Kim Young-min, Seo Young-hee and Kwon So-Hyun – Actors – Madonna
FRED’s Matt Micucci interviews Kim Young-min, Seo Young-hee and Kwon So-Hyun, actors of the film Madonna by Shin Su-Won, featured in the Un Certain Regard programme of the 68th Cannes Film Festival.
The three actors talk with us about the characters they portrayed and the different difficulties they encounters in playing their very distinctive role in a difficult, dark and provocative film.
MADONNA: Hye-rim, a 35-year-old woman, finds a job at a hospital as a caregiver assigned to a quadriplegic VIP patient who practically owns the hospital. For the past 10 years, the VIP patient’s son Sang-woo has been desperately keeping him alive for money, ordering the doctors to perform several heart transplants despite recurrent heart failures.
In need of another one, Sang-woo takes a brain dead unidentified woman as a donor and asks Hye-rim to look into her background. She discovers that the woman was once a prostitute known as ‘Madonna’ who has experienced a lifetime of abuse, and that she is pregnant. In an attempt to save Madonna’s unborn child, Hye-rim goes against Sang-woo’s orders and searches for the baby’s father.