(The words on the poster say, “I want/desire you”)- It actually sounds much better in Korean as the “you” is equivalent to a higher level of “you” (sort of like “thou” or “Usted” in Spanish)
Man Chu (Late Autumn)
As I have been slowly re-entering the real world after Secret Garden (my crack drama of choice), I have caught wind of this fabulous movie that has piqued my interest. Granted, I have not been doing any pertinent research on Hyun Bin aside from the personal kind (which is neither here nor there to discuss aka gossip) that has preoccupied my time lately as well as the daily grind of life… so a post is very much long overdue!
The movie also features Tang Wei, of whom you may recognize from that controversial movie Lust, Caution a few years back. I have not done much research on the movie aside from it being a remake of the Korean film from 1966.
Filmed in Seattle, WA the essence of the movie is beautifully captured and conveyed by the mood, music, and overall feel of the trailer. And of course, Seattle in which such iconic features of the city like Pike’s Place is prominently featured. In a nutshell based on the trailer alone, it’s a love story taking place at the most inconvenient time in the respective lives of the protagonists, Hoon (Hyun Bin) and Anna (Tang Wei). From my understanding, this movie is entirely in English with a sprinkling of Korean in between.
So in this cold, miserable winter season (depending on location), what movie are you looking forward to watching this year?
I have translated what is on screen along with some dialogue in Korean that is either indecipherable or difficult to hear. See below: (edit- after seeing the subtitles for the Korean parts, I did some editing since I got some parts of the conversation wrong in the conversation between Hoon and his friend)
Anna – I have to go back to prison tomorrow…
(what is across the screen)- after 7 years, she has special leave which was approved…
(woohooo the hair!)- The person she meets is a man who sells his love
(thank goodness for subtitles- Hoon (Hyun Bin)- do you have $30 I can borrow?
man on phone- those guys, I think her husband sent them after you!
Hoon- how can I can do such a scary thing? (he’s talking about it in the future tense)
man on phone- when you’re caught, I think he’s going to kill you!
(on screen)- 3 days later, we started to love…
Hoon- I’m fine…
(on screen)- In a moment when it was considered too late, love found us.
(on screen)- can I start love again with a new person?
(since the music is distracting)
Anna- my name is Anna.
– why did you borrow money from me?
Hoon- because your face(expression) said, “yes”
Hoon- will we ever see each other again here…when you are released?
I have been extremely behind in terms of watching recent Korean movies but as always, the film industry is thriving despite the quota issues (was this ever resolved?). Still, with limited funding, constraints, and budgets, there is alot of creativity milling about (although not much can be said of the drama industry)- here is to hoping for a wonderfully, wild, unique, original, and well made Korean dramas and movies for 2011!
And a special request to our readers, can you please please please tell me what the name of the song is featured in the trailer?