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Beautiful (2008 film)

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Genre  Drama
Screenplay  Juhn Jaihong
Country  South Korea
6.7/10 IMDb

Director  Juhn Jaihong
Music director  Hyoung-Woo Roh
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Language  Korean
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Release date  14 February 2008 (2008-02-14)
Writer  Jai-hong Juhn (screenplay), Ki-duk Kim (story)
Initial release  February 14, 2008 (South Korea)
Cast  Choi Myeong-Soo, Kim Min-Soo, Lee Chun-hee, SuYeon Cha (Kim Eun-Young)
Similar movies  Kim Ki-duk wrote the story for Beautiful and directed Pieta

Beautiful (Hangul: ; RR: Areumdapda) is a 2008 South Korean film, and the debut feature of director Juhn Jai-hong. The film is based on an original story by Kim Ki-duk.

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Eun-young is a woman cursed with great beauty. Wherever she goes, she gets unwanted admiration from men and jealousy from women. One day, one of her stalking admirer invades her place.

Plot

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Eun-yeong is a young woman who finds her beauty to be a curse, drawing unwanted attention from all kinds of men and making other women jealous. Nevertheless, she leads a relatively content life until she is raped by one of her stalkers, Seong-min, who then blames Eun-yeong for the incident, saying, "I did it because youre so beautiful". Traumatised by her attack, Eun-yeong tries to destroy her beauty, first by attempting to become obese, and when that fails by making herself unattractively thin. When her beauty does start to fade, she becomes alarmed and tries to regain it by wearing gaudy make up and revealing clothes, her behaviour increasingly destructive and unstable. A policeman, Eun-cheol, watches her downfall with pity and sympathy, but eventually he too submits to his lustful desires.

Cast

  • Cha Soo-yeon ... Eun-yeong
  • Lee Chun-hee ... Eun-cheol
  • Choi Moo-sung ... Detective Kim
  • Kim Min-soo ... Seong-min
  • Lee Min ... Mi-yeon
  • Bae Yong-geun ... Beauty salon boss
  • Kim Seon-bin ... Working man
  • Jo Seok-hyeon ... Lavatory man
  • Lee Chang-min ... Police station man
  • Release

    Beautiful premiered in the Panorama section of the 58th Berlin International Film Festival, and was given a limited theatrical release in South Korea on February 14, 2008, where it was screened in just five Seoul theaters. As of March 31, 2008, it had received a total of 1,478 admissions, and as of April 13, it grossed US$9,840.

    Similar Movies

    Kim Ki-duk wrote the story for Beautiful and directed Pieta. Kim Ki-duk wrote the story for Beautiful and directed Spring - Summer - Fall - Winter and Spring. Kim Ki-duk wrote the story for Beautiful and directed 3-Iron. Kim Ki-duk wrote the story for Beautiful and wrote the screenplay for Rough Cut. Kim Ki-duk wrote the story for Beautiful and directed Amen.

    Awards

    Beautiful won the Grand Prix at the 2008 Fukuoka Asian Film Festival.

    References

    Beautiful (2008 film) Wikipedia
    Beautiful (2008 film) IMDbBeautiful (2008 film) Rotten TomatoesBeautiful (2008 film) themoviedb.org


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