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From "Late Autumn - 2010" to "Countdown", this year's disappointing Top 3

2011/11/28 | 2127 views |  | Permalink | Source

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Now that the Blue Dragon Film Awards are over, all the major award shows for 2011 are done. Several movies were released in 2011. While there were big office hits like "Detective K", "Sunny - 2010", "Arrow, The Ultimate Weapon" and "Punch", there were also movies that just came and went without any sound but were just as strong in quality and lingering imagery.

My Daily chose the most disappointing Top 3 if 2011 in celebration of its 7th year publishing.

The first movie is "Late Autumn - 2010" which was released in February. It is a mellow piece by Chinese actress Tang Wei and Hyun Bin who earned the biggest success through SBS drama "Secret Garden". The audience number is 840,000.

The second is movie "Countdown" by Jeon Do-yeon and Jeong Jae-yeong. Audience number, 470,000.

The third is "A Reason to Live" which was released in October but was cross screened from the first week. Being Song Hye-kyo's return project in 4 years it was greatly talked about but failed to make a box office hit. The audience number is 130,000.

The three movies didn't get anywhere near breaking point but those people who have seen them say, "They make the heart stunned and the images linger in your head".

"Late Autumn - 2010" deals with the short lived but strong romance of a Chinese woman who is out on a short leave for her mother's funeral from prison as she was charged for killing her husband and a young Korean man who had relationships with rich married women.

With foggy Seatle as the background, the way that Hyun Bin and Tang Wei communicate with each other but in different languages is excellent. The way Hoon's life story is narrated on top of Anna's life is like a novel. The process to Anna's deepest emotions is also very dramatic. From setting to acting and image, everything just comes together really well.

"Countdown" is interesting from the narration itself. Debt collector Tae Gun-ho's shocking life and tears are shown through his coldness.

This process is spread out like a road movie and the twist at the end makes things stand out even more. A man's unfortunate life story was taken out to the surface like little ripples in the water.

Of course Jeong Jae-yeong and Jeon Do-yeon's acting was flawless. Jeon Do-yeon's femme fatale act showed us why she is the Queen of Cannes.

In "Today", producer Da-hye lost her loved one due to an unfortunate accident a year ago but after she finds out the attacker was a high school student, forgives her. Then she questions the true meaning of "Forgiveness".

Song Hye-kyo was greatly evaluated for this movie. Da-hye is a character without big significance but her emotions spreading slowly is said to be very meticulous.

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