[HanCinema's Film Review] "No-Breath" 2013/11/01,
The promotional material for this movie proudly states that "NO-BREATH" is the first Korean film to be made entirely about serious competitive swimming. Actually, I'm not sure any country has made a movie about competitive swimming before, or at least not one I can remember offhand. It seems strange considering the elements are there. Just make it a sports movie like any other sports movie, and add copious camerawork of dashing handsome young men with their sexy chests in full focus.
In terms of those particular goals, "No Breath" accomplishes what it set out to do. The very attractive, largely male cast are able to pump out a passable coming-of-age story as two rivals duke it out to become Korea's greatest swimmer,...More
NO-BREATH 2013/11/01, Source, "NO-BREATH"
Genres: Drama and Sports
Running Time: 118 min.
Directed by: Cho Yong-sun
Starring: Lee Jong-suk, Seo In-guk, Kwon Yoo-ri
Synopsis: Won-il used to be a promising swimmer like his championship swimmer father. After his father's death from a swim competition, where he was doing his specialty called "no breathing", his mother also passes away. Losing hopes, he quits swimming for good and lives like there is no tomorrow with his easy-going attitude. When he is being dropped out of school, his father's longtime friend Jae-seok drags him to get into a physical education high school to start swimming again. There he meets his long-ago rival Woo-sang, who was always overshadowed by Won-il. His return is unwelcomed by Woo-Sang but Won-il does not care. Then there is Jae-seok's daughter, Jeong-eun who captures both Won-il and Woo-sang's hearts and reignites the rivalry between the two,...More
NOW PLAYING 2013/10/31, Source,
"Mango Tree" Romance / 91 / Korean Soo-jin (Hong Soo-ah) and Ji-young (Han Soo-ah) are best friends who have different opinions on the definition of destiny. When it comes to love, Soo-jin wants to wait for Prince Charming to come into her life, while Ji-young believes that every guy she meets is her destiny,...More
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