[HanCinema's Hall of Fame Review] "The Servant": A Romantic Rendition with a Classic Twist 2014/05/24, In the Spotlight this Week:Kim Dae-woo's "The Servant"…
Kim Dae-woo's third feature "Obsessed" was recently released in Korea, and despite having to square off against the American monstrosity "Godzilla" his latest is still hijacking hearts and putting plenty of bums on seats. Like the gargantuan ghost currently conquering the West, Kim enjoys re-imagining the past and twisting the record for our modern amusement. In 2010 Kim took on the challenge of re-telling Chunhyangjeon, one of Korea's most beloved folktales; a pansori-inspiring piece that's been adapted to the big screen before, most notably by the prolific Im Kwon-taek. Kim, however, has a particular flair for romantic distortion, and his version delightfully deviates from the classic narrative to splendorous effect,...More
[HanCinema's Box Office Review] 2014.05.16 ~ 2014.05.18 2014/05/19, Korean's torn between romance and rampage...
There was an intense tussle at the top over the weekend as the American giant "Godzilla" took on Kim Dae-woo's "Obsessed". While Gareth Edward's monster remake seized the lion's share of the pie (23.8% from 438,487 admissions), it was Kim's third feature that seduced the majority of filmgoers into the cinemas with over 445K tickets sold (23.5%). It was relatively fair game as both films opened their accounts with over 600 screens to pool from, but the local talent teased out a narrow victory over the gargantuan ghost and ultimately put more bums on seats,...More
Obsessed (2014) 2014/05/16, Source, "Obsessed"
Genres: Drama and Romance
Running Time: 132 min.
Directed by: Kim Dae-woo
Starring: Song Seung-heon, Lim Ji-yeon, Jo Yeo-jeong, On Joo-wan
Synopsis: Set in 1969 at the end of the Vietnam War, elite officer and war hero Col. KIM Jin-pyeong is about to get promoted to general. He is a constant subject of jealousy, with the commander for a father-in-law and a beautiful wife. But in truth, his affection for his wife has subsided and he is suffering from post-traumatic disorder from the war. One day, Jin-pyeong encounters Ga-heun, the wife of a captain under him, and falls into a fatal and obsessive love affair that forces him to give up everything he has achieved,...More
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