Hyo Joo, a nontenured instructor at a boys’ high school, is assigned to a class of seniors as a Home Room teacher. She notices that a specialized dance student, Jae Ha, is absent from the self-study session, and finds him practicing refined dance movements in the gym. The next day, Hae Yeong, the school board chairman’s daughter, arrives as a tenured instructor, which was the position assumed to be offered to Hyo Joo. Hae Yeong, sweet and having grown up with no worries, treats Hyo Joo with affection, but Hyo Joo only gives her the cold shoulder. Then one day, Hyo Joo witnesses Hae Yeong and Jae Ha in the gym, locked in a passionate embrace, and from that moment on, she starts feeling an inexplicable sense of humiliation towards Hae Yeong while gradually falling under the influence of Jae Ha’s elusive charm. Add Synopsis In Portuguese
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This movie was like watching a car crash in slow motion. You know it’s going to be bad, and yet you can’t seem to look away. It was one of those stories that there are no characters to route for, as everyone is horrible and severely flawed in their own way. Throughout, you keep hoping that someone will grow and develop but that never really happens. In the end you are left watching the credit screen think, “What the heck did I just watch?!?!?”
However, throughout, I must commend all the actors’ performances, which were extremely well done especially given such dark material. In addition, the soundtrack was fitting and enhanced the mood without detracting from the subtle and slow melodramatic pace and way of storytelling.
Overall, worth a watch if you want a more mature, VERY twisted melodrama. Or to see Lee Won Keun’s butt. Whichever.
Happy Drama Watching.
The film also delves into the complex hierarchical dynamics that people impose on each other according to wealth, physical appearance and emotional mastery.
Particularly I liked it, he emphasized that while the "film packaging may seem like an illicit love triangle," there is much more like the human instincts of desire, dominance, inferiority complexes ... very well explored.