Five Senses of Eros

Five Senses of Eros (2009)

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In this anthology film centered around the theme of "Eros," five seperate stories are presented. The main characters from each segment are connected with each other in one way or another.

"His Concern"
A man is attracted by the women sitting across from him on a train ride to Busan. He then gets off the train after her, even though its not his stop. He is then able to get her phone read morenumber. A few days later the man plans to meet the woman for the second time.

"I'm Here"
Hye Rim Ahn awaits for her husband, while hiding, to give him a surprise. Hyeon Woo Kang always worries about his wife being left alone. Hye Rim worries about Hyeon Woo because he will be left alone soon.

"33rd Man"
On the set of a movie, fresh new actress Mi Jin Kim and her charismatic senior actress Hwa Ran Park are having difficulties because of their stubborn & demanding director Jan Woon Bong. In the end, the senior actress Hwa Ran transforms Mi Jin into a sexy vixen to seduce the director.

"In My End is My Beginning"
Jeong Ha Lee learns that her husband Jae In Min has just died in a car accident while on a road trip. She then discovers that her husband was having an affair with her old high school friend Na Ru Kang. After the car accident Na Ru comes to Jeong Ha and asks to live with her under the promise of her unconditional devotion.

"Believe in the Moment"
Three couples are all high school students & close friends. None of the couples have strong convictions about their relationship. They then decide to exchange partners for 24 hours.

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Dec 18, 2012
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 7.0
  • Music 6.0
  • Rewatch Value 6.0
It's difficult to rate this "movie" because it's not really a movie in the traditional sense of the word. Rather it's a compilation of short films which explore the theme of erotic love. Two of the stories are very loosely related whilst the other 3 are independent of each other.

Some stories were better than others in both content and acting ability. The first two were quite enjoyable and philosophical. They asked read more deep, thought-provoking questions that I pondered appreciatively.

My favourite of all 5 was the 2nd story. Very poignant, but also a very sweet manifestation of (erotic) love.

The 3rd and 4th stories were a bit bizarre. Think murderous wives, blood sucking vampires and lesbian loving. I liked the 3rd story the least. Though darkly comedic in parts, I found it boring and uninspired in others. The theme of Eros was not very well conveyed, in my opinion, and the acting was off.

The 5th and final story about partner swapping could have been interesting, but the narrative was somewhat nonlinear, making it difficult to keep track of who was really boyfriend/girlfriend with who.

If I had to rate each story individually:

Story 1: 9
Story 2: 10
Story 3: 3
Story 4: 5
Story 5: 6

The average comes out to about 7 so that's my overall score for this anthology. I enjoyed it while it lasted. This movie is suitable for mature audiences, but nothing about it felt gratuitous. In fact a lot of the sexual encounters were pretty PG. I'd say it's a good date movie to watch with your long term partner, if you have one.
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3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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Sep 8, 2013
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 6.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
ok what the hell did I just watch....... my brain was literally in over drive to try and figure some of the scences. 1st show - I give 8 really like the couple & how they met, especially the way how the guy was thinking & planning his moves. 2nd show - I give 9 still kinda lost on it but was the most deeply felt one for me. this couple was read more adorably yet sad. 3rd was totally crap for me. 4th very weird and the last was ok with couple switching, I probably would try that lol. anyways its ok good mix with the bad.
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Both are anthology films about love/romance. One's Korean (Eros), the other Japanese (SR). Sweet Room focuses on the romantic whilst Five Senses of Eros focuses on the erotic. Both films are tastefully made with mostly interesting story lines. The sexual content can be rated PG.
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    Aggnes Jan 25, 2014

    What a f*** did I just watched?

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    yourebeautiful Aug 22, 2013

    I really didn't understand anything. Is that weird?

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    ouiama Jun 26, 2013

    In one word " THIS MOVIE SUCKED " that was A waist OF TIME i only watched it because Song Joong Ki was in it !!! :( disappointed :(

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    LLL78 Jan 27, 2013

    Really good movie:D
    There are very and I mean VERY different type of stories about erotic stuff some stories make you go "aww" while other will make you go "WTF did I just watch" and also "Well did NOT see that coming!"
    You'll laugh you'll probably cry but mostly you'll fall in love with the beauty of this movie and the very handsmoe and beautiful actors and actresses.
    I was amazed as the bed scenes were very cleverly and beautifully filmed :D
    Gave it 9/10

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    athlinia Jan 10, 2013

    I loved this movie.. more like a compilation of short films, like the review says. I got the chance to see a lot of the actors I love and I found interesting the whole idea of incorporating not one, not two, but five different short films with different actors and stories in one movie <3

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    myeverything978 Dec 14, 2012

    i can't find this movie please help me so i can watch this. this movie interesting

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    blueaoichan Sep 2, 2012

    is this movie like mature contents ? :s

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    Tepp_A Jul 28, 2012

    I actually really like this movie... it's really philosophical, not only on an erotic basis but it displays what people think about love and how it affects their lives.<br />Okay.. two of these stories might be a little weird but.. I liked it anyway haha

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      whatteverr Nov 22, 2012

      I also found that the erotic scenes didnt look out of place,you know how in some movies you know they show you they are having sex to attract viewers? but in this one sex isnt potrayed as the act itself but how it is done with love .... I dont know,i found this movie very experimental...And I liked it.


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    South Korea
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  • Release Date:

    Jul 9, 2009
  • Duration:

    2 hr. 10 min.


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    6.2 (scored by 704 users)
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