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Paju (2009)

Not Rated | | Drama | 29 October 2009 (South Korea)
So close to want but forbidden to love-A girl falls in love with her sister's husband.

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Credited cast:
Sun-Kyun Lee ... Kim Joong-sik
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Mi-ae (as Ye-ri Kim)
Man-sik Jeong ... Loses property for development 4
Bo-kyeong Kim ... Jeong Ja-yeong
Han-joon Kim ... Loses Property for Development 7
Ja-yeong Kim ... Loses property for development 1
Min-su Kim ... Waiter 2
... Kim Joong-sik (as Seon-gyun Lee)
Eung-soo No ... Loses property for development 2
Jin-su Park ... Insurance company worker
Se-jong Park ... Twin at present time 2
... Choi Eun-mo
Yi-yeong Shim ... (as Jin-ah Kim)
... Shim-bok
Yo-sep Song ... Taxi driver
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Paju, is the name of a place everyone has heard of but don't really know. There, we see a man sharing the lot of the neglected, and the women surrounding him. Bearing the paradox of liaison in the name of love, this place creates the traces of an unknown age. Written by Pusan International Film Festival

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Draws the viewers in with it's emotion and realistic picture of modern femininity makes it worth watching.
11 April 2010 | by See all my reviews

I sort of liked "Paju" sure the story builds and builds and leads to nowhere, but that isn't to say the film has a nice pitch and is actually riveting. This isn't some movie that revolves around some love triangle like the trailer makes you believe, it has more to do with a jealous school girl that rebels to deal with her circumstances and unravels the truth about her sister's fate. Everyone put on a fine performance, even Lee Seon-gyoon who I dislike but he fit right into his role. The slow pace and complex character can be a turn off for some viewers, especially western viewers but a lot of elements of this film was captivating for me, I guess mainly cause of Sim I-yeong's character portraying the sleazy husband's wife. The emotion and the way it draws the viewers in with it's realistic picture of modern femininity makes it worth watching.

7.3/10


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