The atmospheric Spa Night is a portrait of forbidden sexual awakening set in the nocturnal world of spas and karaoke bars in Los Angeles' Koreatown. David Cho (Joe Seo in a breakthrough performance), a timid 18-year-old living with his financially-struggling immigrant parents, chances upon a secret cruising spot when he takes a job at an all-male spa. There he begins to realize hidden desires that threaten his life as a dutiful son and student.
Reasons to Buy
- A profoundly moving drama about a young man torn between the expectations of his family and his own burgeoning desires.
- Lead actor Joe Seo is revelatory. He won the Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Performance at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.
- Spa Night has been earning major acclaim from critics. The New York Times called it "exquisitely observant" while The Village Voice called it a "heartbreaking coming-out drama."