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I Can Speak (2017)

Ai kaen seupikeu (original title)
The film tells the story of an elderly woman (played by Na Moon Hee) who constantly files complaints with the local office about the wrongs that she sees around her each day. Along the way,... See full summary »

Director:

Hyun-seok Kim

Writer:

Seung-hee Yoo
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Credited cast:
Moon-hee Na ... Na Ok-boon
Lee Jehoon ... Park Min-jae (as Je-hoon Lee)
Cheol-min Park
Hye-ran Yeom Hye-ran Yeom ... Woman from Jinju
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Johannes Armentrout Johannes Armentrout ... Court photographer
Cynthia Bell Cynthia Bell ... Protester
Dena Bleu Dena Bleu ... Reporter
Darrick Claiborne Darrick Claiborne ... Congressman
Iris Crenshaw ... Congress Woman
Melissa Dudek Melissa Dudek ... Congresswoman
David Johns ... Congressman
Kyung-Duk Kim Kyung-Duk Kim ... Labor service subordinate 2
Sang-hee Lee Sang-hee Lee
Tiana Melvina Tiana Melvina ... Protester (as Tiana Melvina Woods)
Jeff Moore ... Secret Service
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The film tells the story of an elderly woman (played by Na Moon Hee) who constantly files complaints with the local office about the wrongs that she sees around her each day. Along the way, she forms an unlikely friendship with a junior civil service officer (played by Lee Je Hoon) who begins to teach her English. Though the film is a comedy, the genre serves as a vehicle to discuss the deeper topic of Korean comfort women during World War II. Written by subratjain1

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The most overrated movie of the year
2 January 2018 | by TheBigSickSee all my reviews

The screenplay, editing, directing, cinematography, and production design of the movie "I can speak" are all pretty straightforward, and there is really nothing special. It simply does not worth the overwhelming acclaim it receives. I cannot say it's a bad movie, but definitely a boring movie.


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Country:

South Korea

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Korean | English

Release Date:

21 September 2017 (South Korea) See more »

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$63,239

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$24,024,444
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