Love Phobia

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  • 2006
  • 1 hr 57 min
  • 6.9  (906)

Love Phobia is a 2006 romance drama film from South Korea, directed by Kang Ji-eun. The movie centers on a love story between two young, orphaned individuals who are united by their shared feelings of loneliness and who find solace in each other. The film features Cho Seung-woo as a timid, introverted young man, haunted by the death of his father and the recent passing of his adoptive mother. He spends most of his days hiding away in his apartment, writing letters to his deceased father, and avoiding contact with the outside world.

However, one day he receives a letter from a mysterious woman who claims to be his childhood friend. She convinces him to meet her and, upon doing so, he discovers that she is played by Kang Hye-jeong, an eccentric and free-spirited young woman.

The two quickly become friends, bonding over their shared childhood experiences of being orphaned and lonely. They begin spending more and more time together, exploring the city and sharing their hopes and fears. As they do so, they also begin to recognize the romantic feelings that they have for each other.

However, their relationship is complicated by the fact that Kang Hye-jeong has a severe phobia of love. She believes that loving someone will eventually lead to pain and heartbreak, and so she hesitates to fully commit to any kind of romantic relationship.

Over the course of the movie, the two grapple with their feelings for each other and their own inner demons, eventually coming to a resolution that is both heartbreaking and uplifting.

The performances of the two leads, Cho Seung-woo and Kang Hye-jeong, are the heart of the film. They each bring a unique vulnerability and charm to their roles, making the audience truly invest in their characters' emotional journeys.

The film also boasts a gorgeous soundtrack, featuring songs from acclaimed Korean musicians such as Lee Seung-yeol and Yoon Mi-rae. The music helps to further establish the film's melancholic, romantic tone.

Overall, Love Phobia is a beautifully shot and emotionally affecting film, exploring universal themes of love, loss, and human connection. It is a must-see for fans of Korean cinema and for anyone who loves a good, heart-wrenching love story.

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    1 hr 57 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.9  (906)