No Regret

No Regret (2006)

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Leaving the country orphanage where he grew up, Su-min comes to Seoul to study design. However, after several tough jobs, he unexpectedly ends up working as a prostitute in a gay bar. There he meets Jae-min. Su-min refuses Jae-min who's been trying everything he could to win Su-min's heart. Jae-min is from a rich and conservative family...

[Han Cinema]

  • Native title:

    후회하지 않아
  • Also Known as:

    huhoehaji anha

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Juniko
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Apr 13, 2012
  • Overall 6.0
  • Story 6.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 6.0
  • Rewatch Value 6.0
Due to explicit scenes, no minor should watch that movie.

When I heard about this movie, I thought "Tssss, another movie with a poor plot standing as an excuse to say it's not porn". Then I red international critics praising it, so it got me curious. I saw the trailer, and I knew I had to watch it.

There is a plot. It's the tense fight between a rich that seems to read more have everything since his birth, and a poor that desperatly want to survive without anyone's help. One who fall in love at first sight, and the other who wants to avoid feelings. Who will give up first?

This movie uses silences as a real way of speaking. Since you won't have one useless line, each one is used wisely. Same thing goes for the shots. I really, really liked the way this movie was directed.

I can understand though that this movie isn't for everyone. Personnally, I'm not fond of Yaoi, so I even skipped some scenes
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MyPerryGone
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Jun 14, 2012
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
I watched this movie because of recommendation. It has a good story somehow and the acting of the actors was really good. If you have any plan to watch this film then you can't stand for long a hardcore love scene of man to man. Just stop watching it because it talks about a love story between a rich man and prostitute man.

Su-min is an orphan who, having turned 18, is read more required to leave his orphanage. Unable to pay for university, he heads for Seoul where he works various jobs to pay for computer classes. One of those jobs is driving drunks home from bars. After losing his factory job, Su-min ends up taking a job at a host bar. Initially the boss of this host bar is reluctant to take him on, as he knows from experience that openly gay hosts will often leave when they become romantically involved with one of their clients. Having given up on love, Su-min believes that this won't happen to him, until one day a man from his past enters the host bar. That man, Jae-min, is a former driving client, who has fallen in love with Su-min. Su-min refuses his advances, and accepts him as a client only once, and threatens to kill him if he hires him again. Jae-min is undeterred, and after several weeks go by, Su-min gives in. They are very happy in their relationship until Jae-min's mother discovers them together. She orders Jae-min to marry the woman he's been dating halfheartedly. Su-min is angry. With another man from the host bar, they kidnap Jae-min one night and take him to a shallow grave in the forest. Su-min watches passively as his colleague throws dirt on Jae-min, but eventually moves to stop the plan. His colleague already depressed over a two-timing girlfriend, whacks Su-min with the shovel and leaves the two there in the grave. Jae-min later awakens and takes Su-min to the car and they crash a tree while going back. As dawn breaks in, the two of them start to awake at the same time cops show up at the scene but inside, without paying attention to the cops, Su-min and Jae-min silently reconcile.

I just copy the summary in Wikipedia
;) and I read some write ups about this film was Internationally Compete in Berlin and other countries. Thumbs up for two great actors in this movie, Lee Yeong-hoon and Kim Nam-gil :))
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Both movies have a lgbt theme. No Regrets with gay prostitution, while Night Flight deals with bullying. They're both beautiful movies.
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it shows men to men relationship with interesting plot.
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    TianQi Jan 25, 2017 - edited

    I don't know why everyone's going on about the ending so much. lol This was an amazing movie. Definitely one of my favourites. It's dark, but funny and a good mix of characters with an intense relationship and a good storyline.

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      Nana8 Jan 27, 2017

      I agree! This movie is good

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    peaceminushana Nov 24, 2016

    What the **** was that ending lol

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    Hiran Pinel Sep 7, 2016

    Filme lindo demais sul coreano No Regret... Cada nota que se dá a uma obra de arte, e ao mesmo tempo, uma obra de arte só o é de acordo com cada olhar de sentido. Não é uma seara de verdade absoluta, verdade definitiva.

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    Kiseki Jun 22, 2016 - edited

    Amazing movie. Wow I can't believe this is from 2006 (why didn't I watch this back then?). Amazing acting by both the actors, they really brought out the emotion for this movie and the chemistry. Also loved the way this movie let silence speak for itself. The dark cast of the theme until the end where it suddenly became bright as the morning rises. Beautiful imagery there! Lovely film <3

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    Charming92 May 11, 2016 - edited

    Ehm, i'll have to agree with everyone and say wtf with that ending? If someone could explain it to me (if an explanation is available and it wasn't just for the lolz), it would be much appreciated.

    I loved the movie until the last 20 minutes, the ending made no sense and it ruined the overall feeling for me. I hope i missed something :(

    Great chemistry between the leads, and a very fast paced bitter-sweet realistic love story here.

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    Elena Jan 3, 2016 - edited

    The movie is great, though the ending was a bit brutal.

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    Kizzy Sep 20, 2015 - edited

    I literally enjoyed the movie until the last 20 minutes ruined it for me. What the fucccckkk was that ending? ... It's like whoever wrote the script was like "Hey, I have a brilliant idea, let's just fuck with the viewers. Let's unravel this entire plot, tear it to shreds! We'll make everything they've just watched irrational and confusing." I mean... I was laughing at the last scene BECAUSE WHAT THE FUCK?! This has to be the biggest troll ending I've ever seen. I want to say this movie was a waste of my time, but I truly did enjoy the majority of it. If I could've ended it my own way... anyone else pissed? I'm just really pissed. Whatever. I'm going to bed.

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      Nora Dec 4, 2015

      put this under spoiler please

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      EliKimIsMyBabo Jan 8, 2016

      Nothing is being spoiled though. Just stating that it's a shit ending.

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    haitakaz Sep 17, 2015

    I think it was kinda boring BUT I'm glad that I watched it because I think there were good parts too. They were so cute together and I ship them so hard ♥

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    Rike Jul 20, 2014

    I loved this movie, really. It was so intense. And I felt like there was not one sentence too much, every action conveyed everything that's needed to say.
    But the ending was just so absurd, that I started laughing, but that doesn't mean I didn't like it. I've never seen such an original way of easing the tension, that has built up in the movie.

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    Euns Jul 9, 2014 - edited

    my reaction at the end of the movie. *whathefuckface*
    just watched it and i liked it, I think. lol I mean the parts
    between the two of them was damn adorable and well
    done BUT honestly what the hell was that ending?
    I didn't understand the last 5 minutes. .__. wtf
    hum well I have a own opinion but they could have
    developped the last part better OK but I liked it. :3

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      Nora Dec 4, 2015

      spoiler

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      Euns Dec 5, 2015 - edited

      I'm sorry but it's not a spoiler at all. ^^
      I actually didn't say anything.
      I just expressed my reaction
      to what happened without
      saying what actually happened. ^^

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    TenouGaby Apr 8, 2014
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    Chocobana Nov 19, 2013 - edited

    I thought the movie was complete crap. I couldn't relate to or understand the characters' motives. Nothing they did made much sense and the two main leads were so hot-and-cold they confused me! I liked the performance of the two main actors but it was lost to a ridiculous plot.

    And the ending--don't get me started on the ending. Most random ending (and illogical one, at that) ever~ How disappointing.

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      wakamoto Feb 9, 2014

      You're right. Their behavior hadn't any sense xD I can't understand this.

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      NotYourOppa Jan 13, 2017

      Totally agree with you! This movie was so boring I could barely finish it. I'm surprised finding so many praising comments here.

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    meganjoy12 Jul 12, 2013
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  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Movie
  • Release Date:

    Nov 16, 2006
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 53 min.

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    7.4 (scored by 1,098 users)
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