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Nobody's Daughter Haewon (2013)

Nugu-ui ttal-do anin Hae-won (original title)
The secret relationship between a student and a teacher, will their love last?


Sang-soo Hong


Sang-soo Hong (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Jung Eun-chae ... Haewon (as Jeong Eun-Chae)
Sun-kyun Lee ... Seongjun (as Seon-gyun Lee)
Joon-Sang Yoo ... Jungshik
Ji-won Ye ... Yeonju
Ja-ok Kim Ja-ok Kim ... Jinju
Eui-sung Kim ... Jungwon
Jane Birkin ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jae-hong Ahn ... Student #1


University student Hae-Won (Jung Eun-Chae) wants to break up with Teacher Sung-Joon (Lee Sun-Kyun). They have had a secret relationship. Hae-Won meets her mother (Kim Ja-Ok), who is going to emigrate to Canada tomorrow. After meeting her mother, Hae-Won feels depressed and she decides to meet Sung-Joon for the first time in a long while. On that day, Hae-Won and Sung-Joon happen to meet students at a restaurant who study the same major and their relationship becomes known to others. Hae-Won becomes more depressed. Sung-Joon then suggests they runaway to somewhere else. Written by anonymous

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The music is based on second movement (Allegretto) from Beethoven's 7th Symphony, but not credited. See more »

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Good cure for insomnia
4 November 2015 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

The fourth film I've seen from director Hong Sang-soo. I didn't like the other three, so it comes as little surprise that I didn't like this one either. It's a pity, as NOBODY'S DAUGHTER HAEWON is the director's best-looking work so far, a film filled with picturesque locations. The colours look lush and vibrant in HD and the shooting style is better than ever. Plus Sang-soo has dropped that annoying vignette style so that a single storyline is told chronologically from beginning to end.

What a shame, then, that it's still so boring. Once again, Sang-soo explores the familiar themes of human relationships and romance, this time focusing on a student/teacher relationship. It's been done before and even the same actors are brought out again for another tired time-waster. NOBODY'S DAUGHTER HAEWON is a patience-testing film where absolutely nothing happens aside from some dull and uninteresting characters going around and bemoaning their fates. The only thing it has going for it is a nice piece of Beethoven music which is played throughout the production.

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28 February 2013 (South Korea) See more »

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