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[movie 2006] Cruel Winter Blues 열혈남아

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Seol Kyung Gu, Jo Han Sun


Premiering at the Pusan Film Festival, uncommon gangster drama Cruel Winter Blues brings out both the warmth and futility of human emotions and interactions, contrasted against a frosty and barren environment. Lee Jeong Beom, director of the acclaimed short film "The Leave", is remarkably assured in his debut feature, skillfully twisting a familiar genre with bittersweet sentiments and compelling storytelling. What starts out as a cold and angry revenge tale becomes a story about bonding and discovering family and friendship where it is least expected. The simple and beautiful cinematography in Cruel Winter Blues strikingly captures the gray skies, icy fields, and crude small-town beauty that backdrop the story. The film's look takes on a deliberate tinge of rawness to accentuate the realism and roughness of the environment and human emotions. Sol Kyeong Gu (Public Enemy) and Jo Han Seon (Now and Forever) give standout performances as a weathered, renewed man and a conflicted junior gangster, respectively. Anchoring the story is veteran actress Na Moon Hee (Crying Fist), whose effortlessly affecting portrayal of the mother provides the core of the film.

On a cold winter day, Jae Mun (Sol Kyeong Gu) and Chi Guk (Jo Han Seon) set out for the seaside town of Beolgyo to seek revenge for Jae Mun's murdered friend. They make it to the hometown of rival gang boss Dae Shik (Yun Jae Mun), only to be met with warm hospitality by the enemy's mother (Na Moon Hee). As Jae Mun waits for Dae Shik to appear, his anger begins to melt away in the face of the woman's kindness and concern for her son and the town's simple charms. Torn by the situation, Jae Mun begins to question his own plans, but events that have been set into motion cannot be so easily stopped.

A small-time crook, Jae-moon goes after the man who killed his mentor a few years earlier. Jae-moon meets Chi-gook, a retired taekwondo practitioner who becomes his partner and goes to the killer Dae-sik’s hometown. Chi-gook and Jae-moon devise a plan to kill Dae-sik, but as the day of reckoning approaches, Jae-moon meets Dae-sik’s mother, Jeom-sim, who reminds him of his hometown. As he sees Jeon-sim worrying over her son, he can’t proceed to kill him. However, the encounter of Dae-sik and Jae-moon takes places on the village’s field day.

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