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Ardor (밀애)

밀애 (mil-ae)

Directed by Byeon Yeong-joo (변영주)

Screenplay by ,

Melodrama Romance

110min | Release date in South Korea :

Also known as "Deep Loves"
Synopsis
Terror
A woman in red sweater visits the thirty-year-old housewife, Mi-heun. She calls Mi-heun's husband darling. With that single word, Mi-heun loses the meaning of her life. It was a dreadful terror on a Christmas afternoon.

Escape
Mi-heun and her family lead their life as there had been nothing wrong in Butterfly village. However, Mi-heun suffers from sharp headache from unknown reason after that night.

In-gyoo
In-gyoo, the doctor loves fishing at nearby lake and meets a woman and sleeps with her like fishing. About the time he has gotten accustomed to the lazy rural life, he meets her, Mi-heun.

Game
"Don't you wanna play a game with me?"
In-gyoo speaks to Mi-heun who is sitting with a blank look. Mi-heun runs away from him but she can't stop thinking about him.

Checking
"Am I good?"
In-gyoo answers to her question with all his effort. At the verge of her life that she thought her life has collapsed, she is in the trap of having-sex-but-not-falling-in-love game. She gets indulged in this game without knowing it.

The vacant place
"I though everything would be OK..."
Mi-heun's husband wanted to make a pond in their garden from long time ago. It was his hope to live happily ever after raising fish in the pond. However, there is no wife, Mi-heun but the pond alone. His wife walks out from the path that leads to the hotel. He doesn't want to admit the prevalent gossip about her wife but...

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  • Kim Yoon-jin (김윤진)
    Kim Yoon-jin (김윤진)
    Mi-heun (미흔)
  • Lee Jong-won (이종원)
    Lee Jong-won (이종원)
    In-gyoo (인규)
  • Kye Seong-yong (계성용)
    Kye Seong-yong (계성용)
    Ho-kyeong (호경)
  • Kim Min-kyeong-I (김민경)
    Kim Min-kyeong-I (김민경)
    Yeong-woo (영우)
  • Yoon Da-kyung (윤다경)
    Yoon Da-kyung (윤다경)
    Eun-yeon (은연)
  • Kim Min-chae-I (김민채)
    Kim Min-chae-I (김민채)
    Ye-seon (예선)
  • Ha Seung-ri (하승리)
    Ha Seung-ri (하승리)
    Soo-jin (수진)
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    Hong Se-na (홍세나)
    I-sook (이숙)
  • Kim Jung-tae (김정태)
    Kim Jung-tae (김정태)
    Dong-wook (동욱)
  • Kwon Cheol (권철)
    Kwon Cheol (권철)
    Ye-seon's husband (예선 남편)
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    Park Seo-in (박서인)
    In-gyoo's wife (인규 부인)
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    Jeong Seong-gap (정성갑)
    Principal (교장 선생님)
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    Choi Yang-hyeon (최양현)
    Bookstore employee (서점 직원)
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    Won Seong-min (원성민)
    Pond worker (연못 인부)
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    Seon Dong-hyeon (선동현)
    Pond worker (연못 인부)
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    Yoon Ha-yeong (윤하영)
    Coffee shop employee (다방 종업원)
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    Park Yeong-sik (박영식)
    Gas station employee (주유소 직원)
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    Bae Heung-yeop (배흥엽)
    Beauty salon owner (미용실주인)
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    Jeong Ho (정호)
    In-gyoo's friends (인규 친구들)
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    Lee Joon-won (이준원)
    In-gyoo's friends (인규 친구들)
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    Oh Sook-jae (오숙재)
    In-gyoo's friends (인규 친구들)
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    Kim So-won (김소원)
    In-gyoo's friends (인규 친구들)
  • Kim Tae-jeong (김태정)
    Kim Tae-jeong (김태정)
    Boo-hee (부희)
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    Ji Gi-hwan (지기환)
    Boo-hee's husband (부희 남편)
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    Im Baek-gyoo (임백규)
    Boo-hee's father-in-law (부희 시아버지)
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    Sim Seo-yeon (심서연)
    Boo-hee's kid (부희 아이)
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    Seo Im-dan (서임단)
    Farming grandmother (경운기 할머니)
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    Lee Gwan-soon (이관순)
    Knapsack grandmother (바랑 할머니)
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    Kim Mi-soon (김미순)
    Grandmother come in and go out (나들 할머니)
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    Kim Hak-doo (김학두)
    Low wooden bench grandfather (평상 할아버지)
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    Park Song-soo (박송수)
    Low wooden bench grandfather (평상 할아버지)
  •  
    Jang Byeong-in (장병인)
    Low wooden bench grandfather (평상 할아버지)
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    Ryoo Byeong-dae (류병대)
    Man in town (읍내 남자)
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    Lee Seong-nyeon (이성년)
    Bus driver (버스기사)
  • Park Da-hyeon (박다현)
    Park Da-hyeon (박다현)
    Bus student (버스 학생)
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    Jeong Yoon-eun (정윤은)
    Bus student (버스 학생)
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    Jeong Sang-hyeon (정상현)
    Bus grandfather (버스 할아버지)
  •  
    Jang Soo-beom (장수범)
    Bus grandfather (버스 할아버지)
  •  
    Kang Chan-ho (강찬호)
    Drunken man (취객 남)
  •  
    Seong Jeong-seo (성정서)
    Drunken man (취객 남)
  •  
    Kim Jong-wan (김종완)
    Drunken man (취객 남)
  •  
    Jo Gyoo-sam (조규삼)
    Tourist attraction men (관광지 사내들)
  •  
    Baek Seung-yeop (백승엽)
    Tourist attraction men (관광지 사내들)
  •  
    Seo Won-sang (서원상)
    Passenger car man (승용차 남자)
  • Ri Min (리민)
    Ri Min (리민)
    Uncredited, voice (, 목소리)
  • Son Byung-ho (손병호)
    Son Byung-ho (손병호)
    Eun-yeon's husband - Special appearance (은연 남편)
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    Lee Hye-kyeong (이혜경)
    Mi-heun's mother - Special appearance (미흔 어머니)

Ardor | HanCinema Reviews

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  • [Guest Film Review] "Ardor"

    2016/11/26,
    Mi-heun is a devoted homemaker and mother of an eight-year-old daughter, happily married to Hyo-gyeong. However, her whole world shutters when her husband's mistress attacks her in her home, during Christmas. More than physically, this event hurts her psychologically,...More
  • Movie of the week "Helpless"

    2012/09/06, Source,
    Movie of the week "Helpless" (2011) Directed by Byeon Yeong-joo With Lee Sun-kyun, Kim Min-hee, Jo Sung-ha, Kim Byeol, Choi Deok-moon, Lee Hee-joon,... Previously known as "Help" (헬프, Hel-peu) and "Train" Synopsis Adapted from the novel by Miyabe Miyuki, who is known as the queen of crime fiction in Japan. A man searches for his fiancée who vanished without a trace just before their wedding ceremony, only to discover the shocking identity of her,...More
  • [HanCinema's Film Review] "Helpless"

    2012/07/28,
    Film: "Helpless" Director: Byeon Yeong-joo ("Flying Boys" and "Ardor") Stars: Lee Sun-kyun, Kim Min-hee, Jo Sung-ha, and Kim Byeol Review Score: 8.5/10 Also try: "Children...", "Dream" or "Moss" Byeon Yeong-joo's third film, "Helpless", is based off the Japanese novel "Kasha" ("All She was Worth") by Miyuki Miyabe, who's known as the 'queen of crime fiction' in Japan. Miyuki's book provided all the solid narrative elements to allow Byeon to adapted the piece into this fascinating tale that captivated Korean audiences during its run in cinemas earlier this year. The film earned 2,426,575 admissions during that time and it's currently placed 8th for the year, just behind Kim Dae-seung's sexy historical thriller "The Concubine" (2,629,208), but ahead of Moon Hyeon-seong's "As One" (1,867,955),...More
  • CJ Entertainment America Presents "Helpless"

    2012/04/10, Source,
    Dark Horse Korean Hit at the Gate in the U.S. LOS ANGELES, CA (April 9, 2012) – CJ Entertainment America is launching the moody Korean thriller "Helpless" on April 20, 2012 as an exclusive engagement for Los Angeles at the CGV Cinemas, with national dates expected for early May. The film was a critical darling and unexpected box office champion for two consecutive weeks when it was released in Korea earlier this year. - Russell Edwards, Variety "...The film never ceases to compel. As the layers of deceit are peeled back, Byeon seems in complete command of her material. A key demonstration of her narrative dexterity is the way she flaunts an audacious 'Chinatown'-like clue to the missing woman's whereabouts without pre-empting the climax",...More
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Ardor | Reviews

 Produced by
 Kim Mi-hee (김미희)
 Shin Hye-eun (신혜은)
Production
Fun & Happyness Film (좋은영화)
Distribution
Cinema Service (시네마서비스)
International sales
Cinema Service (시네마서비스)
Staff
 Kang Woo-seok (강우석)
 Production department
 Jo Yeong-wook (조영욱)
 Score composer
 Park Kok-ji (박곡지)
 Editor
 Lee Yeong-sook (이영숙)
 Makeup department
 Kang Hye-jung (강혜정)
 Production department
Technics
110 min 35mm Panoramic (1.85) Dolby SRD
Web site
www.deeploves.co.kr...
Videos
Trailer
Festival(s) & award(s)
Sales or release dates & Box Office
Airing dates : 2002/11/08
 Korea, South - 2002/11/8

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