First Trailer for Andrew Ahn's Korean-American Indie Film 'Spa Night'

July 27, 2016
Source: Vulture

Spa Night

"I thought I could do better for you. I thought I could do more." Strand Releasing has debuted the official trailer for Andrew Ahn's film Spa Night, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. Joe Seo plays David Cho, an 18-year-old Korean-American living with his family in Los Angeles who takes a job at a Korean spa to help make money for his family. There he discovers the seedy side of the spa, and struggles with his own sexuality and identity in a vibrant, poetic coming-of-age story. The full cast includes Haerry Kim, Youn Ho Cho, Tae Song and Ho Young Chung. This trailer features some impressive cinematography and the film earned a few rave reviews out of Sundance, so check it out if you're interested.

Here's the first official trailer for Andrew Ahn's Spa Night, originally embedded from Vulture:

A closeted Korean-American teenager takes a job at a Korean spa to help his struggling family, only to discover an underground world of gay sex at the spa that both scares and excites him. "As David dares to explore his sexuality, his family life crumbles, forcing him to reconcile his own desires with his parents’ hopes, dreams, and expectations." Spa Night is both written and directed by Korean-American filmmaker Andrew Ahn, making his feature directorial debut after a couple of shorts previously. He graduated from Brown University and received an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts. This film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year. Strand Releasing will open Spa Night in select theaters on August 19th.

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I would like to have a spa at my disposal. But I also like all the benefits. This does not seem to be a good deal. But it looks nicely shot ...

shiboleth on Jul 27, 2016


Being a parent working every hour and still struggling to survive must be brutal, it's no wonder the working class die so much younger. Will look this out if I get a chance see it

Carpola on Jul 28, 2016


Looks good. Subject has been tackled before, but the perspective of Koreans in America might be interesting.

DAVIDPD on Jul 28, 2016


Sorry Andrew but Koreans don't want their family oriented spas and saunas to be gay cruising spots.

wangkon936 on Aug 2, 2016

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