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Director  Lee Chang-dong
Music director  Christian Basso
Country  South Korea
7.5/10 IMDb


Genre  Drama
Duration  
Language  Korean
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Release date  May 17, 2007 (2007-05-17)
Based on  "The Story of a Bug"  by Lee Cheong-jun
Writer  Chang-dong Lee, Chong-jun Yi (novel)
Initial release  May 17, 2007 (South Korea)
Initial DVD release  September 21, 2011 (Italy)
Cast  Jeon Do-yeon (Shin-ae), Song Kang-Ho (Jong Chan), Yeong-jin Jo (Park Do-seop), Mi-kyung Kim (Boutique owner), Yeong-jae Kim (Lee Min-ki)
Similar movies  Never Forever, The Matrix Reloaded, Bare, The Matrix Revolutions, The Last Samurai, Fish Tank

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Secret Sunshine (Hangul: 밀양; Hanja: 密陽; RR: Miryang) is a 2007 South Korean drama film directed by acclaimed South Korean director, novelist, and former Minister of Culture Lee Chang-dong. The screenplay based on the short fiction "The Story of a Bug" by Lee Cheong-jun that focuses on a woman as she wrestles with the questions of grief, madness, and faith. The Korean title Miryang (or Milyang) is named after the city that served as the film's setting and filming location, of which "Secret Sunshine" is the literal translation. For her performance in the film, Jeon Do-yeon won the Prix d'interprétation féminine du Festival de Cannes (Best Actress) at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. The film also won the award for Best Film at the Asian Film Awards and at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. The film sold 1,710,364 tickets nationwide in South Korea alone.

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Plot

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Lee Shin-ae (Jeon Do-yeon) and her only child move to the small town of Miryang, South Gyeongsang Province. Her husband has recently died and she has decided to start life anew back in the hometown of her deceased husband. While entering Miryang, Shin-ae's car breaks down along a rural highway. She is able to get the local mechanic in Miryang named Kim Jong-chan (Song Kang-ho) to come out to her car and start it once again. Although they come from different social backgrounds, the pair hits it off and seems to find comfort in each other's presence.

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Tragedy soon strikes Shin-ae once again when her only son is abducted. As Shin-ae must deal with another devastating tragedy in her life, she attempts to find answers and a light that can shine upon her dark life.

Cast

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  • Jeon Do-yeon as Lee Shin-ae
  • Song Kang-ho as Kim Jong-chan
  • Jo Young-jin as Park Do-seop
  • Kim Young-jae as Lee Min-ki
  • Song Mi-rim as Jeong-ah
  • Seon Jeong-yeop
  • Kim Mi-hyang
  • Lee Yoon-hee
  • Kim Jong-su
  • Kim Mi-kyung
  • Home video

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    On August 23, 2011, The Criterion Collection released the film on DVD and Blu-ray, both of which includes a new video interview with Lee Chang-dong, a behind-the-scenes featurette, the US theatrical trailer, and a booklet featuring a new film essay by film critic Dennis Lim.

    Critical response

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    The film was widely acclaimed on the festival circuit, with particular and universal praise for Do-yeon's performance. It received multiple awards, including several Best Film wins and numerous Best Actress awards for Do-yeon. It was nominated for the prestigious Palme d'Or at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, but did not win.

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    The film was similarly acclaimed upon its American release in 2010, with a Rotten Tomatoes score of 93% across 29 reviews; the site's consensus reads, "Plumbing the depths of tragedy without succumbing to melodrama, Chang-dong Lee's Secret Sunshine is a grueling, albeit moving, piece of beautifully acted cinema." With 6 reviews, it scored 84 on Metacritic, indicating "universal acclaim." A.O. Scott of the New York Times called the film "clear, elegant and lyrical. The experience of watching [Chang-dong's] films is not always pleasant... yet his quiet and exacting humaneness infuses even the most dreadful moments with an intimation of grace." Noel Murray, writing for the A.V. Club, called it "a frequently beautiful film with a cold, dark heart" and praised Do-yeon's "powerful performance." Michael Atkinson of the Village Voice wrote that "the red-eyed Jeon, landing a Best Actress at Cannes in 2007 and unforgettable as well in The Housemaid, goes to hell and back."

    Accolades

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    2007 Cannes Film Festival

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  • Best Actress – Jeon Do-yeon
  • Nomination – Palme d'Or
  • 2007 Grand Bell Awards

  • Special Prize - Jeon Do-yeon
  • 2007 Asia Pacific Screen Awards

  • Best Feature Film
  • Best Actress – Jeon Do-yeon
  • Nomination – Best Screenplay – Lee Chang-dong
  • 2007 Korean Association of Film Critics Awards

  • Best Actress – Jeon Do-yeon
  • 2007 Blue Dragon Film Awards

  • Best Actress – Jeon Do-yeon
  • 2007 Korean Film Awards

  • Best Film
  • Best Director – Lee Chang-dong
  • Best Actor – Song Kang-ho
  • Best Actress – Jeon Do-yeon
  • Nomination – Best Screenplay – Lee Chang-dong
  • Nomination – Best Cinematography – Jo Yong-gyu
  • 2007 Women in Film Korea Awards

  • Best Actress – Jeon Do-yeon
  • 2007 Director's Cut Awards

  • Best Director – Lee Chang-dong
  • Best Actor – Song Kang-ho
  • Best Actress – Jeon Do-yeon
  • 2008 Asian Film Awards

  • Best Film
  • Best Director – Lee Chang-dong
  • Best Actress – Jeon Do-yeon
  • Nomination – Best Actor – Song Kang-ho
  • 2008 Baeksang Arts Awards

  • Nomination – Best Film
  • Nomination – Best Director – Lee Chang-dong
  • Nomination – Best Actress – Jeon Do-yeon
  • Nomination – Best Screenplay – Lee Chang-dong
  • 2008 Grand Bell Awards

  • Nomination – Best Film
  • Nomination – Best Director – Lee Chang-dong
  • Nomination – Best Actor – Song Kang-ho
  • Nomination – Best Actress – Jeon Do-yeon
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    References

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