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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"
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.

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, 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.

"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.

"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...


  • Kim Yunjin (김윤진)
    Kim Yunjin (김윤진)
    Mi-heun (미흔)
  • Lee Jong-won (이종원)
    Lee Jong-won (이종원)
    In-gyoo (인규)
  • Gye Sung-yong (계성용)
    Gye Sung-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)
  • Hong Se-na (홍세나)
    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)
    Park Seo-in (박서인)
    In-gyoo's wife (인규 부인)
    Jeong Seong-gap (정성갑)
    Principal (교장 선생님)
    Choi Yang-hyeon (최양현)
    Bookstore employee (서점 직원)
    Won Seong-min (원성민)
    Pond worker (연못 인부)
    Seon Dong-hyeon (선동현)
    Pond worker (연못 인부)
    Yoon Ha-yeong (윤하영)
    Coffee shop employee (다방 종업원)
    Park Yeong-sik (박영식)
    Gas station employee (주유소 직원)
    Bae Heung-yeop (배흥엽)
    Beauty salon owner (미용실주인)
    Jeong Ho (정호)
    In-gyoo's friends (인규 친구들)
    Lee Joon-won (이준원)
    In-gyoo's friends (인규 친구들)
    Oh Sook-jae (오숙재)
    In-gyoo's friends (인규 친구들)
    Kim So-won (김소원)
    In-gyoo's friends (인규 친구들)
  • Kim Tae-jung (김태정)
    Kim Tae-jung (김태정)
    Boo-hee (부희)
    Ji Gi-hwan (지기환)
    Boo-hee's husband (부희 남편)
    Im Baek-gyoo (임백규)
    Boo-hee's father-in-law (부희 시아버지)
    Sim Seo-yeon (심서연)
    Boo-hee's kid (부희 아이)
    Seo Im-dan (서임단)
    Farming grandmother (경운기 할머니)
    Lee Gwan-soon (이관순)
    Knapsack grandmother (바랑 할머니)
    Kim Mi-soon (김미순)
    Grandmother come in and go out (나들 할머니)
    Kim Hak-doo (김학두)
    Low wooden bench grandfather (평상 할아버지)
    Park Song-soo (박송수)
    Low wooden bench grandfather (평상 할아버지)
    Jang Byeong-in (장병인)
    Low wooden bench grandfather (평상 할아버지)
    Ryoo Byeong-dae (류병대)
    Man in town (읍내 남자)
    Lee Seong-nyeon (이성년)
    Bus driver (버스기사)
  • Park Da-hyun (박다현)
    Park Da-hyun (박다현)
    Bus student (버스 학생)
    Jeong Yoon-eun (정윤은)
    Bus student (버스 학생)
    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)
    Lee Hye-kyeong (이혜경)
    Mi-heun's mother - Special appearance (미흔 어머니)

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    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

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 Produced by
 Kim Mi-hee (김미희)
 Shin Hye-eun (신혜은)
Fun & Happyness Film (좋은영화)
Cinema Service (시네마서비스)
International sales
Cinema Service (시네마서비스)
 Kang Woo-seok (강우석)
 Production department
 Jo Yeong-wook (조영욱)
 Score composer
 Park Kok-ji (박곡지)
 Lee Yeong-sook (이영숙)
 Makeup department
 Kang Hye-jung-I (강혜정)
 Production department
 Kim Tae-hoon-II (김태훈)
 Computer graphics
 Jung Do-an (정도안)
 Special effects
Technical Information
110 min 35mm Panoramic (1.85) Dolby SRD
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Airing dates : 2002/11/08
 Korea, South - 2002/11/8

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Kim Yoon-jin showed off a nice butt in this movie
2006-12-08 20:35:11
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