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Secret Sunshine (2007)
"Milyang" (original title)

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A woman moves to the town where her dead husband was born. As she tries to fit in, another tragic event overturns her life.



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Credited cast:
Jong Chan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yeong-jin Jo
Mi-kyung Kim
Yeong-jae Kim
Seo-hie Ko
Myeong-shin Park
Jung-yeop Seon ...


When her husband passes away in an automobile accident,Shin-ae relocates down south to her late husband's hometown of Miryang. Despite her efforts to settle down, in this unfamiliar and "much too normal place, she finds that she can't quite fit in. Helping her out is Kim Jong-chan, a good-intentioned but bothersome bachelor, who owns a car repair shop. Life plods on. However, fate takes a vicious turn when Shin-ae loses her son in the most horrific way a mother could imagine. She turns to Christianity to relieve the pain in her heart, but when even this is not permitted, she wages a war against God. Written by CJ Entertainment

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Do-yeon Jeon won the best actress award at the Cannes film festival for this role, making her the first Korean actor to win an acting award at Cannes. See more »


References Tiny Toon Adventures (1990) See more »


Written by Christian Basso and Diego Chemes
Performed by Christian Basso
Published by Warner Chappell Latin
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very good and even better acting
6 January 2010 | by (Turkey) – See all my reviews

I've waited to see this movie for a long time and at last I could manage to see it in Istanbul Film Festival. Maybe because I expected too much from this film and that's why i was slightly disappointed. I was not the best movie from Korea but still it is really worth watching.

The subject was nice and the film makes you keep watching without getting bored though it is long. But there are gaps in the movie and you jump from one point to another. However, the acting of Jeon Do-Yeon is incredibly beautiful. It was was one of the best performances in the early cinema history and I think this movie wouldn't be that nice if she was not in the leading role.

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