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Milyang (2007)

Not Rated | | Drama | 22 December 2010 (USA)
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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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Shin-ae Lee
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Jong-chan Kim
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Myeong-shin Park
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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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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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Intriguing
20 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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