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Maybe because I thought it was just another romantic comedy.The cover on the DVD looks that way, most of the blurbs Ive seen say that it is but it is not.
) plays Hong, a twenty-seven year-old student teacher who begins working for Yoo-rim (Park Hae-il, Jealousy is My Middle Name), an English teacher at an inner-city high school.Like most men Yoo-rim does not understand the pressure that even a smart and resourceful Korean woman is put under from a chauvinistic cheating Korean man how her surroundings almost automatically put the blame on her, and how she has to bear all the consequences.Her solution to this is clever and does not seem contrived, but arises naturally from her situation. Maybe someone who knows more about Korean society can tell me?Personal reaction to the film will no doubt be influenced by where you stand on sexual politics — is Hong calculating and vindictive, or are her actions more than justified?With its awkward relationships and flawed male characters, is the first Korean film I've come across that appears to have been influenced by Hong Sang-soo.This is director Han Jae-rims first film, and I liked it a lot.
It shows that even though things are changing in Korea, it is still a more male dominated society than most western European countries.
It's here that the film turns into Mamet-lite — think , but far more superficial.
It's a grand third act that is unfortunately marred by an improbable (but crowd-pleasing) epilogue that lessens the impact of the social critique.
comes across as yet another in a long line of quirky but amusing Korean rom-coms.
From the playfully cute poster, to the film's opening shot of an attractive couple sitting on a park bench beneath the lush splendor of autumnal trees (a is something entirely different — an occasionally humorous but somewhat provocative essay on sexual politics and gender inequality in contemporary South Korea that still manages to be romantic, but in an uncomfortable way.
It's a contentious premise, but unlike the misogynistic fantasies of Kim Ki-duk, director Han Jae-rim uses their story to offer a critique of societal double standards when it comes to .