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Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 17 in D- 'The Tempest', Op. 31, No. 2, 'Allegretto' (3rd Movement)
Performed by Unknown
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
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This was my first Do-yeon Jeon film and I wasn't sure what to expect but I was blown away by the intensity of the films bleak undertones. Do-yeon plays the part marvelously and there are other impressive performances from Seo-Hyeon Ahn and Yeo-Jong Yun.
I sat riveted throughout while it twisted and turned down its sometimes too obvious narrative path.
The rather theatrical ending was a bit of a surprise but didn't spoil the films impact too much.
I have yet see the other Do-yeon Jeon films but based on this performance I can't wait.
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