7.5/10
5,611
25 user 89 critic

Secret Sunshine (2007)

Milyang (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 22 December 2010 (USA)
Trailer
2:35 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $3.99 on Prime Video

A woman moves to the town where her dead husband was born. As she tries to fit in, another tragic event overturns her life.

Director:

Chang-dong Lee

Writers:

Chang-dong Lee, Chung-Joon Lee (novel) (as Chong-jun Yi)
17 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Oasis (2002)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

An irresponsible and childish ex-con befriends a girl with cerebral palsy and develops a progressively stronger bond with her.

Director: Chang-dong Lee
Stars: Kyung-gu Sol, So-Ri Moon, Nae-sang Ahn
Poetry (2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A sixty-something woman, faced with the discovery of a heinous family crime and in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, finds strength and purpose when she enrolls in a poetry class.

Director: Chang-dong Lee
Stars: Jeong-hie Yun, Da-wit Lee, Hee-ra Kim
Green Fish (1997)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Returning home and finding his town drastically changed, a former soldier falls in with gangsters.

Director: Chang-dong Lee
Stars: Seong-kun Mun, Seong-kyu Han, Suk-kyu Han
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Consists of five phases of a man's life about why he committed suicide in the end.

Director: Chang-dong Lee
Stars: Kyung-gu Sol, Yeo-jin Kim, Jung Suh
Burning (2018)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Jong-su bumps into a girl who used to live in the same neighborhood as him, who asks him to look after her cat while on a trip to Africa. When back, she introduces Ben, a mysterious guy she met there, who confesses his secret hobby.

Director: Chang-dong Lee
Stars: Ah-in Yoo, Steven Yeun, Jong-seo Jun
Still Walking (2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A family gathers together for a commemorative ritual whose nature only gradually becomes clear.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
Stars: Hiroshi Abe, Yui Natsukawa, You
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

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 »

Director: Kwang-su Park
Stars: Kyoung-In Hong, Bo-kyeong Kim, Sun-Jae Kim
Mother (2009)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A mother desperately searches for the killer who framed her son for a girl's horrific murder.

Director: Joon-ho Bong
Stars: Hye-ja Kim, Won Bin, Goo Jin
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A light hearted action noir about a part time gangster who tries to be a full time daddy and wants to live a peaceful life with his family despite of being in trouble almost all the time, due to his profession.

Director: Jae-rim Han
Stars: Kang-ho Song, Dal-su Oh, Il-hwa Choi
Thirst (2009)
Drama | Horror | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Through a failed medical experiment, a priest is stricken with vampirism and is forced to abandon his ascetic ways.

Director: Chan-wook Park
Stars: Kang-ho Song, Ok-bin Kim, Hee-jin Choi
Hindsight (2011)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A young assassin is sent to kill and retired mob boss. But things get complicated when she begins to like him.

Director: Hyun-seung Lee
Stars: Kang-ho Song, Se-Kyung Shin, Jeong-myeong Cheon
Comedy | Crime | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A family opens a mountain inn where their first guest commits suicide. Suddenly all their guests befall horrible fates.

Director: Jee-woon Kim
Stars: In-hwan Park, Moon-hee Na, Kang-ho Song
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Do-yeon Jeon ... Shin-ae Lee
Kang-ho Song ... Jong-chan Kim
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hye-jin Jang ... Park Myung-suk (as Hyae Jin Chang)
Yeong-jin Jo Yeong-jin Jo ... Doe-seop Park
Mi-kyung Kim Mi-kyung Kim
Yeong-jae Kim Yeong-jae Kim ... Min-ki Lee
Seo-hie Ko Seo-hie Ko
Sung-min Lee
Myung-shin Park Myung-shin Park ... Female Missionary
Jung-yeop Seon Jung-yeop Seon ... Jun
Edit

Storyline

When her husband passes away in an automobile accident,Shin-ae relocates down south to her late husband's hometown of Miryang. Despite her efforts to settle down, in this unfamiliar and "much too normal place, she finds that she can't quite fit in. Helping her out is Kim Jong-chan, a good-intentioned but bothersome bachelor, who owns a car repair shop. Life plods on. However, fate takes a vicious turn when Shin-ae loses her son in the most horrific way a mother could imagine. She turns to Christianity to relieve the pain in her heart, but when even this is not permitted, she wages a war against God. Written by CJ Entertainment

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

22 December 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Secret Sunshine See more »

Filming Locations:

Miryang, South Korea

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

South Korea's Official Submission to the Best Foreign Language Film Category of the 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008). See more »

Connections

References Tiny Toon Adventures (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Criollo
Written by Christian Basso and Diego Chemes
Performed by Christian Basso
Published by Warner Chappell Latin
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
this movie may push one over the edge
13 September 2008 | by IngevingSee all my reviews

If you've had drama in your life, either your own or by someone close to you, the stages of pain this woman (but, in my opinion, it could easily have been a man too)goes through are very very real. It is a movie about not being able to cope with your pain, about not knowing what to do to help yourself get through it. Obviously it then also is a movie about not knowing how to help someone close to you get through their pain. It is a movie that makes you realize that everyone is alone in their suffering. It is a movie that might push someone over the edge...which hardly sounds like a recommendation. I'm not sure I would recommend someone to go see this film, especially someone close, but for me...it is a movie that puts things into perspective, that shows real pain, and is therefore much relevant to being alive. It makes you realize that hey, you or the person close to you have lived through pain, that hey, all the things you worry about now are of so little importance


15 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 25 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed