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Lovers Vanished (2010)

Pok-poong-jeon-ya (original title)
This independent melodrama, a Korean Leaving Las Vegas (1995) according to its creator, depicts the fragile bonding of two people who thought they would never love again. He is an unjustly ... See full summary »

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Chang-ho Cho

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Chang-ho Cho
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Nam-gil Kim ... Soo-in
Hwang Woo-seul-hye ... Mi-ah
Yun-min Jeong Yun-min Jeong ... Sang-byeong
Je-mun Yun ... Mr. Jo
Hye-seok Oh Hye-seok Oh ... Jin-ho
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This independent melodrama, a Korean Leaving Las Vegas (1995) according to its creator, depicts the fragile bonding of two people who thought they would never love again. He is an unjustly convicted chef who voluntarily contracts HIV from another inmate's needle in order to get released from prison. Then he can find out who really murdered his wife. She was a magician's assistant, who fell miserably in love with her boss. Now she runs a remote restaurant on the windswept coast of South Korean's Jeju island. Their paths cross after he escapes from prison, visiting the young woman at the request of a fellow inmate. She gives him a job as a chef, and they begin to get closer. Despite the relaxing seaside idyll and the ray of hope shining down on the characters' stark lives, happiness is forbidden them. A nationwide police search has begun for the fugitive and the inescapable threat of death from AIDS hangs over him every moment like a shadow. Written by Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

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Drama | Romance

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Watch this only for Kim Nam Gil
7 February 2021 | by bilalkamaranSee all my reviews

The heroine's exaggerated, hysterical acting and crying seem very out of sync with the movie's quiet, melancholic tone. But apart from that, a fine movie. Ceaselessly depressing but definitely worth a watch. And the lovemaking scene at the end is really hot despite this being a tragic love story.


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Country:

South Korea

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Korean

Release Date:

1 April 2010 (South Korea) See more »

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$348,797
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1.85 : 1
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