GenreHorror, Mystery, Thriller Music directorByeon Sung-Yong WriterSuh-Goon Lee LanguageKorean
Release date21 April 1995 (1995-04-21) Initial releaseApril 22, 1995 (South Korea) CastSin-Hye Hwang (Yun), Bang Eun-Jin (Song), Chu-Ryun Kim (The Investigator) Similar moviesRatatouille, Burnt, Rear Window, Silver Linings Playbook, Chef, Manhattan Murder Mystery
TaglineTwo apartments. Two women. One shocking mystery.
301 302 trailer 1996
301, 302 or 301/302 is a 1995 South Korean film directed by Park Chul-soo. It tells the story of two South Korean women, neighbors in the same apartment building, who take very different approaches to the difficulties of modern life; one indulges in food, sex, and spending while the other lives in self-imposed austerity. The film was selected as the South Korean entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 68th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.
Compulsion, a 2013 Canadian psychological thriller directed by Egidio Coccimiglio, is based on this film.
The film details the relationship between two neighbours, Song-Hee a chef, and Yun-Hee an anorexic writer. After her divorce, Song-Hee moves in next door to Yun-Hee. Realising she is an anorexic, Song-Hee begins to torment Yun-Hee by offering her food, eventually forcing it upon her violently.
Both women’s pasts are explored: Yun-Hee’s sexual abuse at the hands of her step-father, butcher by trade; Song-Hee’s dysfunctional marriage, her obesity, and finally the moment she cooks her husband’s dog and feeds it to him as an act of revenge.
The film ends as Yun-Hee offers her own body to be cooked and eaten. After her death and consumption, Yun-Hee is shown living happily in Song-Hee’s apartment as a spirit. The film is told in flashback, as Song-Hee is interviewed by a detective who is investigating Yun-Hee’s disappearance.