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If like me you have long gotten tired of the typical Korean melodrama and/or MV-glossy Romance-Comedy, perhaps it’s time to give yourself a break and switch to slower-paced but much to savour Korean productions.
I first heard of 만추or Late Autumn in 2011 and have since been waiting for its release. No, it wasn’t for Hyun Bin in this case, in fact am never a fan of him, not that he is a bad actor, I just wasn’t particularly attracted to his charm. I am captivated by the heroine, the beautiful (in all sense of the word) Tang Wei 湯唯and was anticipating her brilliant performance once again. If you have seen her in “Lust,Caution” (but of course) and “Crossing Hennessy” (One of my favourites to date), you will understand my high hopes for the movie and fortunately, she did not disappoint her fans. And besides her flawless delivery of her character of a female inmate who was imprisoned for killing her husband, her grasp of the English Language was equally admirable. There was a line spoken by one of the characters who was complimenting her on how she has always been bright and picked up English almost right away, which would jolly well be the exact line anyone would have spoken to her should they have the privilege to meet Miss Tang in person. She is just simply gifted in the department of spoken language; speaking Mandarin, her mother tongue, and Cantonese when she was filming “Crossing Hennessy” like a true blue HongKonger and now in good English. Even listening to her delivery of her lines is an enjoyment, and she doesn’t stop there, she sings beautifully too, as demonstrated in this music video.
No spoiler in this post for I think this is a movie worth watching. And I am glad I bought the movie photo script at Incheon Airport based on instinct. More of such great productions please, and I am sure the audience will be back in the theatres.