Korean movie dvd: Sad movie, english subtitle
Region Free dvd disk
english subtitles (may contain grammatical errors or typos)
Directed by Kwon Jong-kwan
Written by Kwon Jong-kwan
Kim Seung- cheol
Release date(s) October 20, 2005
Running time 108 mins.
Sad Movie (새드무비) is a 2005 South Korean romantic comedy film starring Jung Woo-Sung (as Jin-Woo), Im Su-Jung (as Su-Jung), Cha Tae-Hyun (as Ha-Seok), Yeom Jung-Ah (as Ju-Yung), Shin Min-Ah (as Su-Eun), Son Tae-Yung (as Suk-Hyun), and Lee Ki-Woo (as Sang-Gyu). It was the second film directed by Kwon Jong-kwan, following S Diary from 2004.
The film focuses on the stories about four relationships and their trials, pains, heartaches, and subsequent separations. The plot lines eventually connect in some way, but they remain unrelated for the most part.
The first story tells of a firefighter and his girlfriend named Su-Jung who works in a TV station as a news translator for the mute. She's waiting for him to propose, focused on the rationale that given his dangerous job, she likes the idea of him having to think of her, to hesitate for a while before jumping into danger. He, on the other hand, is waiting for that perfect opportunity, setting and all, before popping the question. The second story is about a deaf girl who works as a costume character in a theme park. There she meets a young artist who she begins to develop feelings for quickly; yet refuses to take off her mask in front of him for quite some time. The third story is of a mother and child. The mother was too busy to spend time with her young son, until an illness confines her to a hospital bed. There the mother and son begin to communicate more and more. Lastly, the story of a boy and girl who have just broken up. The girl's reason being that she needs a more stable guy with a good job. The unemployed ex-boyfriend goes off and finds himself a job helping other couples break up. Hoping that if he earns enough money, he could woo his loved one back.
The film was a relative success, with just over a million admissions in South Korea. It also received a strong showing in Japan, mostly thanks to the popularity of lead actor Jung Woo-sung.