Obsessed

Obsessed (2014)

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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.

  • Native title:

    인간중독
  • Also Known as:

    Inganjoongdok ; Human Addiction ;

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Akudie
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Feb 6, 2016
  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 7.5
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 8.5
  • Rewatch Value 7.5
I just finished this movie, and thought I need to write a review, as I feel the reviews here don't make this movie justice. This is not a bad movie. The title obsessed, illustrate well the main theme. It is about a forbidden love between two married people, a desire and obsession that consumes everything. It was sad and melancholic - the choice of classical music also enhanced this feeling. It is read more definitely a movie for mature audience, as it has very graphic sexual content, shows adultery, and touches upon complicated subjects like post conflict trauma. I also really liked the images of the movie, as they were very beautifully filmed.
It is true that the two main leads had their flaws - the commander had lost his purpose in life after traumatic experiences in Vietnam, and the main girl did a marriage of reason also after traumatic experiences from her past. Both are adults who didn't experience true love, and they are overwhelmed by their own feelings.
Overall I liked this movie, and I found that the actors played well.
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Aug 8, 2014
  • Overall 1.0
  • Story 1.0
  • Acting/Cast 2.0
  • Music 2.5
  • Rewatch Value 1.0
This is only my point of view but I have to say that it's the baddest film I've ever seen so far.

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.
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    HAMEX Jun 19, 2016 - edited

    Wow so many SSH's fans who feel wrecked by his bed scenes,, haha. So glad I'm not a fan of him, so this movie was just fine to me, visually beautiful.

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    Mikhal Dec 16, 2015

    I won't be able to look at Oppa the same way anymore. So gross! I almost threw up!! :/

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    Kristana Jul 8, 2015 - edited
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      HwangEunByul Jul 15, 2016 - edited
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    sternchen Mar 31, 2015 - edited
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    Heba Mar 13, 2015

    I can only describe this movie in one word "DISGUSTING " !!!
    how can Song Seung Heon accept these kind of scenes !!

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    educto1 Jan 8, 2015 - edited

    I wasn't obsessed with it, instead, I was so disgusted and disappointed.

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      winnie Jan 15, 2015 - edited

      Should I give this one a miss? It was featured at the film festival but I chose not to watch it and now I can download it.

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      educto1 Jan 16, 2015

      andwe!!! no, no. no!! It's the biggest mistake of my K-movie life. lol

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      winnie Jan 16, 2015 - edited

      In that case I will skip this one....I can't deal with mistakes xD

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    dore430 Oct 26, 2014 - edited

    I was disappointed that Song Seung Heon decided to do a movie with full-nude-sex scenes that I barely noticed that there was NO chemistry between the two leads... It was rather boring as SSH seemed embarrassed ... He became my favorite from his dramas that I loved! Seems someone sold him a bill of goods about making more sex-oriented movies that would help his career... Really bad decision! Make clean movies with better story lines and better co-actors!!! Clean up your act!!!!

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      PrettyCarEye Mar 12, 2016

      While I agree with you that the sex scenes in this movie were not the best (too rehearsed and mechanical) and revealed nothing about the characters or their journey/motivations, there is nothing wrong with SSH deciding to do a movie with sexual content. He's a grown man. I'm pretty sure he's having sex. Sex is a part of life. Nothing wrong with it, nothing 'dirty' about it. If it wasn't for sex you wouldn't be here. If you want so-called 'clean' movies, don't watch movies with sex in them if they offend you so much. You clearly don't like sex in movies, yet I see you complaining on every movie page about its sexual content. Why? Why are you watching these movies if they offend you. Just don't watch! How hard can that be, hmm?

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      Johnson-Shampoo Sep 14, 2016

      Even as a shampoo I don't mind any sex scenes if they add to the depth of the story,

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    darkangel662008 Oct 26, 2014
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    AngieBird Oct 5, 2014 - edited

    Correct subtitle came out! :) Everyone who haven't watch it yet, because the shitty sub, find the good one in asiatorrents.

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    Mareina Oct 4, 2014 - edited

    No tension or chemistry whatsoever, got bored to the point I had to speed-watch to even finish it (which I normally don't do at all). Some of it made me laugh out loud because of the silliness.

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    rainruma Aug 24, 2014 - edited

    OMG !!! ... I thought the actress that played his wife looked familiar ! ... I did not recognize her ! ... It's same actress from "Haeundae Lovers" and " The Servant"...
    Well , the sex scenes were better in "The Servant" ....also better in "Frozen Flower" .....

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      sternchen Sep 5, 2014

      haha tbh I like Jo Yeo Jung much better than the lead actress. Though that's just a personal sentiment ;)
      I didn't know it was the same director, but once you know one does notice certain similarities *coughcough*

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      rainruma Sep 7, 2014

      exactly : certain similarities *coughcough*...

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      sternchen Sep 8, 2014

      Mind you I still have to watch the whole film (haven't even gotten to the explicit parts). Still waiting for halfway decent subtitles. T_T I refuse to submit myself to the maschine translations. Atm they look like google translate was sick on them... >_>
      I really should brush up on my Korean, it's the same with 'a fatal encounter'... it's always the movies that receive so little subbing attention.

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      rainruma Sep 8, 2014 - edited

      Yeah... better to wait...maybe it would help w/ understanding his motivation more... both films came out recently...so we r very lucky even if we see them raw at this point...

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    rainruma Aug 24, 2014 - edited

    The subtitles were not very clear ... I did not understand everything , but , I understood enough...
    ---- It was interesting to explore these two characters ... and what would drive them to this affair
    ---- BUT, the movie failed to make me believe in their love at first .... It seemed more sexual attraction of two lonely people .... I did not believe it was love , the sex scenes were not affectionate enough , imo ... just sex ! ....
    ---- I can understand 'obsessed' , but the movie FAILED again to explore and explain his motivation ... He is understandably disturbed .... but what is his psyche that it would drive him into an obsession as solace ? .... and why her ? .....

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    sunflower63 Aug 24, 2014 - edited

    This was not bad but I need to watch it again with understandable subtitles as the ones available at the moment did not allow me to understand the plot too well. In any case I was expecting a little more out of this movie besides the very explicit scenes. I had never seen the leading actress before and she is truly beautiful.

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      rainruma Aug 24, 2014

      Agree w/ you 100% .....

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      Shark Jan 5, 2015

      @sunflower63 I'll be waiting for your opinion on that movie :)

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      sunflower63 Jan 5, 2015 - edited

      Thanks for the link Shark, I watched the movie again and I finally understood the plot much better which makes a great difference. I have to say that I liked it much more this time around and I thought SSH's acting here was good. I hope he comes back with a good drama soon.

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    jumpstar Aug 9, 2014 - edited

    the sex was the most hot thing ever. my favorite part tbh xd you should watch it at least for that. haha

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      DiaNine Aug 10, 2014

      I'll stick to porn, thanks.

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      Sweety-Face Aug 13, 2014

      OMG l agree with that

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      PrettyCarEye Mar 12, 2016 - edited

      The sex scenes in this movie were very mechanical, rehearsed and boring. You didn't feel the passion or even the love between the characters. It's mostly because neither of the leading actors are strong enough in their craft, to bring the characters to life. The female lead might as well have been a dead body for incredible lack of energy and spark she brought to the role. SSH oppa can act well under the right circumstances, but he needs a good co-star to enhance his own performance. If he acts against poor actors, then his own performance will also be poor. I think the actress who played the wife should have been the lead. The whole dynamic of the movie would have changed and I'm sure the sex scenes would have been more charged with the raw emotions of the characters.

      If you like good sex scenes Scarlet Innocence is better. The sex scenes actually told you something about the conflicting nature of the characters and were extremely passionate, hot and filled with the lust the characters felt.

      I was yawning during the love scenes in Obsessed. And I'm not some prude who love to complain there are too much sex in movies.

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    sternchen Jul 26, 2014

    :( subs unreadable atm.
    Let's wait some more so we can have the best experience later.
    Thanks to all subbers in advance <3

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  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Movie
  • Release Date:

    May 5, 2014
  • Duration:

    2 hr. 12 min.

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    6.9 (scored by 487 users)
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