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- Movie: Life is Peachy (English title) / Ashamed (literal title / early English title)
- Revised romanization: Changpihae
- Hangul: 창피해
- Director: Kim Soo-Hyun
- Writer: Kim Soo-Hyun
- Producer: Kim Bong-Hoon, Ahn Mong-Sik
- World Premiere: October 2010 (Pusan International Film Festival)
- Release Date: December 8, 2011
- Runtime: 129 min.
- Genre: Drama / Women
- Distributor: Mountain Pictures
- Language: Korean
- Country: South Korea
Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki Staff ©
Yoon Ji-Woo (Kim Hyo-Jin) is an employee for a department store. She feels disenchanted with her job which requires her to keep a fake smile on all day and massage the feet of VIP customers. Her personal life is not much better as she feels detachment from all of her past boyfriends. One day after work, Ji-Woo takes up a mannequin to the roof of the department store. Ji-Woo is thinking about committing suicide. She then places the mannequin on the ledge of the building and leaves for the street, where she will watch its fall.
Meanwhile, pickpocket Kang Ji-Woo (Kim Kkobbi) is caught in the act on the subway by an undercover cop. Before she is hauled away, one of Kang Ji-Woo's accomplices stabs the police officer and takes Kang Ji-Woo away. Kang Ji-Woo and her unscrupulous accomplices drives off in a van. Before the van can get very far they crash into a falling mannequin. Standing nearby, department store employee Yoon Ji-Woo is horrified by what has happened.
The police officers arrive and handcuffs Kang Ji-Woo and Yoon Ji-Woo. The two women then sneak off while the police are distracted ...
- Filming began November 19th, 2009 in Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul and finished January 30, 2010.
- Movie went under English title "Ashamed" during its film festival run in 2011 ("Ashamed" is also the movie's literal title, i.e. Korean title "Changpihae" translates literally to "Ashamed"). Prior to the movie's general release in South Korea, the movie's English title changed to "Life is Peachy".
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