2014   South Korea Gyeongju
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Director:Lu Zhang
Studio:Invent Stone
Writer:Lu Zhang
IMDb Rating:7.1 (32 votes)
Awards:1 nomination
Duration:145 min
Lu Zhang  ...  (Director)
Lu Zhang  ...  (Writer)
Hae-il Park  ...  Choi Hyeon
Min-a Shin  ...  Gong Yoon-hee
Jin-seo Yoon  ...  University junior
Tae-Hoon Kim  ...  Detective
Hyeon-jin Baek  ...  Professor Park
In-seon Jeong  ...  Young receptionist
Soo-an Kim  ...  Little kid
Eun-woo Lee  ...  Kim Chang-hee's wife
Seung-wan Ryoo  ...  Florist
So Yool Shin  ...  Da-yeon
Min-kuk Kang  ...  Composer
Young-jik Jo  ...  Cinematographer
Hyeong-ju Kim  ...  Editor
Comments: I'm not familiar with Korean cuisine, but I understand Chinese is all about the balance of salty and sweet.

When Choi listened to his Chinese wife's voice message it made me sad there are no little film's like this coming from China. Oh syrupy sweet Mandarin. I enjoyed this couple, and their tempo, a lot. I wish there was a version of the film that eliminated the disruptive characters, especially the drunk professor, the jealous cop, and the ex-fling whose screen time was bitchy and her existence (mostly) at odds with the rest of our picture of Choi. Too much salt.

Summary: Choi-Hyun (Park Hae-Il) returns to South Korea to attend a friend's funeral. He teaches at Peking University in China and is married to a Chinese woman. After the funeral, Choi-Hyun decides to visit the city of Gyeongju. He can't forget an obscene picture drawn on the wall of tea house there. He saw that picture seven years ago when he visited Gyeongju with his two friends.

At the tea house in Gyeongju, he meets the new proprietress Yoon-Hee (Shin Min-A). She bought the tea house three years ago and the obscene picture is now covered by wallpaper. Choi-Hyun asks about the picture, but Yoon-Hee is taken aback by his odd question. Choi-Hyun later calls his college friend and one time lover, Yeo-Jung (Yoon Jin-Seo), to visit him in Gyeongju. A whirlwind of emotions passes through Choi-Hyun.

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