Feb 11

Does the Cuckoo Sing at Night? (1981) aka Baekugido bame uneunga

The beauty of the place and the beauty disarming Yun Jeong-hie that releases eroticism in a spontaneous and adding a sliding very interesting history and make it de Does cuckoo cry at Night a very interesting product and the viewer can not prove it for the poor and naive (but also good-hearted) Hyunbo. This film is based on a novel by a novel Bi-seok Jeong, and in my view succeeded in recreating quite closely the context. Definitely not a staple of cinema 80 years but the fact remains that the film deserves and it is very interesting to watch.

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Feb 07

Dirty Blood (2012) aka 나쁜 피 (nah-beun pi)

In-seon is about to leave to Spain as a foreign exchange student when she hears shocking news from her terminally-ill mother. Her father she thought dead, was alive and she was born when he raped her mother. While she had inner conflicts about her existence, she decides to find him and kill him. She disguises herself as his previous wife’s relative and starts living with him and In-seon’s actions of revenge gradually collapses…

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Feb 06

A Woman Who Wasn’t Loved (2016) aka 사랑받지 못한 여자 (sa-rang-bad-ji mo-shan yeo-ja)

Do-kyeong (Sin Won-ho) who is fresh out of the military meets mysterious Ga-in (Kim Hwa-yeon) on a boat to a deserted island. He is attracted by her fragility and thinks she might disappear soon. That evening, the two of them meet again at a bar called Yubari and spend the night together. Ga-in has a growing passion inside of her and Do-kyeong struggles to free himself from her obsession.

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Jan 10

Into the White Night (2009) a.K.a Baekyahaeng: Hayan eodoom sokeul geolda

A pawnbroker is found murdered in a remote town. Police suspect that he was murdered by an acquaintance, as even the most experienced investigator on the case could identify no signs of resistance. Three people come under suspicion but all of them have perfect alibis and the investigation comes to a standstill. One year later, one of them is found dead and the original murder case becomes even more mysterious. Almost fifteen years pass and the lead inspector, now approaching retirement, reflects on the only case he could not solve in an otherwise successful career. Haunted by a sense of responsibility and guilt that he caused suffering by letting the murder case go unsolved, he decides to re-investigate. His persistent search brings attention to the long forgotten case and reveals a hidden relationship between the victim’s son and the neighborhood woman’s daughter. As their love grows, more crimes happen. As their sin grows, the inspector’s chase comes closer to them.

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Dec 30

Madame Aema (1982) a.K.a Aema buin

Oh Su-bi’s husband, Shin Hyun-wu, is in jail for involuntary homicide. For the past two years, Su-bi has visited her husband every week. Though she is anguished by Hyun-wu’s affairs, Su-bi is unable to divorce him even though everyone thinks she should. While visiting her husband, Su-bi meets Kim Dong-yub, a student of art, and feels his sincerity. One day, Su-bi runs into an old boyfriend, Kim Mun-ho, who lives in the same apartment complex. They engage in an affair. However, Su-bi is unable to bear the perverted sexual preferences of Mun-ho. She goes to Dong-yub and engages in a pure love. Hyun-wu asks for a divorce. When Su-bi is in the country, Dong-yub comes to her and promises to take her to France. However, the day they are supposed to leave for France, Hyun-wu is released from jail on a special pardon. Though she was on her way to Dong-yub, Su-bi finds herself greeting Hyun-wu, unable to free herself from the shackles of marriage.

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Dec 29

The Isle (2000) a.K.a Seom (섬)

the_isle-_2000_coverMute Hee-Jin is working as a clerk in a fishing resort in the Korean wilderness; selling baits, food and occasionally her body to the fishing tourists. One day she falls in love to Hyun-Shik, who is on the run for the police and rescues him with a fish hook, when he tries to commit suicide.

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