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Sad Movie (2005)

Saedeu mubi (original title)
Several couples struggle with their relationships

Director:

Jong-kwan Kwon
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Credited cast:
Jung Woo-sung ... Lee Jin-wu
Lim Soo-jung ... Ahn Su-jeong (as Soo Jung Lim)
Tae-Hyun Cha ... Jung Ha-suk
Jung-ah Yum ... Yeom Ju-young (as Jung Ah Yeom)
Shin Min-a ... Ahn Su-eun
Son Tae-Yeong ... Choi Suk-hyun
Ki-woo Lee ... Sang-gyu
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kil-kang Ahn ... Red Tracksuit
Jong-ryol Choi Jong-ryol Choi ... Doctor
Geun-ah Im Geun-ah Im
Yeo Jin-gu ... Park Hui-chan
Tae-Hyeon Jo Tae-Hyeon Jo
Young-Gyu Jo Young-Gyu Jo ... Investigation staff
Seung-cheol Kim Seung-cheol Kim ... Yun-bok
Won-suk Kim Won-suk Kim
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When Lee Jin-woo rescued Su-eun from a fire they both defied the odds in surviving. He fell in love with her older sister, Soo-jeong Lim, who now desires the brave fireman to propose marriage thinking that this will make him less fearless in facing the flames and lessen her greatest fear. He wishes to do so, but his romantic streak causes him to seek the proper moment. Su-eun works as a "character" in an amusement park. Her face was scared in the fire, and in addition she is a deaf mute. Feeling free to be more forward when in costume behind a large "Raggedy-Ann" head, she approaches a handsome artist who frequents the park to paint. He starts to come infatuated with her, despite never having seen her face or heard her voice. She starts to fall in love with him. Choi Suk-hyun informs her boyfriend, Jung Ha-seok, that she wishes to break up for he is still unemployed after 3 years and she cannot face a future of poverty. He vows to get a job to reverse her feelings, and when a stranger... Written by Brian Greenhalgh

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park | fire | fireman | deaf mute | couple | See All (39) »

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Separation is another face of love See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Not perfect, but quite good...
27 October 2010 | by ichwan_milSee all my reviews

Well, this drama has a very simple basic premise: it tells love stories of four couples with their own paths. Though it initially seems everything is OK, finally all their stories come into sad endings, just as the title indicates, 'Sad Movie'. I've been admiring Korean dramas for their fresh and original ideas, and this drama is no exception. Though some finds similarity with western movie (especially for its multiple storyline), it has been quite successful to develop its own distinctive feature, strong idea. Most casts are well-known actors (at least in Korea and Asia), and it surely delivers, they add significant points for this drama with their nearly flawless acting. And one more: great music, especially for emphasizing the 'sadness' factor in the last part.

So, why don't I give it a 10? The reason is, there should have been more scenes. After finish watching this movie, you may wonder if there are missing scenes. Indeed the storyline is well developed and rather easy to follow, but quite possibly, you need to see this drama more than once (or read the spoilers) to perfectly understand the whole plot, for instance: 'how could she become XXXX' or 'how suddenly he XXXX' (I don't want to give spoilers, so I just write XXXX). This drama would be perfect if produced in a mini series (like Winter Sonata), but since it was produced as a single-episode drama (through noticeably plays longer than average single episode) some scenes were forced to be deleted, or never shot, where it could leave you clueless for a bit... And with all due respects to Korean cinema, and without decreasing my admiration for their brilliant ideas as I stated above, this is one problem I've found in most Korean movies I've seen: great ideas and storyline, but often lack proper (and often important) scenes to qualify for perfection.

Simply said, if you like Korean (or in general, Asian) romantic drama and you don't mind the not-so-good ending, give this one a shot. Despite its flaws, it's still worth watching. Not the best Korean movie I've seen so far, but it still deserves two thumbs up. It will not waste your time and money. And even if you have to watch it over and over again, to fully understand the plot, like I've said, you will enjoy doing it. Trust me.


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Country:

South Korea

Release Date:

21 October 2005 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

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