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The movie depicts the sad and beautiful friendship between two friends: Jong-boon, who was tired of the poverty during the Japanese occupation, and her pretty and smart friend, Yeong-ae from the same village, whom Jong-boon adores.
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"Snowy Road" is a South Korean historical drama film directed by Lee Na-jeong that tells the story of the tragic fate of two teenage girls during the Japanese occupation of Korea. It originally aired on KBS1 in 2015 as a two-part television special, and was later reissued for theatrical performance. Theatrical cut was first shown at the 16th Jeonju International Film Festival.
Winner of the 24th Golden Rooster & Hundred Flowers Festival in two categories, is a film based on events that occurred during the Japanese occupation in Korea, which gives an extra weight in the subject matter and acting, since in this type of films the Koreans Make a point of acting perfectly well, because they feel proud of their country ...
In the plot, the story of Snowy Road is about Jong-Boon (Kim Hyang-Gi) and Young-Ae (Kim Sae-Ron) who live in the same Korean village, but come from totally different backgrounds. Jong-Boon's family is poor, but she is a bright and brave girl. Young-Ae's family is rich and intelligent. One night, Jong-Boon is kidnapped and thrown on a train. She sees Young-Ae on the same train. Young-Ae volunteered to join a student work group, but she was cheated. She believed that if she joined the student's work group, she would go to Japan to study. Jong-Boon and Young-Ae are now on the same train but do not know where they are going. Soon, they face the horrible reality of "comfort women" commonly promiscuity.
In the storyline I could not fail to mention my favorite young actress, the cute and super nice Kim Sae Ron, I have been following her performances since her first role, in 2009 playing Jin-hee in "A Brand New Life". I just love it ...
An actress of potential, she comes from a remarkable evolution, is still young and has much to learn, especially in sad scenes, where it is necessary to cry, still does in an artificial and superfluous way, it does not come from within.
Leaving my fofuxa aside, let's talk a little about her interpretation, Kim Hyang Gi, another young actress that deserves attention, after all unlike Kim Sae Ron, Kim Hyang Gi has been acting since 2006 when she gave support, playing So Yi in "Hearty Paws", by the way, beautiful movie.
Both deserve the positive point in "Snowy Road" for presenting a formidable performance, I want to be able to see more of these two sides, both have a very nice connection, at least I liked.
And to conclude, of course, could not fail to mention Seo Young Joo who plays Kang Yeong-joo, this boy acted in an equivalent way, although it did not deserve prominence, since the two main robbed the whole scene.
"Snowy Road" is a film that plays, is nice to watch, accompanies a soundtrack calm and melodramatic, opposite in a snowy and frivolous environment that in turn, contrasts with a beautiful and engaging story of friendship and struggle Of two teenagers for freedom.
From the negative point there is, what can be there is a negative allusion of the film as a whole, because it does not report all the facts of the occupation time, is shown only a slice, as well as at the end the informational dedication.
Generally speaking, it is an excellent film, a film of cultural value, a film that aggregates, a film of knowledge and ethics; In addition, of course, it is a film that involves, sensitizes, arrests the attention, in scenes like that of a desperate mother looking for her daughter ... A movie that deserves to be seen.
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