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  • Movie: The Relation of Face, Mind and Love
  • Country: South Korea
  • Release Date: Nov 5, 2009
  • Duration: 1 hr. 47 min.
  • Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

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  • Score: 6.4 (scored by 905 users)
  • Ranked: #3304
  • Popularity: #2130
  • Watchers: 1,434

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Talented architect Kang Tae Pung becomes involved in a car accident. Because of the accident, Tae Pung encounters visual impairment which makes it hard for him to make out features on a person. Then one day, he meets what he believes is a beautiful woman named Wang Seo Jung. In actuality, Seo Jung is not a beauty queen as Tae Pung believes, having many facial blemishes.
Meanwhile, Seo Jung is unaware of Tae Pung's visual impairment and becomes extremely flattered by the approach of this handsome man. In fact, this is the first time in her life that a man has hit on her. Seo Jung, who works as a journalist for an animal magazine, quickly falls for Tae Pung and romance blooms between the couple.
Tae Pung then leaves on a business trip. During his business trip, Tae Pung's vision reverts back to normal. When Tae Pung returns home he doesn't recognize Seo Jung, not even when she is standing next to him.
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  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Nov 5, 2009
  • Duration: 1 hr. 47 min.
  • Score: 6.4 (scored by 905 users)
  • Ranked: #3304
  • Popularity: #2130
  • Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

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Dark_Rose
4 people found this review helpful
Mar 24, 2014
Completed 0
Overall 4.0
Story 6.0
Acting/Cast 5.0
Music 2.0
Rewatch Value 1.0
I have to say i was soooo disappointed with this movie, i'm Kang Ji Hwan fan so i thought it would be pretty good, but the truth is that it was Pathetic. Ill never watch it again.
The plot was taken from the English movie (Shallow Hall) and even though the English version wasn't good, They managed to do it even worse in korean..
Not recommended at all...
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PrettyCarEye
7 people found this review helpful
Nov 20, 2012
Completed 0
Overall 3.0
Story 1.0
Acting/Cast 6.0
Music 4.0
Rewatch Value 3.0
This movie left neither a lasting nor positive impression on me.

Basically what I disliked the most was its message that a woman's worth is determined only by her beauty.

The story, about a selfish, cocksure playboy architect who falls for an "ugly" woman due to a temporary vision impairment, was pointless and shallow. The hero was a jerk for most of the movie. He did little to endear himself to me, and the supposedly "ugly" heroine was anything but. I think if you're gonna make a movie about a playboy falling for an "ugly" woman don't cast a woman who looks like a supermodel, put fake buck teeth in her mouth and pass her off as ugly. That's just weird, disingenuous. Cast someone plain then at least the movie might have acquired a little authenticity, if nothing else.

I was surprised to learn that Kang Ji Hwan who I recently saw and liked in LIE TO ME was the male lead in this movie. His acting was okay, but I didn't like him in this role. There was no growth to his character. He started out being a shallow bastard who takes advantage of women and pretty much remained that way 'til the end.

I've heard a rumour that South Koreans are unusually fixated on looks. If there's any truth to that I guess this film isn't so far fetched. Nevertheless, I couldn't get over the blatant objectification of its female cast members.

I try not to judge East Asian culture through the prism of western ideals, and for the most part I don't mind that they adhere to traditional gender roles, but it's hard to suspend belief or maintain a laissez-faire attitude when certain liberties are taken. I worry about what lessons impressionable South Korean girls (and boys) will draw from this film.

I wouldn't recommend it. Watch My Little Bride instead. It's a lot sweeter, funnier and the hero is a decent guy who appreciates the heroine in all her adorable quirkiness.

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