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Byun Young-joo Film: "Helpless"

Event Type
Film Screening
miyuki miyabe, psychological thriller, south korea
Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies
126 School of Information Sciences
Oct 11, 2017   6:00 pm  
Free and open to the public
Originating Calendar
Asian American Studies

Mun-ho (Lee Sun-kyun) and Seon-yeong (Kim Min-hee) are getting married in a few weeks. On their way to visit Mun-ho’s parents, Seon-yeong suddenly disappears. Mun-ho sets out to find his missing fiancé and discovers the shocking truth...


Helpless is a 2012 South Korean psychological thriller written and directed by Byun Young-joo based on the bestselling novel “Kasha” by Japanese writer Miyuki Miyabe. The novel was translated to English in 1999 under the title "All She Was Worth." (Directed by Byun Young-joo. South Korea. 2012. 117 minutes.)


Presented in partnership with the Institute for Korean Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington and made possible by the Core University Program Grant from the Academy of Korean Studies.

Related Event:

Habitual Sadness Screening/Conversation with Director BYUN Young-joo (October 12, 2017, 6 - 9 pm at 126 School of Information Sciences)

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