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Peppermint Candy (1999)
"Bakha satang" (original title)

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Consists of five phases of a man's life about why he committed suicide in the end.

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Yong Ho, a problematic guy, is walking alone at the riverside. He suddenly bumped with his friend's reunion. He join them and after that go to the railway to commit suicide.Then, the train reverse back to show why he become like that from the beginning. Covers five phase of his life. Written by luraz isketambola

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Yongho: It's leaking, in a new place. Last night, the rain fell on my forehead, as I lay in bed. You, sit down! Fucker! This isn't a game, sit! Isn't the way I live pathetic? Wonder why I live this way? Although I don't know who sent you, I want to talk with you.
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Compelling Drama
6 June 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Let me tell you, I hate movies with a passion because most films are shallow and are like low-quality table wine. Very few are rare gems and this one sparkled bright.

The beginning shows a broken looking man who discovers a reunion between students he knew twenty years ago. He loses control while singing a karaoke song and wanders off towards the nearby train tracks and waits for the coming train to hit him.

We see a reverse motion explaining why he committed suicide, and I was awe-stricken at the power of the story-telling. He "begins" as a cruel and heartless man who failed in life to a different picture, an innocent and emotional student who wanted to be photographer.

Whether this has to with the history of South Korea is irrelevant as this is touching and heartfelt journey about a society which can change any human into a monster.


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