(1 × 50’) BBC 2
STRAND: Under the Sun
Producer/Directors: Sunandan Walia & Yugesh Walia
Photography: Chris Cox
Film Editor: Bob Cook
Series Editor: David Pearson
International Distribution by: BBC Worldwide
“He looks like Kevin Costner, plus Jim Carrey, plus Leonard DiCaprio” Hee-Jung describes her boyfriend Will to her friends.
Min-Ah and Hee-Jung are two attractive, twenty-something South Korean women who have fallen madly in love with Pat and Will, American soldiers based in Seoul. But cultural differences inevitably lead to friction. The couples have to learn to adjust if the relationships are to work. To help the process the women enrol at the USO Bride School in Seoul to learn how to become perfect all-American wives.
Seoul Mates follows the couples’ developing relationships over a year. When Will returns to America, the issue of whether Hee-Jung should join him and marry him becomes complicated.