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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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Seo-hie Ko
Dae-yeon Lee
Ji-Yeon Park
Se-beom Park
Yeon-su Yu


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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1 January 2000 (South Korea)  »

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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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Brilliant! More please!
18 September 2000 | by (Umeå, Sweden) – See all my reviews

A smart film! We get to follow a man back in time (in the "wrong" chronological order!?). At first he seems to be a cruel, evil and bitter man. But the further back in time the film takes us we get another picture. A picture of how an ordinary nice guy turns in to a sadistic man by the "system". Maybe the film makers wants us to see that no man is born evil.

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