A beautiful damsel in distress is held captive by an evil being, and waits for her heroic prince. Sounds familiar, such stories have multiple interpretations from ancient days to the present. If Rapunzel, locked in a high tower by a witch, drew the prince to her with her long hair, the senbei vendor Soon-yi has a long rope tied to her ankle and lures men to her home for the sake of the president of New World Bakery. The president awaits ascension by completing his maimed body through plundering parts from the bodies of others, and Soon-yi performs her contract as a slave in order to break from the fetters and achieve freedom. Their perverted relationship is a simile to the subordination of the individual to capital. The affection between Soon-yi and Myung-su, a laborer collecting the leftovers in the city, shows that Senbei Selling Girl is a romance for the pure-hearted in the chilly gray city. But the city does not tolerate happy endings. In the fairy-tale realm, Rapunzel and the prince could achieve happiness and love through their hardships; the love story in this city shows Myung-su sacrifices one of his legs, but does not treat his action as a noble sacrifice that achieves love. The depressing black-and-white space and expressionless face of Soon-yi wanders about in this film. In the cruel city ruled by unfair rules of the game, a love story can only be a cruel ghost story.
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