Monday, May 19, 2008

The Scarlet Letter (Juhong geulshi-2004)

This movie is in no way, shape, or form, relatively close to the classic book by Nathanial Hawthorne.

The Scarlet Letter

Suk-kyu Han ... Ki-hoon
Eun-ju Lee ... Ga-hee
Hyeon-a Seong ... Kyeong-hie
Ji-won Uhm ... Su-hyeon

A detective, his 3 girls & a murder case!

Complex emotional relationships and human nature’s darker sides are explored in this captivating suspense drama about a cop whose lust for love threatens to get in the way of his professional life.

Ki-hoon is guy that doesn’t mind an erotic adventure. Even though he is married to charming and beautiful Soo-hyun, he engages in a passionate affair with his wife’s friend night club singer Ka-hee.

As if things weren’t complicated enough, he suddenly starts being attracted to murder suspect Kyung-hee whom he earlier believed to be involved in the killing of her husband.

Can Ki-hoon finally overcome all the irresistible temptations he encounters in his life ?

I don't know if I like this movie or not. This was one f***ed up movie. First off, Ki-yoon is an a**hole. His wife (Su-hyeon) is pregnant. He's doing her friend (Ga-hee). Then she gets pregnant. All of this while investigating a murder where a woman (Kyeong-hie supposedly killed her husband). And, yeah, he has the hots for her too.

I couldn't find any sympathy for Ki-yoon, Ga-hee, or Kyeong-hie. Su-hyeon was the only one terribly hurt in this terribly emotionally draining story. Watch it at your own risk is all I have to tell you.

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