A Hot Roof

A Hot Roof

A Hot Roof

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It's the hottest day of the century, and no one in Chong-Hee's apartment is in a good mood . In fact, the whole building is pretty much dealing with the heat in the best way possible. With air-conditioners turned high and refrigerators left open, frustration and anxiety hit when the building loses power. Within Chong-Hee's apartment, things take a drastic turn, however, as her husband, Song-Ku, violently beats her. Seeking refuge in the local women's club, Chong-Hee finds her neighbors are no longer going to idly stand by. They attack Song-Ku and beat him while their own husbands just blame his anger on the heat. Violence leads to death, as Song-Ku dies from his injuries. Labeled murderers, the women spend the next four days and nights on the apartment building roof, barricading the doors, so their police guests on the street below cannot arrest them. Lee Min-Yong's award-winning film (Blue Dragon Award, Reporters Guild of Korea Award, Choonsa Award) takes a stand where very few have. Unlike most films depicting vigilantism, A Hot Roof does not presume an instant solidarity among the women but wittily and unschematically confronts their own differences while they quickly become a national media sensation. --Mike Rabehl

It's the hottest day of the century, and no one in Chong-Hee's apartment is in a good mood . In fact, the whole building is pretty much dealing with the heat in the best way possible.