Cart, based on a true event, is Boo Ji-young’s second feature dealing with labor rights and deeply rooted issues of work exploitation especially geared toward part-time, temp workers in Korea. Sun-hee is a rather docile, passive worker who hopes to finally become a full-time employee after five years of earnest dedication at a corporate supermarket. When she and her coworkers receive sudden texts from the company notifying them of their termination, instead of remaining passive, they unite and fight back.

DIRECTED BY: Boo Ji-young. WRITTEN BY: Boo Ji-young, Kim Gyung-chan. WITH: Yum Jung-ah, Moon Jeong-hee, Kim Young-ae, Kim Kang-woo. 2014. 103 min. Korea. Color. Korean. DCP.

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