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
In-ha smells the "scent of the chrysanthemums" after seeing Hui-jae arguing in the defense of a pregnant woman on the subway. The two meet again in a student club at their university, but Hui-jae loves someone else and brushes off In-ha's feelings for her. After many years, Hui-jae loses her love and lives without hope. In-ha comes to the rescue and brightens her life. A film based on the best-selling novel of the same name by KIM Ha-in.
International Film Festivals
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