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Scarlet Innocence (2014)

Madam ppang-deok (original title)
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Small-town girl Deokee is abandoned by university professor Hak-kyu after a lusty affair, and vengefully approaches him 8 years later when he starts suffering from blindness.


Pil-sung Yim (as Pil-Sung Yim)


Yoon-Mi Jang, Pil-sung Yim (as Pil-Sung Yim)
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Credited cast:
Jung Woo-sung ... Hak-kyu
Esom ... Deokee / Se-jung (as Som E.)
So-young Park So-young Park ... Chungee
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gwi-hwa Choi ... Gambler
Kim Do-Yeon Kim Do-Yeon ... Innkeeper
Do-won Jeong ... Big man at gambling place (as Jung Do-Won)
Han Joo-Young Han Joo-Young ... Ji-Eun
Hee-won Kim ... Mr. Choi
Hyun-sook Kim Hyun-sook Kim ... Student in novel club
Ja-yeong Kim Ja-yeong Kim
Chang-Hoon Lee Chang-Hoon Lee ... Dong-Woo
Sang-hwa Lee ... Middle-aged man in novel club
Pal-Young Park Pal-Young Park ... University President
Yun Se-ah ... Cheong-yi's mom
Park So-dam ... Cheong-Yi's friend at club


20-year old Deokee's quiet small-town life gets exciting when a former university professor, Hak-kyu, moves in, running from a sexual harassment allegation. Mutual attraction leads the pair into a lusty affair but when the fall semester begins, Hak-kyu returns to his family in the city. Deokee refuses to let the relationship die, and a confrontation between them turns tragic when Hak-kyu's wife commits suicide. 8 years later, Hak-kyu, now blind and estranged from his daughter Chungee, befriends a new neighbor: Se-jung. He gladly accepts her help and Chungee becomes attached to her, neither realizing she is in fact Deokee and that she is on a quest to destroy them. Her plan sets off a vengeance-fueled chain of events that ultimately sets the three bitter, angry and desperate schemers on a twisting collision course with each other. Written by CJ Entertainment

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Love, lust and obsession


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Good thriller - watch it to the end
18 April 2020 | by phd_travelSee all my reviews

A Korean thriller has a good unpredictable story. And unusually for this kind of Fatal Attraction type thriller there is a feel good ending. Jung Woo Sung plays a flawed professor of literature who is a womanizer. He embarks on an affair with a student in a small town. But things take a tragic twist that's quite unexpected. The next part has an interesting revenge plot. Finally a twist that makes everything feel good kind of. You get a lot of bang for your buck here - maybe a bit too much. The love scenes are too protracted.

Worth a watch even in this well trodden genre.

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2 October 2014 (South Korea) See more »

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