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A Rose Reborn (2014)

A brilliant young inventor and CEO has an opportunity to sell his world changing invention to a mysterious Chinese billionaire. But the two don't have typical business meetings.

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Chan-wook Park
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jack Huston
Daniel Wu
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ottaviano Blitch Ottaviano Blitch ... Investor 1
Antonio Bracciani Antonio Bracciani ... Father with baby
Tony Chung Tony Chung ... Economy class steward 1
Salvatore Cristiano Salvatore Cristiano ... Old man
Piotr Czaykowski Piotr Czaykowski ... Tailor's assistant
Angelo Digenio Angelo Digenio ... Tailor
Danny Doedents Danny Doedents ... Zegna salesman 2
Alex Dorantes Alex Dorantes ... Zegna salesman 1
Claudio Ferro Claudio Ferro ... Young boy
Ignacio Martin Genanian Ignacio Martin Genanian ... Economy class steward 2
Jock Ingram Jock Ingram ... John
Yoon C. Joyce ... Investor 2
Daniel Maguire Daniel Maguire ... First class steward
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A brilliant young inventor and CEO has an opportunity to sell his world changing invention to a mysterious Chinese billionaire. But the two don't have typical business meetings.

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English

Release Date:

3 October 2014 (South Korea) See more »

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Frenesy Film Company See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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An advertisement in disguise
17 March 2016 | by ddangtruong23See all my reviews

A short directed by the famed director Chan-wook Park starring Daniel Wu and Jack Huston? Sounds amazing, right? Sadly, I should have known it was too good to be true.

Except for the nice-looking photography, the short is really bland and weird. It begins all mysteriously as if it was trying to give us some deep philosophical meaning, only to end in a very anticlimactic and unimpressive manner. The two good actors are given very flat characters and do not have any room to show their talents.

My biggest complaint, however, is about the inconsistency of the main character played by Huston. He was very hesitant to see Wu's character at first but somehow after just one very brief meeting, agreed to fly around the world and humiliate himself for the other guy. That is not character development, that is just lazy writing.

I was so baffled that a visionary director like Chan-wook Park could come up with something as boring as this, so I look into it some more and what do you know, it's sponsored by Ermenegildo Zegna, a high-fashion brand. They are heavily featured in the film, not only in the sense that you can see their products everywhere, but they also blatantly base a central plot point around their suits and accessories. Therefore, this film is no more than an expensive advertisement.


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