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Milyang (2007)

Not Rated | | Drama | 22 December 2010 (USA)
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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)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Do-yeon Jeon ... Shin-ae Lee
Kang-ho Song ... Jong-chan Kim
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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 Sung-min Lee
Myung-shin Park Myung-shin Park ... Female Missionary
Jung-yeop Seon Jung-yeop Seon ... Jun
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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

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Drama

Certificate:

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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

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Do-yeon Jeon won the best actress award at the Cannes film festival for this role, making her the first Korean actor to win an acting award at Cannes. See more »

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References Tiny Toon Adventures (1990) See more »

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very good and even better acting
6 January 2010 | by mtlsyrSee all my reviews

I've waited to see this movie for a long time and at last I could manage to see it in Istanbul Film Festival. Maybe because I expected too much from this film and that's why i was slightly disappointed. I was not the best movie from Korea but still it is really worth watching.

The subject was nice and the film makes you keep watching without getting bored though it is long. But there are gaps in the movie and you jump from one point to another. However, the acting of Jeon Do-Yeon is incredibly beautiful. It was was one of the best performances in the early cinema history and I think this movie wouldn't be that nice if she was not in the leading role.


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