In-ku owns a small retail pharmacy, while taking care of his mentally disabled brother. In the past, he was set for marriage, until his fiance's parents refused to allow the marriage because of his brother.
Hye-ran runs a small retail booth in Dongdaemyun Shopping Center. Often, she resorts to selling counterfeit merchandise to make ends meet. When her father passed away, he left her saddled with his large debts.
As fate hasit, In-Ku and Hye-Ran meet in a chance encounter and find solace in each other's company. As they grow closer to each other, so does their problems.
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This movie is not out to take you on an adventure or thrill you. It is not an overwrought romance. It is paradoxically simple in portraying day to day life and yet profoundly deep because of how it allows you in the life of the lead protagonists. This type movie is more like someone steps in to someone's life, pushes record for a while, then clicks stop and the movie is over.
Yet in this nearly two hours we see the gritty, grizzled details of two people and their real world problems. We see a love started and how life's problems can simply get in the way of letting that love turn into the fairy tale so many movies and dramas portray.
If more real and less contrived storytelling is your thing and you want to visit an experience more akin to your own normal complicated life, this story is definitely for you.