Ticket stands out amongst other hostess dramas because of the honesty with which it shows the ruthlessness that da-bangs must be run and the desperation with which the women in it must work. Also, this film is the first production of the female actor Kim Ji-mee who also stars.
In Yeong-ja's Heydays we can see the beginnings of the Korean hostess melodrama. More importantly, we can see the harsh realities that women faced in the 70s. This is a powerful film underscored by Kim Seung-ok's writing, Kim Ho-seon's direction, and Yeom Bok-sun's breathtaking performance as Yeong-ja.
The General's Mustache is interesting for the questions it raises on society and individual identity in post-war Korea. It seems to suggest that one's ability to conform is the basis upon which one's identity and successful integration depends most highly.