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29 April 2007 (South Korea) See more »
Love Can Take Your Breath Away
A love story involving a convicted prisoner who "slowly falls for a woman who decorates his prison cell". | Add synopsis »
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A pro-feminine stance has been made evident by South Korean cinema author Kim Ki Duk in Soom/Breath. See more (12 total) »



Chen Chang ... Jang Jin
In-Hyeong Gang ... Young Cellmate

Jung-woo Ha ... Husband

Ki-duk Kim
Ji-a Park ... Yeon

Directed by
Ki-duk Kim 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ki-duk Kim 

Produced by
Myong-chul Song .... producer
Youngjoo Suh .... associate producer
Cinematography by
Jong-moo Sung 
Film Editing by
Su-Ahn Wong 

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Also Known As:
"Soom" - South Korea (original title)
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84 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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The license plate number of the couple's car is 5795. Jang Jin's prison number is 5796.See more »


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A pro-feminine stance has been made evident by South Korean cinema author Kim Ki Duk in Soom/Breath., 7 August 2014
Author: FilmCriticLalitRao from Paris, France

South Korean author Kim Ki Duk is famous for the manner in which he takes an obscure idea to weave a convincing story around it.He is so good at his craft that even highly improbable ideas are transformed into remarkably good films which not only provide wholesome entertain but also make potent cultural statements about South Korean society.By making such socially relevant films,he reveals what kind of people South Koreans are.This is also the case with Kim Ki Duk's film Soom/Breath.It is a different matter if people start to take to heart the behavior of South Korean people based on his films.This is a film where viewers get to see a frustrated wife wearing her heart on her sleeve.After critically acclaimed "Bin Jip",this is the second film by Kim Ki Duk which talks about a neglected wife with a highly unusual end.A positive thing about this film is that despite initial differences matters are sorted amicably between a bickering couple.Tit for tat seems to be the film's message as Kim Ki Duk suggests that if a man cheats his wife, there are high chances that she would also do the same thing.

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