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"If only I can feel you... even as the wind."
  • 2004
  • 2 hr 3 min
  • 7.1  (7,661)

Windstruck is a 2004 South Korean romantic comedy-drama film directed by Kwak Jae-yong, starring Jun Ji-hyun as the female lead and Jang Hyuk as the male lead. The movie was a massive commercial success upon its release, and it quickly became an Asian cult classic, thanks to its quirky storyline and fantastic performances. The film revolves around the story of a young female police officer named Kyung-jin (Jun Ji-hyun), who is on the lookout for a petty criminal. She accidentally meets a high school teacher, Myung-woo (Jang Hyuk), who becomes infatuated with her. After several unsuccessful attempts to approach Kyung-jin, Myung-woo finally manages to ask her out on a date. However, the date doesn't go well, and Kyung-jin swiftly rejects him.

Despite Kyung-jin's rejection, Myung-woo continues to pursue her relentlessly, much to her annoyance. One day, while on duty, Kyung-jin is unexpectedly caught in the crossfire and gets shot by a gunman. Myung-woo rushes to her rescue, and they both end up at the hospital. There, Myung-woo learns that Kyung-jin is a victim of fate; her previous lovers have all died, and she believes that she is cursed.

Myung-woo becomes determined to stay by Kyung-jin's side and protect her from harm. He connects with her through various adventures, such as dancing and shopping, and even takes her to meet some of his former teachers. Their chemistry slowly builds, and their romance blossoms. However, despite Myung-woo's efforts, Kyung-jin cannot shake off her deep-seated fear of losing someone she loves once again.

When Kyung-jin receives a transfer to a new station, Myung-woo must come up with a way to convince her to stay. He arranges for a surprise party, and they dance together, reaffirming their love for each other. But their happiness is short-lived; on Kyung-jin's last day at work, she gets involved in a dangerous situation, one that threatens her life. Myung-woo races to the scene, risking his own life to save her.

With its charming and witty script, Windstruck will make you laugh, cry, and fall in love with the characters' vibrant personalities. The film not only boasts breathtaking cinematography but also a range of fantastic and memorable characters. Supporting actors such as Soo-Ro Kim play an essential role in the film and have significant moments that affect Kyung-jin's life.

The movie also takes advantage of its picturesque setting, Seoul, which added to the magic of the film. The vibrant colors, catchy music, and crisp editing make the movie a delightful visual experience. The film also introduces a unique Korean form of matchmaking where people's dreams can predict to whom they will be matched. The dream sequences, in particular, are vivid and stylishly produced, adding a surreal quality to the entire experience.

Windstruck is a heartwarming tale of self-discovery, true love, and ultimately, fate. The film beautifully captures the emotional struggles and vulnerabilities of its characters and explores the themes of love and loss with honesty and poignancy. Jun Ji-hyun delivers a bravura performance as Kyung-jin, bringing her character to life with sass, vulnerability, and a touch of humor. Jang Hyuk, on the other hand, plays Myung-woo with a manic energy that is both endearing and charming.

Overall, Windstruck is an excellent film that combines romance, action, and comedy into a unique and unforgettable movie-going experience. With its lovable characters, witty dialogue, fantastic performances, and stunning visuals, this is one film you shouldn't miss.

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    2 hr 3 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    7.1  (7,661)