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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Jan 10, 2015
  • Overall 9.5
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.5
  • Rewatch Value 9.5
I'm not going to touch on the synopsis because each story has its own and they're published on every website. I added it to my watching list long ago because of the gorgeous cast. When I read many hateful comments I hesitated a bit. Honestly I don't like such works that have different stories but I decided to watch it and I'm glad I did. There's a depth to each story; at read more least four of the five. The fact that the very general concept in love can be interpreted in so many way and is as personal as height and weight is amazingly depicted. It's all called love; your version, their version and my version. There's no one definition and there's no wrong or right. And as Jang Hyuk says in the first story: '' I'm loving sex not because it's sex but because it's her I'm having sex with.'' I loved the film in every way. There's nothing complicated about it. It touches the inner and shows us what we say is not the definite true but it's what we opt to see.
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    Mika Apr 30, 2017

    It gets progressively macabre

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    KmjSsk Oct 5, 2016
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    KmjSsk Oct 5, 2016

    well i just read the reviews n every1 'the movie was shit i only watched it for SJK.' well im about to watch it for hyukie and kim soo ro well mostly jang hyukie only hehe

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    Flow Sufmoe Jun 30, 2016

    I only watched the 5th part because I had just finished DOTS and I needed more SJK. Well... it was kinda interesting on hindsight, but throughout the movie my face was like O_O because at my high school, things like this never happened, and swapping partners is something I wouldn't want to do. While I do understand that somehow this brought the original couples closer together, I really don't understand how.

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    bornfreeonekiss Dec 13, 2015

    Dont waste your time. Trust me.

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    Haruhappiness Dec 25, 2014 - edited

    Worst movie ever!! I only watched it for Song Joon ki, but it was a waste of time.

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    Aggnes Jan 25, 2014

    What a f*** did I just watched?

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    yourebeautiful Aug 23, 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 - edited

    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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      ParkChohwa Jan 10, 2015

      i agree; totally and beautifully different

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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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    6.3 (scored by 1,016 users)
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