|Meotjin haru 2008 South Korea My Dear Enemy|
Do-yeon Jeon, in heavy eye make-up, pretty much pouts her way through the film playing an old girlfriend of his who he owes money to. She tracks him down and demands he repay her by day's end. She knows him well enough to know that promises of repaying her later will never be kept. He's vulnerable and in the dog-house but he's still in charge of things as he sets out to borrow money from a series of other old girlfriends and lovers in order to repay her. She follows him around while he does it. It's an interesting scenario which produces many storied and funny moments.
With lesser actors this film probably wouldn't work. It's a Yoon-ki Lee film—which means it's low-key, slice of life, simple story stuff. Don't expect high drama or excitement. What you'll get are two fine performances and, in typical Lee fashion, two characters who reveal themselves to one another not through mutual interaction but by observing the subtle interactions they have with other people.
Summary: After her award-winning performance in Secret Sunshine, top actress Jeon Do-yeon will appear in the fourth film by well-respected director Lee Yoon-ki of This Charming Girl and Ad-Lib Night fame. Here she plays Hee-soo, an unemployed woman in her thirties who decides to visit her ex-boyfriend Byung-woon in order to get back the $1000 she lent him a year earlier. Byung-woon (played by current "it" actor Ha Jung-woo) doesn't have any money either, but he's confident he can sweet talk some of his women friends into lending it to him.