In 1969, Colonel Kim Jin Pyeong has returned to South Korea after fighting with valor in the Vietnam War. He is trusted by the Army Commander who is also his father-in-law and respected by nearly everyone on the military base. Nevertheless, Colonel Jin Pyeong suffers internally from his experiences in the war.
One day, Kyung Woo Jin is transferred to work for Jin Pyeong. Woo Jin is the type that will say read moreor do anything to please his boss. Soon, Colonel Jin Pyeong meets Jong Ga Heun, the wife of his new subordinate. The couple also moved into the house across the street from Colonel Jin Pyeong and his wife.
On a fateful evening, Colonel Jin Pyeong teases a caged bird on the porch of his neighbor's home. A stifling obsession soon begins between Colonel Jin Pyeong and the wife of his subordinate.
Also Known as:Inganjoongdok ; Human Addiction ;
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So I'd say this movie was pretty much a miss. I was waiting... and waiting... and waiting... FOR SOME TYPE OF CLIMAX!! And when it finally came in it's weird and odd way (him meeting her on the porch one last time???), I was just left wondering, like WTF? Also, like many other people mentioned about the chemistry I couldn't agree more. There wasn't really read more any, which you'd think would be needed in a movie about two people "obsessed" with each other. However, one of the biggest things that went very sorely unmentioned in this movie was... HIS PTSD!! The doctor told him NO DRINKING with his medication. However after that, he stopped for a little while...(very little)... then he really couldn't stop! BUT IT WAS NEVER ADDRESSED AGAIN? He was really like a ticking time bomb about to explode, and the porch scene was instead supposed to be like his undying love for her?? Really?? No way Jose. This film could have been some crazy thriller honestly (maybe I'm being a little biased on that part, haha >.<), but instead they went for, an uncalled for, sappy love route.
First, I want to say that the script has to be reviewed since:
- I personally didn't felt the love between the 2 main characters, instead it felt like 2 people feeling attracted between one another
- And the main title which Obsessed doesn't reflect in the movie, the obsession read more between the leads characters should have been more expressed in more complex scenes instead of sex scenes, if they wanted to only expressed it through sex scenes it should have been more intense with really strong emotions
- Plus, I didn't like the character's personalities; the man seems too weak behind his colonel costume and the women too innocent, but they're not child anymore, it's not about a pure love story in high school like we are used to see, these characters are married and are committing adultery so I would I've like them to be responsible and to assume their relationship.
In conclusion, I feel betrayed because the screenwriter wanted to tell the story of married people falling in love like 2 childs falling for the first time but it doesn't work together and their love story has been built too quick. So the movie is a mess and the mixing of all those defects makes it a clumsy movie.
Maybe the chemistry between the 2 characters was bad as well but I have to say that the directing was really good.