Recently arriving from Korea, Su Jung befriends the neighbours who take her along to their weekly swimming lessons. When dinner is not cooked and the routine of the house is disrupted, Su Jung’s husband is afraid of losing his cultural values, while Su Jung finds her home in the water.
Exploring cultural differences, Eating Sausage tells the story of a recent Korean immigrant trapped in Auckland's suburbia while her husband works. When one of the neighbours invites her to go to their weekly swimming lessons, she finds her place in the water. But when her swimming lessons affect dinner, her husband is most displeased.
This was one of a quartet of short films that explored the clash of cultures within New Zealand. The other titles in the series are Clean Linen, Amadi and Night Shift.