Min-seo is a troublemaker who is frequently absent from school, runs away from home, and even prostitutes herself to make money. But she is also an ordinary high school student who thinks that she should learn English for the future. One day, she is caught in the act of stealing the wallet of an immigrant worker whose name is Karim. Their strange relationship begins when she promises to get his delayed wages for him. Accompanying Karim, she comes to see Korean society from the point of view of the Other for the very first time. Korean society seen from his viewpoint is very different from the society she has seen until now. She becomes irritated with Karim, who cowers before Heinge, an English lecturer. Reflecting upon herself, however, she gradually opens her heart and truly accepts him for who he is. The scene is somewhat obtrusive in which she proposes to Karim so that he can stay in Korea. Although Min-seo’s feelings for Karim are understandable, they seem to be exaggerated to some degree. But the film does not take the easy solution that marriage can magically solve every problem. Karim is forcefully deported from Korea, but Min-seo finds that she undergoes true changes in her mind. In the last scene, Min-seo eats food with her hands at an Indian restaurant, which implies that now she understands other cultures and is a true friend to Karim.
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