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I watched Missing today at the CGV in Los Angeles. Great acting from Gong Hyo Jin and Uhm Ji Won. There was no English Subtitles but I was able to understand the storyline. The emotions are so real that even though I can't understand Korean, I was able to empathized with both characters. Han Mae is definitely one of my favorite out of all of Gong Hyo Jin's movie! You'll wonder why she did that and then you will empathize with her decisions. I am moved by this movie and a few ladies that sat behind me were crying. Happy to see people in the theater enjoyed the show!

Thanks @music22science for being there with me in spirit! haha. (She bought the other ticket :w00t:)

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13 hours ago, paradicez said:

I watched Missing today at the CGV in Los Angeles. Great acting from Gong Hyo Jin and Uhm Ji Won. There was no English Subtitles but I was able to understand the storyline. The emotions are so real that even though I can't understand Korean, I was able to empathized with both characters. Han Mae is definitely one of my favorite out of all of Gong Hyo Jin's movie! You'll wonder why she did that and then you will empathize with her decisions. I am moved by this movie and a few ladies that sat behind me were crying. Happy to see people in the theater enjoyed the show!

Thanks @music22science for being there with me in spirit! haha. (She bought the other ticket :w00t:)

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Whooooo...so envy to you @paradicez i want watch Missing too...

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December 7, 2016

Kong Hyo-jin wishes to play rich lady throwing tantrum

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Kong Hyo-jin said in an interview published on Wednesday that she regrets not having taken the role of a spoiled lady enjoying a lavish lifestyle.

“One day I said to myself, ‘what role would be new to me,’” Kong said. “It was a role of a spoiled lady, who randomly throws temper-tantrums and enjoys a high-end lifestyle.”

The remark came in response to a question about what role Kong has never played before, shedding light on her capability to play “a wide range of characters.”

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The 36-year-old actress is garnering attention with a swift transformation from blithe weather caster Pyo Na-ri in TV series “Jealousy Incarnate,” which ended on Nov. 10, to a mysterious babysitter in film “Missing,” which was released on Nov. 30.

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December 7, 2016

(Movie Review) 'Missing': gritty story of motherhood and social ills

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SEOUL, Dec. 8 (Yonhap) -- Motherhood is a theme that is often confined to the relationship between a mother and her child. But in "Missing," director Lee Eon-hee places it in the context of some of the most disturbing social phenomena of our time to produce a gripping film buoyed by the stunning performance of its female cast.

In the movie, Ji-seon (Uhm Ji-won) is a middle-class divorcee struggling to keep her job and custody of her 1-year-old daughter. To relieve some of her burden, she hires a Chinese nanny, Han-mae (Kong Hyo-jin), to look after her child while she is at work. What appeared to be the perfect arrangement for all sides turns into a tragedy when the baby suddenly disappears, along with her nanny.

In telling the story, director Lee builds the suspense by weaving together Ji-seon's flashbacks, testimonies by various people who knew Han-mae and witness accounts. In the process, the audience is transported to some of the darkest corners of society to face some uncomfortable truths. For instance, Ji-seon learns that Han-mae was once married to a Korean husband -- a reference to the often unhappy interracial marriages between South Korean men and Southeast Asian women.

There is also heavy reference to South Koreans' negative perceptions of the growing Chinese community in the country, with scenes of the back alleys of a Chinatown, trade in human organs and Ji-seon falling victim to voice phishing.

But most of all, there is a glaring warning of the consequences of the insurmountable gap between the haves and have-nots as the twisted fate between Ji-seon and Han-mae unfolds.

This image shows the official poster for "Missing." (Yonhap)

This image shows the official poster for "Missing." (Yonhap)

The story can be hard to follow at times unless one pays close attention to the details. In one sequence of scenes, the only way to distinguish between the past and present is to notice the difference in Ji-seon's hairstyle.

Uhm delivers one of her best performances yet as the fragile-looking but strong-willed mother who will do everything in her power to find her child. Through bouts of panic and fear, a mother's anxiety manifests itself in the trembling of the actress's body and the faltering of her voice, not to mention the shaking of her teary eyes.

Kong is mysterious as a Chinese woman of few words. Han-mae's inability to speak Korean fluently propels Kong to speak volumes with just her facial expressions and movements until her frustrations eventually explode in bursts of emotion.

The overall tone of the movie is rightfully dark and ominous. But there are brief moments of peace and calm that nicely offset the grim atmosphere, such as when Han-mae sits in a playground under the yellow leaves of fall.

That contrast goes some way to show that few things in life are as monochrome as they may first seem. Motherly love is no exception, and Lee proves it in this riveting take.

"Missing" opened in local theaters on Nov. 30.

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2 hours ago, noviphoenix11 said:

Good morning guys, thank God its Friday hahaha... 

Theres anyone can translate this, i think its about Gong Yoo and Gong Hyo Jin

And Missing has 916.000 viewers till yesterday....

 

Gong yoo's headline says "Goblin's flaw, Gong Yoo Syndrome isn't over" hahaha

and Gong hyo jin's says, "Missing Gong Hyo Jin "When i go to the filming site, my feminist side comes out"

the person who posted this said that she is a fan and they both worked hard this year~ i really hope to see them in a new drama together~ i miss them in biscuit teacher star candy :bawling:

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1 hour ago, chives said:

 

Gong yoo's headline says "Goblin's flaw, Gong Yoo Syndrome isn't over" hahaha

and Gong hyo jin's says, "Missing Gong Hyo Jin "When i go to the filming site, my feminist side comes out"

the person who posted this said that she is a fan and they both worked hard this year~ i really hope to see them in a new drama together~ i miss them in biscuit teacher star candy :bawling:

 

I would love to see Gong Yoo and Gong Hyo Jin in new drama, i hope so cause Kdrama isnot kind of drama that bring same couple play at same drama twice... They more mature now and i think they would great together now if they a new drama together... 

And i hope Missing can reach 1M viewers before its second weeks over... 

Thx for translate it @chives

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@noviphoenix11 it's just urging us to vote for the SBS awards best couple award~ voting starts today unti dec 30 at 12mn~ also, 1 vote per day only~ 

i hope Ghj wins best couple~!! Shinari chemistry was really good~ 

also, i'm really looking forward to spoiled ghj lol i think she really wanted to do that character bc last year she also said the same thing~ i really really do hope that it's a fashion drama bc i've really wanted to see how ghj goes all out with her fashion~ that would be such a treat!! Hahaha

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2 hours ago, chives said:

@noviphoenix11 it's just urging us to vote for the SBS awards best couple award~ voting starts today unti dec 30 at 12mn~ also, 1 vote per day only~ 

i hope Ghj wins best couple~!! Shinari chemistry was really good~ 

also, i'm really looking forward to spoiled ghj lol i think she really wanted to do that character bc last year she also said the same thing~ i really really do hope that it's a fashion drama bc i've really wanted to see how ghj goes all out with her fashion~ that would be such a treat!! Hahaha

 

Yeah i hope that too, fashion drama with strong character or at least she become very fashionable in her next drama so we cab enjoy her fashion taste and style... 

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