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TAKE CARE OF MY CAT
aka GOYANGILEUL BUTAGHAE
USA: Kino International
UK: Millennium Film Dist
Cast: Du-na Bae, Yu-won Lee, Ji-young Ok, Eung-sil Lee, Eun-ju Lee
Director: Jeong Jae Eun
Country: South Korea
Language: Korean (English subtitles)
UK: 111 mins
UK Certificate: PG contains mild bad language and imitable behaviour
USA Release Date: 18 October 2002 (Limited Release - New York)
UK Release Date: 26 December 2002
Five girlfriends in their early twenties live in the dingy port town of Incheon. A close-knit circle in high school, their paths begin to diverge as they step into the adult world.
At the center of the group is the beautiful and vain Hae-joo, who dreams of becoming a successful career woman. She leaves Incheon for an apartment in Seoul and a junior position with a brokerage firm.
The other girls are left behind in a state of solitude and unease; Tae-hee works for free for her parents and takes dictation from a poet suffering from cerebral palsy and Ji-young seeks a job, while caring for her grandparents in their dilapidated apartment. The twins Bi-ryu and Ohn-jo buffer themselves from change with constant togetherness.
The cellular phones ring as the girls coordinate their meetings. A lost cat, Tee tee, enters the lives of these young women, passing from one owner to the next as circumstances pull lives and friends apart and others together.