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Secret Sunshine (2007)

Milyang (original title)
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
Song Kang-Ho ... Jong-chan Kim
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jang Hye-Jin ... Park Myung-suk (as Hyae Jin Chang)
Yeong-jin Jo Yeong-jin Jo ... Doe-seop Park
Mi-hyang Kim Mi-hyang Kim ... Deaconess Kim
Yeong-jae Kim Yeong-jae Kim ... Min-ki Lee
Seo-hie Ko
Dong-yong Lee ... Taxi driver
Hee-joon Lee ... Outdoor Prayer Meeting Volunteer
Sung-min Lee ... Chef
Yoon-Hee Lee Yoon-Hee Lee ... Elder Kang
Kim Mi-Kyung
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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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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This film is part of the Criterion Collection, spine #576. See more »

Connections

References Tiny Toon Adventures (1990) See more »

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Criollo
Written by Christian Basso and Diego Chemes
Performed by Christian Basso
Published by Warner Chappell Latin
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Grief, faith and survival
21 April 2020 | by nayeemiqbal_See all my reviews

The acting is great. The concept of God, His presence and fight with Him. The movie about grief, mourning, faith and survival. The enactment of a game of separation and loss that became all too real and you can feel it. The pain and loss of loved ones and can we be able to cope it? The directors view of God, is it up in heavens or where we are living...


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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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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,581,469
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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