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An Affair (1998)

Jung sa (original title)
A woman in her late thirties, married to an architect in Seoul, with one brattish son and a life in dire need of a service, is asked by her sister, who lives in America, to help her fiancé ... See full summary »

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Je-yong Lee
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jung-jae Lee ... Woo In (as Jung-Jae Lee)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Min Kim Min Kim ... Ji-Hyun
Mi-sook Lee ... So-Hyun
Young-chang Song ... Jun-Il
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A woman in her late thirties, married to an architect in Seoul, with one brattish son and a life in dire need of a service, is asked by her sister, who lives in America, to help her fiancé find an apartment. He is 11 years younger, tall, serious and attractive. She begins to look forward to their journeys. He does more. He recognizes something that she has long forgotten - her beauty and sensuality. Their affair follows a recognizable route from sexual excitement to anguish and guilt. Written by lament

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South Korea

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Korean

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3 October 1998 (South Korea) See more »

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An Affair See more »

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A Great Korean Film About Adultery
27 June 2019 | by Marian20See all my reviews

"An Affair" stars Lee Mi-Suk and Lee Jung-Jae together with Kim-Min. The Korean movie has a theme on the subject of adultery.

It tells the story of Seo-Hyun,an ordinary housewife,who is seemingly trapped in a sex-less marriage with a successful architect,Seo-Hyun and ordinary routines of the comfortable upper class life.She has a 10-year old son who is the center of attention of her everyday life. Things become interesting with the appearance of Woo-In,a young man who constantly charms her and pursues her love consistently.Will Seo-Hyun stay with her family or will she fall into the hands of the young man?

No question about it.This was an interesting film from beginning to end.We get to see a lot of unpredictability in it. First,we see how Seo-Hyun decides mainly for herself rather than for the good of the family particularly her young son.Added to that, we also see how one can find discomfort despite being in a successful life.It was surprising that money is not an assurance towards happiness.Finally,we also see how people will pursue something more in life rather than being stuck in a routinary events of daily life.

In addition to the themes presented,we also get to see great performances from the lead stars particularly the sexy Lee Min-suk and his young co-star,Lee Jung-Jae.


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