The married Bongwan leaves home in the dark morning and sets off to work. The memories of the woman who left weigh down on him. That day Bongwan's wife finds a love note, bursts into the office, and mistakes Areum for the woman who left.
Kwon returns to Seoul from the mountains and is given a packet of letters from Mori back from Japan to propose to her. Kwon drops and scatters the undated letters. She reads them and has to make sense of the chronology - and so must we?
After an affair with a married man, celebrated actress Younghee decides to take some time out. She travels to the far-off, city of Hamburg. In a conversation with a friend she asks herself if her lover will follow her and whether he misses her as much as she misses him. During her long walks through wintry parks and along riverbanks she attempts to become clear about her feelings and desires. Written by
This movie is the definition of a slow burn, but without much of a pay off. Granted, I didn't finish watching the movie. After patiently waiting for 50 minutes for something to get me hooked, I completely bailed (I know, I was disappointed in me too) and came here to complain about it.
Plot-wise, there's isn't much going on. From what I understood, the director wanted to focus on the poetry of human emotions. That's a heavy task to take on, to say the least. Basically, the movie revolves around a young woman who experiences heartbreak and the actress in main role, Min-hee Kim, is really wonderful in it. You can see that she cares a lot about giving a good performance. She's very minimal in her actions, but they feel like they belong to this character. Honestly, she carries this movie.
Now for the bad things: the main thing that annoyed me was the camera movement. It was such an eye sore. Most of the shots used are static, and that's good, but at times they try to zoom in and 90% of the time, it looks horrible. Like a home movie a 10 year old makes. I got so distracted by it. It really took me out of the movie. Plus, the static shots would've been even better with some good dialogue, but the script is just ...okay. Not great, but passable.
I guess the main idea is that there's nothing really special about this movie. The script is passable, the sound design is passable, the editing is passable, the directing is passable. The only thing that's good is Min-hee Kim. If you're a fan of hers, you won't regret watching this.
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