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A love story involving a convicted prisoner who "slowly falls for a woman who decorates his prison cell".

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Ki-duk Kim

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Ki-duk Kim
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Cast

Credited cast:
Chen Chang ... Jang Jin
In-Hyeong Gang In-Hyeong Gang ... Young Cellmate
Jung-woo Ha ... Husband
Ki-duk Kim
Ji-a Park Ji-a Park ... Yeon
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A love story involving a convicted prisoner who "slowly falls for a woman who decorates his prison cell".

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Love Can Take Your Breath Away

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Drama

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

29 April 2007 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Aliento See more »

Filming Locations:

Seoul, South Korea

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KRW 370,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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The license plate number of the couple's car is 5795. Jang Jin's prison number is 5796. See more »

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South Korean cinema author Kim Ki Duk makes his pro-feminine stance evident in Soom/Breath.
28 April 2010 | by Film_critic_Lalit_RaoSee all my reviews

South Korean author Kim Ki Duk is famous for the manner in which he takes an obscure idea to weave a convincing story around it.He is so good at his craft that even highly improbable ideas are transformed into remarkably good films which not only provide wholesome entertain but also make potent cultural statements about South Korean society.By making such socially relevant films,he reveals what kind of people South Koreans are.This is also the case with Kim Ki Duk's film Soom/Breath.It is a different matter if people start to take to heart the behavior of South Korean people based on his films.This is a film where viewers get to see a frustrated wife wearing her heart on her sleeve.After critically acclaimed "Bin Jip",this is the second film by Kim Ki Duk which talks about a neglected wife with a highly unusual end.A positive thing about this film is that despite initial differences matters are sorted amicably between a bickering couple.Tit for tat seems to be the film's message as Kim Ki Duk suggests that if a man cheats his wife, there are high chances that she would also do the same.


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