A movie about the painful experiences of Korean
women forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese during wartime… has topped the box office
in Korea. “Spirits’ Homecoming” drew more than 153-thousand
people on Thursday, its opening day,… edging out Hollywood blockbuster “Deadpool.”
The film, which is based on statements from surviving victims, was made with funds donated
by more than 75-thousand supporters in and outside of Korea.
Director Jo Jung-rae says… the movie aims to console the spirits of the roughly 200-thousand
young Korean women and girls forced to serve in military brothels during World War Two,…
many of whom never made it back home.