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"Tangled ties between I and you."
  • NR
  • 2014
  • 2 hr 29 min
  • 6.8  (440)

Gyeongju is a 2014 South Korean drama film directed by Zhang Lu and stars Park Hae-il, Shin Min-a, Jin-Seo Yoon. The film follows Choi Hyeon (Park Hae-il), a successful author who returns to his hometown of Gyeongju, a small city in South Korea. He spends his time wandering around the city streets and visiting ancient tombs, which eventually leads him to meet a young woman named Gong Yoon-hee (Shin Min-a). Yoon-hee is an employee at a local restaurant and the two become acquainted when Hyeon visits the restaurant for lunch. As they begin to develop a relationship, Hyeon's past is revealed through flashbacks, revealing the reasons for his return to Gyeongju and his personal struggles.

The film explores themes of identity, memory, and displacement as Hyeon navigates through his past and present. The movie is visually stunning, with beautiful shots of the ancient tombs and the city landscapes. The use of the traditional Korean music adds to the authenticity of the film and creates an atmosphere that is both calming and reflective.

As Hyeon and Yoon-hee's relationship grows, they begin to share intimate moments where they discuss their personal lives with each other. It is through these conversations that Hyeon begins to confront his personal demons and realizes the importance of his roots and where he came from.

The performances in the film are outstanding, with Park Hae-il delivering a nuanced performance as the troubled Hyeon. Shin Min-a also shines as the confident and charming Yoon-hee, bringing light to the screen.

One notable aspect of the film is how it portrays the city of Gyeongju. The film does an excellent job of showcasing the city's historical significance and presenting it in a way that is both accessible and engaging. It highlights the importance of preserving the city's history and the beauty of its ancient architecture.

Overall, Gyeongju is a visually stunning film that is both emotional and thought-provoking. The film effectively explores themes of identity and memory, while also presenting the beauty of Gyeongju to the audience. The incredible performances by Park Hae-il and Shin Min-a add to the film's authenticity and emotional depth. Gyeongju is a must-watch for all fans of South Korean cinema.

Gyeongju is a 2014 drama with a runtime of 2 hours and 29 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.8.

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    2 hr 29 min
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    6.8  (440)