutes
Country South Korea
Language Korean

Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors (Oh! Soo-jung) is a 2000 South Korean comedy-drama film, directed by Hong Sang-soo. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival.[1]

It follows the romantic travails of a video producer and a gallery owner, and the web of deceit they spin around their relationship. It was an early success in the short career of female star Lee Eun-ju, who took her own life five years later.[2]

The title of the film is presumably a reference to Marcel Duchamp's artwork The Bride Stripped Bare By Her Bachelors, Even.


Soo-jung (Lee Eun-ju) is a scriptwriter for a local cable TV station. She is close with the program producer Young-soo (Moon Sung-keun). In attempts to urge his rich friend Jae-hoon to finance an independent film he is currently directing, Young-soo visits Jae-hoon's (Jeong Bo-seok) gallery with Soo-jung tagging along. Jae-hoon finds himself attracted to Soo-jung and asks her to become his lover. Soo-jung somewhat reluctantly accepts the offer on condition that it will only be when they go out for a drink. Their tug-of-war reveals that Soo-jung is still a virgin and this impresses Jae-hoon as well as escalates his frustration. Meanwhile, Young-soo also expresses his feelings for Soo-jung. Soo-jung will have to decide whether to surrender her virginty as Jae-hoon anxiously awaits her at a hotel room.



2001 Grand Bell Awards[3]
2000 Asia-Pacific Film Festival
  • Best Screenplay
2000 Tokyo International Film Festival
  • Special Mention


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