(Korean with English subtitles) An unlikely romance brews between Dong-chu, a tough-actin thug with a tender heart, and his bookish, and recently single, IT consultant neighbor, Se-jin, in ...
See full summary »
Mi-Soo (Han Hyo-Joo) is a doctor with a fiery spirit. Unfortunately, her fiery spirit gets the best of her one day at work. Mi-Soo fails to properly diagnosis an ill woman. Her husband sues... See full summary »
By "Fist of Fury", Kim Hyun-Soo (Sang-Woo Kwone) addicted to Bruce Lee. Year 1978. Hyun-Soo moved to KangNam, Seoul. Hyun-Soo transferred to JungMoon High, Maljuk Street, Kangnam, Seoul. He... See full summary »
Released from prison, Taesik goes to live with an adopted mother. He takes a job and tries to live a quiet life with his new family. His efforts are threatened when a politician seeks to knock the family restaurant down to build a mall.
(Korean with English subtitles) An unlikely romance brews between Dong-chu, a tough-actin thug with a tender heart, and his bookish, and recently single, IT consultant neighbor, Se-jin, in this lighthearted and wacky twist of a romantic comedy. Written by
a film which defies my initial expectations to become something better
Glancing at the cover, I expected it to be a typical korean romcom but found traces of both but not enough to be either. To be honest, I wasn't expecting much but was left surprised as it draws away stereotypes and clichés and brings a interesting take on a love story. The plot is built around Sae-Jin and her progress through the world of unemployment tasting the lows of unemployment and society's look on them. Inevitably she meets Dong Chul who's a gangster and also her neighbour but is wiser than he looks and inevitably a love grows between them. Yet their lives play out only intertwining when Dong Chul begins to help Sae Jin in her quest for employment and his deeds begin to grow until the satisfying end in which I was taken back somewhat as the film that started slowly and slightly disjointed became something greater. As a huge fan of korean cinema, one weakness is often the ending doesn't quite live up to what preceded it, yet My Dear Desperado's ending is up there with films like JSA and Memories of Murder, though not in the same tone, you can't help yourself but smile
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?