Saturday, February 07, 2009

Once Upon A Time in Seoul

South Korea 2008

Details  hancinema

Seen 7 February 2009

The alternate title is ‘Boys Don’t Cry’.

Desperate times need desperate measures and we also get to see the other side of a person’s characteristics. In this case, we are in 1953 South Korea, after the war and the nation is still trying to recover and build anew.

Two 18 year old boys try to make a better life for themselves and in the process discover their first love, the meaning of loyalty, friendship, courage and sacrifice. A chance encounter with the local gang brought the two a step closer towards their ambitions. But their plans had to take a step back when they encountered a band of street urchins.

This was the beginning of a new scheme, and it was not smooth sailing.

A good script and laudable effort from the two leads make this a gripping tale of human struggles and triumphs in the face of adversity.

A worthwhile watch.


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