Suk-won, a trader who loses all of his money (and his wife) in a market downturn is left homeless until Dae-shik, a homeless loner, rescues him. Together the two travel across the country ...
See full summary »
About Nae-kyung who is able to assess the personality, mental state and habits of a person by looking at his face. Because of his abilities, he gets involved in a power struggle between Prince Sooyang and Kim Jong-Seo.
In order to let things cool down from their latest heist, Popeye and his group of thieves go to Macau on a job. But the mastermind behind this job is none other than Popeye's old partner ... See full summary »
Two clowns living in Korea's Chosun Dynasty get arrested for staging a play that satirizes the king. They are dragged to the palace and threatened with execution but are given a chance to save their lives if they can make the king laugh.
Seok-joong, a farmer in his mid thirties, is desperate to find a wife and settle down. After backing out of a scheme to set him up with a Filipino bride, he falls head over heels in love ... See full summary »
In the DMZ separating North and South Korea, two North Korean soldiers have been killed, supposedly by one South Korean soldier. But the 11 bullets found in the bodies, together with the 5 ... See full summary »
Suk-won, a trader who loses all of his money (and his wife) in a market downturn is left homeless until Dae-shik, a homeless loner, rescues him. Together the two travel across the country and Dae-shik falls in love with Suk-won. Joining them in their journey is Il-joo, a wacky hooker who falls in love with Dae-shik.Written by
South Korea is NOT the most liberal of countries and this movie is NOT the most well ordered of stories but it was interesting.
This is the third Korean movie that I've seen recently and if that's a fair sample, it appears that Korean filmmakers don't put a high value on a coherent story line.
I can't say that I enjoyed any of these films but they were all strange enough and visually interesting enough to keep my attention throughout.
As to this film in particular, the basic storyline is that a failed (straight) businessman is met by a gay drifter who is living among Seoul's homeless. Along the way they meet a wacky prostitute who falls for the drifter but his (unrequited) affection is only for the failed businessman he's adopted.
As with gay characters in most early films these guys are in for an unhappy end but its a strange journey to get us there.
The scenery is wonderful and the movie is touching and funny in spots but don't expect it to be all sweetness and light.
4 of 22 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this