The once dignified male protagonist is now portrayed as a wretched swindler, the demure widow as a lustful woman with an insatiable appetite for her newfound prey. Hae Joo (Kim Won Hee) is a simple-minded, young mother who makes a living by renting out a room to passing travelers and selling flowers. Her undeniable beauty makes her the object of desire amongst the many bachelors in their small rural village. But the lonely widow has her heart set on her new visitor from Seoul, tall and good-looking veterinarian Duk Geun (Jung Jun Ho). Never the shy type, Hae Joo literally throws herself on him, much to dismay of her daughter and longtime admirer Sung Chil. For Duk Geun, a swindler in pursuit of money, Hae Joo’s overtness is a nuisance – until he discovers her one million-dollar bank account. All of a sudden, there is a swift turn in the tide and Duk Geun is the one trying to win Hae Joo’s heart using all of his known techniques. But, watch out, this naive-looking widow is not to be underestimated.
This is an update of Shin Sang-ok’s remarkable 1961 film of the same title.
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