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Jung Won who finds life difficult while looking after her paralyzed mother and working a part time job, decides to kill herself. Soo Wan, who is trying to come to grips with the meaning of life after witnessing his mother commit suicide at a young age, works as a police officer. When the two meet in Chuncheon, they make a suicide pact. (Source: MyDramaList) Edit Translation

  • English
  • Español
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • dansk
  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Jan 19, 2017
  • Duration: 1 hr. 30 min.
  • Score: 7.1 (scored by 472 users)
  • Ranked: #8590
  • Popularity: #3907
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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XingBack
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Aug 16, 2020
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Overall 8.5
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 1.0
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I understand why this wasn't subbed, the story kinda felt like an exotic foreign film that needs a required taste. You know like they are not really korean drama/movie fans but self proclaimed intellectual "film" fans?

The thing I had the most issues with was the texts xD I gathered that the 2 mains somewhat met as "online pen palls" who never met in person and when they met they didn't know they knew each other? I mean I might need to look at the names of the texts to be sure xD

Anyway. Both were broken souls. The ml was a cop who let a drunk driver through the checkpoint "for a reason or no reason -another missed subless context xD" and that guy got in an accident and hurt a woman and himself too so he was questioned and even got wrongfully accused by the victims husband for taking a bribe.

Now he had more trauma around him. 1 was his girlfriend breaking up on frozen Han River -and I don't know if it was implied that she killed herself? Or they were just talking about how thin ice was.
Anyway his other trauma was his mom cheating on his dad and his dad trying to commit suicide in front of him but he only got half paralyzed? though, the synopsis says it was his mom? so why was his dad sick too? ;)

Then we had the fl. Again things seemed really vague. Her mom was paralyzed and she had to take care of her, she worked for a party planning business(?) And the boss was her dad? Also from that knife scene I kinda felt like she wanted to kill him, because he was the one who hurt her mother?
And her mom telling her "next time take me with you on a vacation" was kinda a sign that she didn't want to stay alone and the fl cried because she knew she wasn't coming back?


fast forward to both ending up in the same island (?) Which both went to so they could kill themselves but then they met and randomly (maybe even wistfully hoping for a life line) they agreed to meet on the day they both wanted to commit suicide. But the ml tried to kill himself before that meeting time so he never went to her even though she waited until the last minute (because she didn't want to do it either!!!) And thankfully a little girl saw the ml drowning and he was saved so his 1st thought was to check on their meeting location and the fl was there locked in her car! But again he was able to help her out while the taxi driver called 911 and so both survived TT__TT it's kinda like a reversed Romeo and Juliet :(
And that was the message "they didn't want to die they just wanted to end the lives they suffered in" TTT____TTT


I feel like the story needed a little more depth and connection between them, like the texts felt too impersonal and maybe they both talked about going to that island to kill themselves and that's why the fl kinda looked like she "recognized" the ml after seeing him in the ferry, and also maybe she did tell him who she was -I blame the lack of subs for missing this- but it needed more especially since it was only 1 hour and 20min. overall I liked it

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Nov 18, 2020
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Overall 9.0
Story 8.5
Acting/Cast 9.5
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 9.0
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*tw: suicide, rape, depression*

Like most people, i watch this movie with no subs (i heard that the translators are traumatized of translating this film cuz the script are quite traumatizing *tw: anxiety, depression*) If you want to watch the film here's the link: https://youtu.be/dsc-l4GDyP0. Btw, this film is (for me) rated 16+ cuz there's a scene (actually the whole film) which is not really suitable to minors. But anyways, i want to try recalling some stuff i've only understand throughout the film (it'll maybe partial true or idk ugghh no subs).

So the film starts with a chat between two people with alias "blackbird" (Kim jae wook) and "whitebird" (Seo ye ji). They're planning how they'll end their lives or suicide (like if they prefer of jumping off the roof, briquette gas, pills, etc. ). But "whitebird" suggest that they'll do it in Silkworm island before "whitebird" leaves the chat (i knew it from the trailer cuz it has subs).

Now we're getting to know our two leads: Sun Woo (Kim jae wook) and Jung Won (Seo ye ji). Jung Won is what i considered the breadwinner of the family. Her mother is paralyze and sick, while her father, well, he works in the day, and rapes his daughter in the night (wanna slap his face bruhhh). She (i guess) works from many part time jobs: working on the newly open bakery, working at the reception hall, etc. Then we have Sun Woo. I don't really know his character but what i only know that his mother commits suicide in front of him when he was young, that makes him traumatize. And now he's a cop (working on the checkpoint area maybe). The scene he and his girlfriend (now ex). For me she's quite strange like the way she talks and..... Idk whatever.

Now the night before she left, Jung Won has an attempt of killing her father with a kitchen knife. Idk why she didnt proceed it either. Until the next day, she already left and met Sun Woo in the ferry. But they walked in different paths from each other. However one night, they meet again in that exotic, jungle like bar (no noise actually. Just deppressing songs were played there). She asks him if they can stay together tonight. So they check in to a hotel, took a night bath, and they lay on the same bed naked O.O (but they have like a 1 cm gap between them, and maybe they wear something like little clothing O.O). I guess they talk like they can't or trying to sleep, before that scene hapoened O.o. However, Jung Won said something to Sun Woo. Some like how her father abuses her mother (idk if its true bcuz i recognize some korean words there; which is "eomma" (mother) and "pi/pi-ro" (blood/bleeding)). But the way they hug each other with their bare bodies is the sweetest yet desperate thing ive ever seen (if u guys understand it deeply). And after that, i guess Sun Woo has this affection (how he tries to hold her hand) to Jung Won, but i dont think Jung Won would agree on this.

Now, the day they're abt to face death. Sun Woo (i guess-_-) must go to their rendezvouz point where Jung Won is there with her car. But, Sun Woo fell on the cracked ice, which made him drown. Luckily a girl witnessed it and calls help from his dad. To Jung Won, on the other hand, decides to burn a briquette of carbon monoxide, puts it in and locks herself in her car with the filthy gas going through her lungs (as u can see, all the glass windows and doors are locked O.O). Because he was saved, he directly calls a taxi from the hospital and goes to the rendezvouz point, where he already saw Jung Won's car covered with snow. He tries to break the glass while the taxi driver calls 911. While riding in an ambulance, Jung Won receives CPR and an air bag, that she miraculously survives and was now taken to the hospital with Sun Woo.

As a fan of melodramas, this movie is in the next level! Most of the melodramas ive watched mostly focusing on how relationships work out or how they'll understand love from the fighting and stuff, but this melodrama is different. It mostly tells how suicide pacts are quite an issue during these days, and it tells how most deal with it. Ill give this movie a 10/10, and maybe a 12/10 if the subs are out :,(

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  • Movie: Another Way
  • Country: South Korea
  • Release Date: Jan 19, 2017
  • Duration: 1 hr. 30 min.
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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  • Score: 7.1 (scored by 472 users)
  • Ranked: #8590
  • Popularity: #3907
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