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

 -  Drama  -  22 December 2010 (USA)
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Sin-ae moves with her son Jun to Miryang, the town where her dead husband was born. As she tries to come to herself and set out on new foundations, another tragic event overturns her life.

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Shin-ae
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Jong Chan
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Yeong-jin Jo
Mi-kyung Kim
Yeong-jae Kim
Seo-hie Ko
Myeong-shin Park
Jung-yeop Seon ...
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Sin-ae moves with her son Jun to Miryang, the town where her dead husband was born. As she tries to come to herself and set out on new foundations, another tragic event overturns her life.

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South Korea's Official Submission to the Best Foreign Language Film Category of the 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008). See more »

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¨Criollo¨
Written by Christian Basso and Diego Chemes
Performed by Christian Basso
Published by Warner Chappell Latin
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The Secret Sunshine is a throughly modern film. It serves as an example of what American movies are missing these days. The acting is good although not great. The cinematography serves the story. The plot is solid and uncliched. The Secret Sunshine isn't just about religion it is many things. It deals with several issues of modern life in 144 minutes-death, psychology, the role of women, the role of family, money and etc. The movie seems sterile at times but has tight intriguing moments and transformations at times that it feels fresh and is therefore modern. American filmmakers should take note. It's okay to take risks and not overly simplify all the issues.


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