In-Soo's wife, Sujin, has a car accident in Sam-chuk while Kyung-ho was in her car. In-Soo meets Kyung-Ho's wife, Seo-Young, in the corridor of hospital. In-Soo and Seo-Young find out that Su-Jin and Kyung-Ho had an affair, which makes In-Soo and Seo-Young more miserable. In-Soo and Seo-Young with sense of betrayal and anger start to open their minds after a while.
Cast & Credits
I picked this one up because I liked Bae Yong Jun in Winter Sonata and Hotelier. This is an artistic movie about forbidden love, morals, betrayals and friendship. It reminds me so much of Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood in "The Bridges of Madison County" or Tony Leung and Maggie Cheung in "In the Mood for Love".
There is hardly any dialogue; the pace is methodical and purposefully slow, subtle background music, and flashbacks but excellent acting by the two leads and very restraint directing.
This movie is all about the little things; the gazes, the touches, the unspoken words, the guilt and the what ifs.
The love scenes were tastefully done and actually quite beautiful. The music plays a secondary but important role to set the mood but there isn't something that is memorable that I would download to my playlist.
Is it a re-watch? Not likely given the abundance of choices we all have before us. But if you can appreciate its artistic value and do not expect a heart wrenching melo, or cute romantic plots then this may be worth your time.