Jong-su bumps into a girl who used to live in the same neighborhood, who asks him to look after her cat while she's on a trip to Africa. When back, she introduces Ben, a mysterious guy she met there, who confesses his secret hobby.
The film intercuts two stories, one in black and white, one in color. From 1965 to 1970, we follow Jeon Tae-Il, a poor young man who quits street vending to work in a garment factory. Amid ... See full summary »
Yong Ho, a problematic guy, is walking alone at the riverside. He suddenly bumped with his friend's reunion. He join them and after that go to the railway to commit suicide.Then, the train reverse back to show why he become like that from the beginning. Covers five phase of his life.Written by
this film is not meant to be this brilliant, it's not meant to grab you by the balls, throws you around the room and paralyzed your heart with so many emotions. it's brilliance lies in its simplicity; great screenplay, great story, great characters. you can feel the story- told by the director- mr. lee chang dong is told from the heart. no hold barred emotions, cynical humour, the rawness of despair and hate to the subtle beauty of innocence and loss. this film inspired IRREVERSIBLE in so many ways (which i thought was brilliant too but when i saw peppermint candy, this film was better in terms of the scope of story and emotions). i saw 'peppermint candy' at jakarta international film festival recently and was shocked to find the film was made around 5 years ago. this films shows independent film is not just about a bunch of couple arguing in the kitchen for 40 minutes as in the case of most 'art' films. it has depth, character, soul and testament about the human conditions at its lowest and highest.
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