Drama Festival 2014: The Diary of Heong Yeong Dang (2014) poster
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Cheol Ju, a Jwapocheong worker, investigates the body of a poisoned young man. But the criminal soon turns himself in, and he turns out to be Hong Yeon, the brother of the deceased Sang Yeon. Hong Yeon says that he took revenge because Sang Yeon abused him since he was young. Cheol Ju visited Heong Yeong dang to meet Sang Yeon's wife Hoe Jeong. Heong Yeong dang is the place where Hong Yeon, Sang Yeon, and Hoe Jeong spent their childhood together. And Cheol Ju found a hidden diary in there! Cheol Ju begins to trace the secrets between the two men... Edit Translation

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  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Special
  • Episodes: 1
  • Aired: Nov 2, 2014
  • Aired On: Sunday
  • Original Network: MBC
  • Duration: 1 hr. 10 min.
  • Score: 7.5 (scored by 222 users)
  • Ranked: #6035
  • Popularity: #8767
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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labcat
15 people found this review helpful
Feb 5, 2021
1 of 1 episodes seen
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Overall 7.5
Story 7.5
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 8.0
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Decently good, but probably not every BL fan's cup of tea

The story is told reasonably well. For those who are curious about whether this is just bromance: no, it's not (but this may not mean much). The story goes that a man is in love with his his adoptive brother, but he has to get married. He is unable to consummate his marriage, but is his love even reciprocated? The story doesn't seem altogether original and may remind one of older movies like A Frozen Flower, but it does keep one guessing how the adoptive brother feels. I wish the ending had been clearer about the brother's actions though, for the revelations don't necessarily cohere with his actions.

The story is tragic and rather moving, but sometimes the camerawork seems a little amateurish. It is around an hour and it feels as though some parts of the story have been cut short for no good reason. The back stories of the wife and adoptive brother are alluded to, but more could have been revealed.

The production is fairly good overall, but it may not go down too well with BL fans today who often prefer happy endings and more show of passion to depictions of angsty, repressed homosexual desire.

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jiritwist
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Nov 17, 2023
1 of 1 episodes seen
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Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
A really successful Korean piece and, as karcikarel writes, sad, the actors are likeable. The English subtitles were too small for me. What I value most about this film are the sets, historical costumes and processing. A piece of Korean history breathed on me.


Opravdu zdařilý korejský kousek a tak, jak píše karcikarel, smutný, herci sympatičtí. Anglické titulky byly na mě hodně malé. Nejvíce se cením na tomto filmu výpravy, historických kostýmů a zpracování. Dýchl na mě kousek korejské historie.
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  • Special: Drama Festival 2014: The Diary of Heong Yeong Dang
  • Country: South Korea
  • Episodes: 1
  • Aired: Nov 2, 2014
  • Aired On: Sunday
  • Original Network: MBC
  • Duration: 1 hr. 10 min.
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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  • Score: 7.5 (scored by 222 users)
  • Ranked: #6035
  • Popularity: #8767
  • Watchers: 882

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