WriterKyu-dong Min (screenplay) Release dateApril 4, 2013 (2013-04-04) Initial releaseApril 4, 2013 (South Korea) CastHwang Jeong-Min, Uhm Jung-Hwa, Kim Hyo Jin, Kim Kang-Woo, John D. Kim Similar moviesUhm Jung-hwa movies, Lesbian movies, Movies about love
After Jung-has husband dies, she allows his secret mistress, Naru, to move into her home. Their unusual arrangement gets stranger when Jung-ha accepts Narus proposal to serve her.
In My End Is My Beginning (Hangul: ; RR: Ggeutgwa sijak) is a 2013 South Korean film starring Uhm Jung-hwa, Kim Hyo-jin, and Hwang Jung-min.
In My End Is My Beginning originally appeared as a short film in Five Senses of Eros, a 2009 anthology about sensuality and sexuality. Then writer-director Min Kyu-dong expanded the short into a feature-length directors cut, which provides a fuller version of the story including "the end" of the relationship not shown in the short. This expanded theatrical version made its world premiere at the 2009 Busan International Film Festival. It was later released in theaters on April 4, 2013.
The title is a quotation from the T. S. Eliot poem East Coker.
When Jung-ha loses her husband in an accident, Naru, her husband's secret lover, comes to her. Naru begs Jung-ha that she will do anything if only she will let her stay at her house. Jung-ha denies her at first, but eventually their strange arrangement of living together begins.
Jung-ha (Uhm Jung-hwa) is left alone and heartbroken after her husband Jae-in (Hwang Jung-min) dies in a car accident. Her grief sharpens when she learns after his death that he had been cheating on her with her friend Na-ru (Kim Hyo-jin). As a novelist, Jae-in had been looking for new stimulation to rouse him from his boring routine, and the secrecy and risk of his affair with Na-ru inspired his work. After Jae-ins funeral, Na-ru goes to Jung-ha, begging for forgiveness, saying that she will do anything if only Jung-ha will let her stay at her house. Jung-ha refuses at first, but eventually they begin living together. The strange co-habitation arrangement between Jung-ha and Na-ru and its complicated web of love, hate, lust, and guilt, develops into a lesbian relationship, leading to a new way of life.