Year released: 2012
Main Cast: Joo Sang Wook , Jang Mi In Nae
Whoa. Thank goodness the Korean movie, 90 minutes, is only 90 minutes. I wanted to like this. I really wanted to but, unfortunately, there were too many WTF moments for me.
Here’s what Asianwiki had to say on the movie:
Commercial director Sang-Hee (Joo Sang-Wook) only pursues financial success and fulfilling his own desires. He has sex with actresses simply by using his power. He then marries a woman, whom he does not love, to become the successor to her family’s business.
Sang-Hee’s plan has worked well and he is now ready to takeover his in-law’s company. On the day before his inauguration, Sang-Hee meets Hye-Ri (Jang Mi In Nae) and has sex with her. On his way home after their intimate encounter, Sang-Hee receives a phone call from Hye-Ri. She then orders Sang-Hee to follow her commands for the next 90 minutes or she’ll upload their sex video to the internet.Sang-Hee then becomes the primary suspect in an attempted murder case.
The movie starts off weird because it seems to jump to the middle of the story and then back tracks. I had to restart the show since I thought I missed something.
Sang-Hee is an asshole. I am going to say that right off the bat. Not once during this movie did I feel sorry for him. Not. Once. He spends the majority of the movie being an absolute PIG to women. His wife, his mistresses, hell even his daughter. The only person that was important to Sang-Hee, is Sang-Hee himself.
Sang-Hee really got himself into trouble when he takes Hye-Ri’s offer to meet her in a hotel.
Enter the LONGEST sex scene ever in a Korean movie. I have seen a lot of movies/dramas and with the exception of The Scent, this movie is the most sex oriented I’ve seen. Sang-Hee was feeling pretty smug as he drove away, and that’s when all hell broke loose.
Hye-Ri makes him apologize to a woman who he had raped in the past. Yes, that’s right. He raped her. The flash back he had confirmed it. I almost threw up on my laptop.
He then had to find the one woman who truly loved him. The problem with that though was Hye-Ri had sent the woman a video of her and Sang-Hee mid-coitus. The woman is so distraught; she stabs herself in the chest just as Sang-Hee walked in.
Naturally Sang-Hee is now a suspect. He rushes home to come clean to his wife, but she already knows. The police are on to him, his wife hates him, and time was running out of the movie. Sang-Hee did the only thing he felt he could do.
Honestly, what was the point of this movie? Who was behind setting Sang-Hee up? Was it just because he couldn’t keep it in his pants? These are the questions that crossed my mind as the credits rolled.
Maybe I wasn’t in the right frame of mind to watch this movie. I was expecting so much more and what I got was a lot of unanswered questions. Have you seen this movie? What were your thoughts on it?