Milae   2002   South Korea Ardor
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Director:Young-Joo Byun
Writer:Young-Joo Byun
IMDb Rating:6.1 (243 votes)
Awards:1 win & 1 nomination
Duration:100 min
Location:South Korea: Nam-Hae county
Young-Joo Byun  ...  (Director)
Young-Joo Byun  ...  (Writer)
Yunjin Kim  ...  Mi-heun (as Yoon-jin Kim)
Jong-won Lee  ...  In-gyu
Seung-Ri Ha  ...  Su-jin
Min-kyeong Kim  ...  Young-woo
Seong-Yong Kye  ...  Hyo-kyung
Byung-ho Son  ...  Rest stop owner's husband
Ri Min  ...  
Yeong-wook Jo  ...  Composer
Comments: This started out very promising with a scene where a husband's lover visits the married couple's home and announces her position with frightening authority—on Christmas day, no less. After that it just rolls along with violins, heavy sighs and a plot that takes too long to unfold. The couple move to a small town to try and start over. The wife is too broken to go along and begins an affair with a local womanizer. It's all about sex and forgetting what happened, but there's not enough substance to get the viewer caught up in the emotional goings on. Everything is predictable and thinly plotted. Kim Yun-jin (from Lost) gives a decent performance but the direction of the film is very weak.


Summary: In revenge for her husband's infidelity, a young beautiful housewife, Mi-heun, starts an affair with an attractive young doctor, In-gyu. Despite her husband's efforts to regain her love and the disapproval by the conservative little town, Mi-huen gradually finds happiness and satisfaction in the affair and decides to turn her back on her quiet life.

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