Seok Joo hates his brother Seok Hyeon. He was a trouble maker the whole time and now he just runs a fish shop. He thinks his mother passed away because of him. He hates school. He hates Chan Ho who keeps clinging on to him. He hates Hyeon Tae who bullies kids around. One day, he meets Jong Beom. Jong Beom asks Seok Joo to get rid of what has been giving Jong Beom a headache. Seok Hyeon doesn't want him to meet Jong Beom but Seok Joo who despises even the thought of becoming like his brother, continues to meet him. Then he gets involved in a terrible incident.
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I love the painful story between the brothers - it really broke my heart - I felt for all the characters - the older brother, the younger brother and the Jongbeom (Dokgu from Inspiring Generation) and that other kid from school - people get hurt in the course of life and the steps they take after the hurt is what really counts - do they make bad choices or good ones - can they change?...
Re-watch Value: I will more than likely re-watch this at some point.
I definitely recommend people to watch this - it's very well done and very moving. It really pulls your emotions in right away - but prepare a tissue or two for the end.
It’s a very ambitious cinema: it presents very intense relationships between brothers and a closed circle of revenge and hatred. The story is really heartbreaking and painful. The portraits of characters are build in minimalist way and we have to guess what has happened in the past in their life. We watch the younger brother (palyed by Seo Young Joo) and we indeed feel his loneliness, anger and innocence. He asks, is it possible to have a better life? Is it possible to have a hope?
The cinematography is outstanding, the ambience of an abandoned neighborhood and a fish shop creates a suggestive cold image of the world. The music fits in this cold and bitter world.
I think it’s one of the best drama special I’ve watched. While good, funny, interesting drama is 8/10, this one deserves 10. I highly recommend.