July 30th, 2009

20111112, Marilee

A Day at Home

Lucila is here now cleaning and Peapod is coming sometime between 4:30pm and 9:30pm. I may venture out to mail the DVD if there's time between (and there should be), but it would be nice to be dry for a whole day.

I haven't heard back from the drywaller I picked, so I'll call him tomorrow if I don't hear by then. I can always call the guy who was $25 more, although I'd never call Mr. Handyman who was more than three times the second guy. (Guy I picked: $125, other guy: $150, Mr. Handyman: $470.)
20111112, Marilee


This was an interesting Korean movie about homelessness. We see a young man putting advertising on doors, breaking into a house that still has the ad at night, listening to the message on the phone, and then making himself at home. He gets out before the homeowners come back, until one day, a beautiful young woman comes home early with a black eye and split lip. They don't talk to each other, but she doesn't make him leave, either. There's a golf frame in the backyard and the guy plays out there.

When the at least 20-year-older husband comes home, the guy is outside and sees that in the space of about two seconds, the husband apologizes and starts undressing her to have sex. The guy hits a golf-ball toward the window, which makes the husband come out. The guy hits balls at the husband and the girl comes with the guy on his motorcycle.

Things go pretty well for a while -- they continue the use of empty homes -- but at one house they find a dead older man and wash and wrap him and bury him. His daughter and son-in-law come home early and the police take the young couple to the station. The girl is handed over to her husband as if he owns her and even though they can find nothing wrong in the guy's past, he's put in jail. He practices getting away, even becoming "invisible" to the guard, who beats him with a baton every day. One day, he gets out and becomes "invisible" in the house of the girl and the husband.

I liked this movie, and there's not much talking so not much attention needed for the subtitles.