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  • Movie: Scarlet Innocence
  • Country: South Korea
  • Release Date: Oct 2, 2014
  • Duration: 1 hr. 51 min.
  • Rating: 18+ Restricted (violence & profanity)

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  • Score: 7.0 (scored by 485 users)
  • Ranked: #2770
  • Popularity: #2724
  • Watchers: 935

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Scarlet Innocence
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Ratings: 7.0/10 from 485 users
# of Watchers: 935
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Ranked #2770
Popularity #2724
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20-year old Deok Yi’s quiet small-town life gets exciting when a former University Professor, Hak Kyu, moves in, running from the scandal of a sexual harassment allegation. He works as a literature instructor at a culture center and she works at an old amusement park. Mutual attraction leads the pair into a lusty affair, but when the fall semester begins, Hak Kyu is reinstated at the university and returns to his family in Seoul, leaving Deok Yi behind. She refuses to let the relationship die, and a confrontation between them turns tragic when Hak Kyu’s wife commits suicide.
8 years later, Hak Kyu is a popular writer, but he is barely able to see, losing his eyesight to a disease, and he's estranged from his daughter Cheong, who blames him for her mother's death. At this time, he befriends Se-Jung, a new neighbor who moves in next door. He gladly accepts her help and Cheong becomes romantically attached to her, neither realizing she is in fact Deok Yi, the woman Hak Kyu betrayed 8 years ago, now on a quest to destroy them. Her plan sets off a vengeance-fuelled chain of events that ultimately sets the three bitter, angry and desperate schemers on a twisting collision course with each other.

  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Oct 2, 2014
  • Duration: 1 hr. 51 min.
  • Score: 7.0 (scored by 485 users)
  • Ranked: #2770
  • Popularity: #2724
  • Rating: 18+ Restricted (violence & profanity)

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Sakarya
1 people found this review helpful
Jan 24, 2018
Completed 0
Overall 4.5
Story 5.0
Acting/Cast 4.0
Music 5.0
Rewatch Value 1.0
I watched this movie on Amazon with my prime account which allowed me to watch for free. 

Scarlet Innocence is a racy korean movie about a Professor who is sent to a small town after being suspended from his post at a university following claims of sexual harassment. He meets Deokee, an innocent and naive 18 year old girl who lives with her mute mother, looking for love and excitement in her boring little town that seems to be made up of an aging population. While the story line has a few unexpected twists, no event was appalling enough to really evoke strong feelings of sympathy towards the characters. I did not get angry with them, I did not feel sad with them, I was not happy with them. While the storyline had several poorly explained occurrences, some that seemed down right impossible, I think if there were stronger actors in the movie with better chemistry, this would have been more enjoyable to watch and receive a higher score from me. I mainly watched because it had some racy scenes which I like, especially in Korean cinema because they are usually well choreographed, but the sex scenes in this movie were just boring to watch and barely arousing. I didn't expect much after I saw the IMDB rating of 5.9, but I was still disappointed. TL;DR I wouldn't recommend watching even if you're bored. Unless you're REALLY bored and you're in the mood for a sub-par revenge story line.


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Bunny Xiumin
0 people found this review helpful
Feb 16, 2019
Completed 0
Overall 8.5
Story 7.5
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 6.5
I hesitated on watching this film for a while because of the bad review I'd seen and was wary of spending the two hours watching it. I'm a big fan of Woo Sung though and decided to just take the dive and watch it because if anything I knew there were some spicy adult scenes and that would make it interesting enough for me. In the end of it all I was left crying and quite emotionally touched by this story. I can't understand the reviews that I've seen say the story is unsympathetic or too bland for a connection because it really got to me while watching it. The heartbreaking unraveling of a girl rushed into being a woman through love only to be left destitute emotionally and physically was so upsetting but the way it was done was so well done. The music especially really suited the scenes and carried the impact of certain things.

One point I do agree with nay-sayers on was that the end can get a bit too complicated and seem to derail the connection set up in the first half of the movie. There's a secondary plot line that fits but that I do agree is a bit of overkill the overpowers what was a very poetic tale at the beginning. This doesn't make it not worth the time though, I really felt this movie was worth watching. The cast do an amazing job with their roles and they hold strong through the whole thing. The ending is very 'finished' as well you're not left with really any major untied strings things make sense and you can feel satisfied that nothing is truly missing from the picture.

Overall I would say don't go into it with massive expectations and you'll be okay. It can be very emotionally dark though and of course has adult scenes so just know that before watching and you're good. I wouldn't re-watch it immediately but I'm sure I'll revisit this movie in time like I do with Woo Sung's other film Daisy because they're both filmed in such a beautiful way.

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