Starring: Han Seok-Gyu, Kim Ji-Soo, Lee Han-Wi
Director: Byeon Seung-Wook
Studio: Art Service
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About This DVD
He seems to be the perfect groom: everyone in the neighborhood likes him, he successfully runs a pharmacy, and he's one of the nicest guys around. But In Ku (Han Suk Kyu, Forbidden Quest) hasn't been able to get married despite such excellent qualities. For most of his life, his first priority has been taking care of his mentally ill older brother, and opening himself to others seems like a burden. On the other hand we have designer Hye Ran (Kim Ji Soo), who is hunted by her deceased father's debts, molding her personality into a cold, no-trespassing barrier. When Hye Ran meets In Ku at his pharmacy, and he offers her a beer instead of the sleeping pills she asked for, the two start getting acquainted, finding they share similar problems that bar them from a normal life. Is it love at first sight? Certainly not, but just finding Solace is a good start.
Solace is one of those films that gets better and better with repeated viewings, as it focuses more on realistic trial and errors a couple-to-be goes through rather than melodramatic conventions. It is interesting to see Kim Ji Soo, who started her film career with a similar role in This Charming Girl, and Han Suk Kyu, who cemented his popularity with low-key melodramas like Christmas in August, form a partnership, especially since a star-filled cast is hardly the norm for mid-budgeted films like this. Directed by Byun Seung Wook, who was assistant director for Lee Chang Dong's Peppermint Candy, Solace was a labor of love which took five years to see the light of the day, but the film is well worth the wait.
|Audio Format:||DD 5.1 Surround, DD 2.0 Stereo|
|Video Format:||Widescreen 2.35:1 (Anamorphic)|
Audio Commentary with Director Byun Seung Wook, Kim Ji Soo, DP Lee In Won
Making Of Documentary
Character and Cast
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