Move through Fantasy and Reality while watching Asian Drama!
Description: A woman imprisoned after killing her husband is allowed her release. On her way to Seattle, a man gets on the same bus. Introducing himself as a fellow Korean, he borrows the bus fare from her and leaves his watch behind. When the two meet again in Seattle, they feel an attachment to each other. This is a remake of Korean film of the same title directed by Lee Man-hee-I. Starring Chinese actress Tang Wei and South Korean actor Hyeon Bin, this love story depicts people abandoned by society. Their story also reflects the current situation of minority groups in the United States. From among many beautifully composed scenes, the amusement park scene is truly amazing. When the two see a white couple talking each other, they dub over the conversation with their own story by watching the couple?s lips. By doing this, the two organically reveal their own hurts. The scene gives the impression of a film within a film-a characteristic of director Kim Tae-yong.
OH SO GOOD!!!!!
I’ve heard of this movie quite a while ago. I didn’t even try to watch it because it sounded sad. I didn’t even realized that this was just uploaded. Perfect timing because I finally decided to check it out. Been missing Hyun Bin so I figured what the heck. If it turns out to be too much of a tearjerker, I’ll just stop watching.
I’m really happy I watched it because this is such a GREAT MOVIE! The story really revolves around Anna (Tang Wei). She is in prison for killing her abusive husband but was granted bond to attend the funeral of her mom. She then meets Joon (Hyun Bin) on the bus having lend him money for the fare. In that short period of time they somehow connected and touched each other’s life in such a way that it filled a void in their hearts as well as healed some of the pain in their life.
Tang Wei and Hyun Bin really played their roles very well. Both of them were such great artists. Hyun Bin’s role was a bit limited because this is really about Anna. Having said that, you know he is such a great actor since despite his limited role, he still was able to convey so much even with just a simple smile. He just gives the perfect smile that’s required for the scene. I kid you not! You have to watch this to understand what I am talking about. As for Tang Wei, you would see mostly her expressionless face BUT the way she delivers her expressions, body language and her eyes…..so good!
The only reason I held back on giving this a 10 out of 10 rating is the ending. It made sense but I hoped for an alternative ending. You have to watch this movie. It will not disappoint!