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Samaritan Girl Review


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Perhaps there's a language barrier between the U.S. and Korea. I'm just not sure that if you're a teen prostitute, and your best friend kills herself, and you decide to sleep with all her old customers... that that makes you a "samaritan." But maybe I'm just being weird about it.

Samaritan Girl is a strange, strange trip through the pathetic lives of a pair of Korean prostitutes/schoolgirls. When one offs herself (the cops are closing in and she jumps out of a window), the friend (who got her into this business in the first place), retraces her coital adventures for an unknown reason. Along for the ride is her father, shadowing every encounter, and getting into an altercation with each man the young girl sleeps with -- typically slapping him upset the head until one or both of them runs away in tears. He never confronts the daughter, and in the end they wind up stranded in the countryside, eating sweet potatoes.

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