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South Korean movie on glass ceiling leaves society divided

Young men say it is they who are being discriminated against; women call them out

At one point, 25% of all movie screens in South Korea were playing "Kim Ji-young, Born 1982." (Photo by Sotaro Suzuki)

SEOUL -- "Kim Ji-young, Born 1982," a film based on a novel of the same name, has revealed a chasm in South Korea.

The story about a young woman's daily struggles and the discrimination she experiences has resonated with a range of women. In contrast, young men, many of who believe society gives them a raw deal, have shown a strong dislike of the film.

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