Year 2015, why is Shim-Ch’ong plunging into the sea again?
Why Did Shim-Ch’ong Plunge into the Sea Twice? is a jarring revision of the legend of a filial daughter who volunteers to drown herself for the restoration of her blind father's sight. In OH, Tae-suk's violent retelling, the daughter, Shim-Ch’ong, is abruptly placed in a seamy modern underworld of thieves, pimps, and prostitutes, where her plunge into the sea no longer offers hope of redemption but rather serves as a moving reminder of the fragility of goodness in contemporary society. There is a young man named CHUNG Sae-Myung, who has a heart of compassion towards others that is hardly found these days. Through this young man, the director cries out for our dying moral values. The audience can enjoy a theatric entertainment, which the director brings through the humor and satire embedded in the struggle of the young man. But the audience will end up empathizing with him. There really is nothing to laugh about, but it leaks out anyway, and you feel a chill clawing the back of your neck!