In Korean films, adultery has been used mostly in melodramatic ways, centering the focus on the coupling of the male and female protagonists. Unlike this tendency, A Day for an Affair actively incorporates the characteristics of a romantic comedy, creating much ado. Reflecting trends exhibited after 2000, the film draws from common gossip-born themes such as of a married woman’s affair through the internet, older woman-younger man couples, irresponsible mothers and so forth. However, the film does not seem to be interested in fighting the relationship based issues with these themes. Instead, the film seriously brings into questioning the everyday lives of housewives in Korean society. A woman in her thirties has to make herself look young and stylish in order to get over the pain caused by her husband’s womanizing. Another woman in her twenties, who was married way too early, clumsily strives to fulfill the roll of a wife and tactless mother, but still she can’t help but feel bored. Eventually, the affairs seem like secondary choices to escape their common lives. When the heterosexual relationship is about to become their unconditional choice, the film once again puts a break to their affairs. However, this break is not to put the women back into the system but to create a bond between the two. The performance scenes that come in the beginning and the ending scenes of the film predict the women’s merry present and future, Throughout the film, the women continue to play tug of war between reality and desire.
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