Movie: Assassination (암살) Release Date: July 22, 2015 Runtime: 139 min. Genre: Action / Period-1930 / Best Film-Movie of the Year Distributor: Showbox Language: Korean Country: South Korea
Main Cast: Jun Ji Hyun – Ahn Okyun /Mitsuki Lee Jung Jae – Captain Yeom Ha Jung Woo – Hawaii Pistol Cho Jin Woong – Soksapo Choi Deok Mun – Duksam Oh Dalsu – Younggam Lee Kyung Hyung – Kang Inguk Park Byung Eun – Kawaguchi Cho Seung Woo – Kim Wonbong
Review: It was Jun Jihyun’s birthday a few days ago so I thought of watching this old movie of hers.
The story is about a secret mission to assassinate 2 important people who favored the Japanese. And several factions try to outmaneuver each other to either prevent or succeed in the mission.
The movie is quite long at more than 2 hours but I wasn’t bored!! The story is a little complicated because there were too many characters so I had to slowly watch to understand what was going on. It had lots of action, and double crossing, and deaths, and even managed to put in a little romance. The meet-cute at Hotel Mirabeau between Okyun and Hawaii Pistol is 😍
The main lead is Jun Jihyun and the men were great support, esp Ha Jung Woo who sometimes stole the scenes. And I finally watched JJ’s famous court scene that is always reenacted in shows.
Profile Movie: The Handmaid /Lady (아가씨) World Premiere: May, 2016 (Cannes Film Festival) Release Date: June 1, 2016 Runtime: 144 min. Genre: Thriller / Period-1930 / Erotic / Award Winning Distributor: CJ Entertainment
Main Cast: Cho Jin Woong – Uncle Kouzuki Ha Jung Woo – Count Fujiwara Kim Min Hee – Lady Hideko Kim Tae Ri – Sook Hee
Review: Mesmerizing! I finally watched this critically acclaimed movie and I loved it!
It’s 2 hours and 25 mins long but I didn’t even realized the time. Everything looked so beautiful. The story is about a fake count hiring a handmaiden to help him marry the lady and steal all her money. But turns out who is really scamming who?
There are three parts, told from different perspectives but of the same narrative, so it was interesting to realize what each character was thinking of. I honestly was so surprised after part I! I totally didn’t expect it! But i feel like I’ve seen another movie similar to this or maybe a book but I can’t remember which one. (I have never read Fingersmith). There are a lot of sexy and some torture scenes so don’t watch with your parents or if you can’t stomach these kinds of scenes.
This is Kim Taeri’s first ever role and she was phenomenal. Actually all the 4 leads were so good. And there were also some funny moments. Count’s reactions are mostly funny (Ha Jung Woo is always unintentionally funny). Even when Lady Hideko tried to hang herself and Sookhee was holding her made me chuckle.
I didnt like what happened to the count, i thought he deserved the money as much as the ladies deserved their freedom. Or maybe i’m just biased because it’s Ha Jung Woo 🤗