Heartbeat (2011)

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Yeon Hee (Kim Yun Jin) works as a director for an English Language Institute. She lives a wealthy live, but after her husband passed away, her only treasure is her daughter Ye Eun (Park Ha Young). Yeon Hee soon falls into despair when she learns her daughter has a heart disease.
After going through so much, Yeon Hee pays an exorbitant amount to a black-market organ dealer for a healthy heart for read moreher daughter. The heart comes from a patient in a persistent vegetative state.
When the time nears for her daughter's heart transplant surgery, Lee Hee Do (Park Hae Il), the son of the woman in the vegetative state, suddenly appears to stop the transplant. In the past, Hee Do was a bad son often leeching money off of his mother. He parted ways with his mother, but when he learns of the current situation he tries to protect his mother. With only one heart, Yeon Hee and Hee Do both are both desperate to do what they believe is the right thing.

  • Native title:

    심장이 뛴다
  • Also Known as:

    Shimjangyi Dwoenda; Heart is Beating; The Confrontation

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Apr 3, 2012
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 10
Sometimes you just ought to share with others the deep passion you've got for something. That's me and my passion for this movie.
I'm surprised nobody did a review on it, I mean why ? It's such a great movie !

The story kept me on my toes all movie long due to the characters unpredictable actions. This is the kind of story that squeeze your heart and never let go until read more it is over. It is about a mother that wants to save her daughter and a man that also wants to save his mother. They cross path with each other and this is where madness begins.

But more than that, it is about how far people can go, what they can say, do and become, in order to save the life of their beloved. It is very interesting from a psychological point of view : both main characters are becoming crazy. Crazy.

I wasn't too sure about the others actors as I only knew Kim Yoon Jin (the reason why I watched this movie on the first place) but wow they were good ! Kim Yoon Jin of course once again proved me how talented an actress she was but the surprise came from Park Hae Il : I didn't know him and I wasn't expecting anything from him but he played his role perfectly !

There was only a few times where you could hear music on the background but it is not a bad thing because this movie is already very sad as it is so we didn't need some choking sad song to remind you that you're watching a sad movie. Silent moments were perfect.

Rewatch value ? Of course no need to say I will watch it over and over :) . This movie is like a lesson, I still have a lot to learn from it.

Be sure to watch it !
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    Rascal Oct 29, 2015

    incredible movie

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    DBSK Mar 28, 2014 - edited
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    tvxqjung May 25, 2013

    I fell in love with Kim Yoon Jin's acting here... Great movie! Love your mother, she's your source of life

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    eiyaah Jun 30, 2012

    i hate the fact that this is really happen in real life situation!! both of them deserve to hope that there family can live longer i just hate the part that jeon hee need to get hae il mother knowing that he don't want. i don't think there will such a person that will wanting seeing his/her love one dying!... but yah i will also do what ever it's take to save my daughters, ahhh this movie is really crazy good!


  • Country:

    South Korea
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  • Release Date:

    Jan 6, 2011
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 54 min.


  • Score:

    7.8 (scored by 173 users)
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