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Secret Sunshine -- When her husband passes away in an automobile accident, Shin-ae and her son Jun relocate down south to her late husband's hometown of Miryang. Despite her efforts to settle down in this unfamiliar but much too normal place, she finds that she can't quite fit in. She opens a new piano academy and makes attempts to mingle with the neighbors, but nothing works.

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Release Date:
22 December 2010 (USA) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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10 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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this movie may push one over the edge See more (24 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Do-yeon Jeon ... Shin-ae

Kang-ho Song ... 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 ... Jun

Directed by
Chang-dong Lee 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Chang-dong Lee 
Chong-jun Yi  novel

Produced by
Lee Hanna .... producer
In Soo Kim .... executive producer
Chang-dong Lee .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Christian Basso 
 
Cinematography by
Yong-kyou Cho 
 
Film Editing by
Hyun Kim 
 
Production Design by
Jum-hee Shin 
 
Sound Department
Steve R. Seo .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Byung-seo Kim .... camera operator: "b" camera
 
Editorial Department
Yong-gi Lee .... colorist
 
Music Department
Pablo Chinen .... music engineer
Santiago Zambonini .... music coordinator
 

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Also Known As:
"Milyang" - South Korea (original title)
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Runtime:
Argentina:142 min | South Korea:142 min | USA:142 min
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Trivia:
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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References "Tiny Toon Adventures" (1990)See more »

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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
this movie may push one over the edge, 13 September 2008
Author: (Ingeving) from Netherlands

If you've had drama in your life, either your own or by someone close to you, the stages of pain this woman (but, in my opinion, it could easily have been a man too)goes through are very very real. It is a movie about not being able to cope with your pain, about not knowing what to do to help yourself get through it. Obviously it then also is a movie about not knowing how to help someone close to you get through their pain. It is a movie that makes you realize that everyone is alone in their suffering. It is a movie that might push someone over the edge...which hardly sounds like a recommendation. I'm not sure I would recommend someone to go see this film, especially someone close, but for me...it is a movie that puts things into perspective, that shows real pain, and is therefore much relevant to being alive. It makes you realize that hey, you or the person close to you have lived through pain, that hey, all the things you worry about now are of so little importance

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Blatantly anti-Christian krachmacher
This movie seemed similar to Lars VonTrier's movies ivantikhvin
what did he say? *spoiler* rocksteady77
Retitled Milyang. arbocss
Soundtrack? trustmeimtrouble
Liszt piano work - connection to Ophuls? daleac
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