GenreDrama, Thriller ScreenplayYu Gap-yeol Duration CountrySouth Korea
Release dateMay 26, 2001 (2001-05-26) Based onScorpio Nights
by Peque Gallaga Initial releaseMay 26, 2001 (South Korea) CastKim Ji-Hyeon (Hie-ran), Choi Cheol-Ho (Tae-yeol), Ryu Su-Yeong (Sang-ho), Jang Seong-won
Summertime (Hangul: 썸머타임; RR: Sseommeotaim) is a 2001 South Korean film directed by Park Jae-ho and starring Ryu Soo-young and Kim Ji-hyun. A remake of the controversial Philippine film Scorpio Nights (1985), the film was also inspired by the Gwangju massacre.
Set in the 1980s, Sang-ho is a student activist hiding out in a small rural village. He accidentally witnesses, through a hole on the floor of his second story room, a married couple having sex. He discovers he is a voyeur at heart and becomes bolder and bolder in his actions. One day, he gets an opportunity to play out his fantasies. When the husband is not home, Sang-ho goes downstairs. Imitating the husband's manner of foreplay even down to the sequence, the young man has sex with the wife. She, like Sang-ho, is a prisoner of the house. The second time he comes to her, he touches her in a different way which makes her turn around and discover that there is a stranger in her bed. But this does not deter her as she reaches out to him for an intense embrace. The husband, Tae-yeol, is an ex-policeman fired for alleged corruption, and his wife Hee-ran, who was raped by him as a young girl, for the sake of status quo has ended up as his wife and prisoner.