full title
MADONNA (2015)
  • Director SHIN Su-won
    Year 2015
    Status Completed
    Genre drama
    Starring SEO Young-hee, KWON So-hyun, KIM Young-min, BYUN Yo-han
    Running Time 120 min.
    Country of Production Korea
    Festival & Awards 2015 Cannes Film Festival - Un Certain Regard
    2015 Busan Int’l Film Festival - Panorama
    2015 Hawaii Int’l Film Festival - Halekulani Golden Orchid for Best Narrative Feature
    Synopsis Hye-rim, a 35-year-old woman, finds a job at a hospital as an assistant nurse assigned to a quadriplegic VIP patient who practically owns the hospital. For the past 10 years, the VIP patient’s son Kim Sang-woo has been desperately keeping him alive, ordering the doctors to perform several heart transplants despite recurrent heart failures. In need of another one, Sang-woo takes a brain dead unidentified woman as a donor and asks Hye-rim to look into her background. She discovers that the woman was once a prostitute known as ‘Madonna’ who has experienced a lifetime of abuse, and that she is pregnant. In an attempt to save Madonna’s unborn child, Hye-rim goes against Sang-woo’s orders and searches for the baby’s father.