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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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Plot:
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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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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Additional Details

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 »
Movie Connections:
References "Tiny Toon Adventures" (1990)See more »

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9 out of 80 people found the following review useful.
who GIVES a crap?, 10 October 2008
Author: imizrahi2002 from Netherlands

i would've used another word instead of crap, but i don't think IMDb would allow it... i agree with LOTS of the previous commentators... including the one that said(and i was REALLY surprised that someone else mentioned this, much less THOUGHT of it...) it reminded them of the movie 'the Rapture'. if you've missed that one, you have my sympathies. one of the best original stories i've ever been lucky enough to partake of... i agree that the lead role's acting was excellent. i agree that it was very realistic in a lot of ways. i agree that it didn't pull punches. but what am i really left with? i've seen THOUsands of movies, literally. it's not as if my story telling vocabulary is limited to happily ever after endings, middles OR beginnings... i love a VERY wide range of movies/ways of telling stories cinematically... this movie had soooo little payoff for me that i felt the need to write this... and it's not as if i haven't seen slow movies...i LOVE 'stranger than paradise'...and i could name gods know how many more 'off beat' films... and two and a half hours? for WHAT? yes...i felt like i was there...i guess i don't 'go there' for the same reason i won't see something like 'cyborg soldier' or 'hellraiser 6'...no reason for me to... i don't feel enriched or transformed or entertained... but i AM glad my vlc player has a fast forward... consider yourselves informed.

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