After losing both her parents, Failan (Cecilia Cheung) emmigrates to Korea to seek her only remaining relatives. Once she reaches Korea, she finds out that her relatives have moved to ... See full summary »
Yoon-hee is harassed by her husband's excessive obsession and crazy love so much that even breathing is painful. Her sudden suicide attempt fails when someone takes her in his arms and ... See full summary »
Two brothers, Ho-jin and Dae-jin, were the only family they had. The older brother Ho-jin married Eun-soo, extending their family to three, and they all lived happy, tranquil days together.... See full summary »
Young-nam was a promising graduate of the police academy before she was transferred to the small seaside village, which was caused by her misconduct. On her first day to the village, she ... See full summary »
Romances end in blood and the frail hopes of individuals are torn apart in a vile karmic continuity of colonialism, civil war and occupation. After surviving Japanese colonization, Korea ... See full summary »
Hong-yun is a high school girl in little mountain village when she falls head-over-heels for a handsome new school teacher, Mr. Jang. What with taking care of her youngest baby brother for ... See full summary »
Science researcher Hyeon-cheol demonstrates with co-workers against the company president, who stole an important semiconductor chip and is attempting to flee to the United States. ... See full summary »
Eun-joo moves out of her house "Il Mare", leaving behind a Christmas card for the eventual new owner of the house in 1999. In it she asks him/her to forward any mail of hers to her new ... See full summary »
The story itself may seem disjointed, insubstantial, and may not strike a chord with many viewers. It is certainly not a movie to watch for entertainment. The premise is one of a kind -- a virus that erases memory of those infected. While the setting is supposed to be some distant future, the movie does not have any futuristic feel, but rather like any contemporary story. I admit the storytelling seems dragging on at times and the progression is certainly slow. However, I was completely immersed in the beauty of the imagery, the music, the overall atmosphere. It is drenched in pain, sorrow and longing. The main character, Anna is beautifully portrayed and the actress's quiet but expressive acting will draw you in if you keep an open mind. This is a movie to be watched not like a conventional "movie," but as you would savor a beautiful piece of painting.
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