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Foreign Drama -Late Autumn


Late Autumn

2010 115 minutes

Starring: Tang Wei (Chinese actress)

Hyun Bin (Korean actor)

This was not a normal role for our beloved Hyun Bin.  He portrays a bad boy gigolo (Yah, I know -so out of his normal acting).

This film became the highest earning Korean drama in China.  It premiered at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival, then the Busan International Film Festival.  After that, it went on to show at 61st Berlin International Film Festival and Fribourg International Film Festival.  What an impressive list!

There is also a list of awards this film earned, also earning Tang Wei several Best Actress awards.

Now, what did I think of it?  Hard to explain, because I’m not sure.  It is a very slow film, dark screens and dreary settings.

Tang Wei portrays a woman badly beaten by her husband after she spends time with a former boyfriend.  The result -manslaughter.

When her mother dies, the jail releases her (temporarily) to go to the funeral.  She takes a bus, where she meets gigolo, Hyun Bin.  At first, he thinks she may be his next victim.  Instead, this woman intrigues him, and he continues to seek her out.

Promises made by a man hunted by a jealous husband, and a woman destined to spend two more years in prison, will their destinies bring them back together?

Cinematography  5 (although effective for this movie)
Script  9
Music  7 (although it won a best music award)
Acting  10
Story  9
Total Score  8



This entry was posted in: FOREIGN DRAMA & Music


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