Mar 8, 2017
A promotional poster for the Korean historical film "Snowy Road" (Yonhap)
A low-budget film about two Korean girls forced into sex slavery by Japanese soldiers during World War II has surpassed 100,000 views in local theaters, data showed Wednesday.
," released last Wednesday, recorded 100,957 in attendance as of Tuesday, according to the real-time based box-office tally from the Korean Film Council (KOFIC).
The drama depicts the life and friendship of two 15-year-old girls named Jong-bun and Young-ae, who become victims of the wartime sexual enslavement
. They are taken away at the last stage of the 1910-1945 Japanese colonial occupation of the Korean Peninsula without even knowing the reasons and forced to work in Japanese military brothels. Historians estimate there were more than 200,000 victims, mostly from Korea.
The movie has received favorable reviews from critics for the excellent performance by its teen actresses Kim Hyang-gi and Kim Sae-ron, and delicate directing by Lee Na-jeong.