After one year of marriage, things could not look better for Jeong-hyun and Yun-hie. In order to celebrate the publishing of Jeong-hyun's manuscript, the couple decide to take a winter ...
See full summary »
After one year of marriage, things could not look better for Jeong-hyun and Yun-hie. In order to celebrate the publishing of Jeong-hyun's manuscript, the couple decide to take a winter vacation along the East Sea. It turns out to be a trip neither will ever forget...if they survive. They meet a man calling himself "M" and agree to give him a lift. His expressionless face and penetrating eyes are disturbing enough but his rude actions and speech begin to interfere with the couples happiness during there trip, although they try to have a good time in spite of him. There contentment with this situation is short lived when they learn that "M" was in prison for a brutal crime. Meanwhile, the police have begun an investigation of a series of cruel murders along the highway...Written by
Thomas Giammarco <firstname.lastname@example.org>
In Seoul, when the aspirant writer Jeong-hyun (Ju-hyuk Kim) finds an editor for his book, he buys a car and calls his wife and translator Yoon-hee (Sang Mi Chu) to travel to Sokcho to celebrate in style their first anniversary of marriage. He promises an unforgettable trip to her, and their happiness is briefly interrupted when the couple has an incident with a drifter (Joong-Hoon Park) that asks them for a lift. The guy chases them and irritates Jeong-hyun, provoking his reaction in public. Along the next days, the expressionless man proves to be a psychopath to the couple, but always without witnesses. When Jeong-hyun and Yoon-hee believe they have escaped from the man, they find that he is a sadistic murderer in their tail and they have to fight to survive.
"Sae-yi Yaeseu" is an excellent combination of "Cape Fear", "The Hitcher" and "Duel" but with a great difference in its conclusion. Hollywood would never let a gore and noncommercial unhappy end like in this movie. Joong-Hoon Park is perfect in the role of a deranged psychopath that decides to destroy the life of the couple just because they are happy. His exaggerated indestructibility recalls T-1000 in "Terminator 2: Judgment Day", but it works, increasing the action and the suspense of the story. The gorgeous Sang Mi Chu shows a wonderful chemistry with Ju-hyuk Kim, contributing to a darker and also ambiguous end. I regret that this film is totally underrated in IMDb User Rating. My vote is eight.
Title (Brazil): "Morra ou Diga Sim" ("Die or Say Yes")
8 of 11 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this