Plum Blossom is primarily about two schoolmates, Se-in and Jay-ho, and their transformation to manhood from the naivete associated with the late teens. Jay-ho is at first very shy about sex, but after his first very emotionally draining experience, he comes to treat sex in a very physical and emotionless manner. Se-in, on the other hand, falls in love with an older woman and seems incapable of accepting the reality that there can be no relationship between the two; his love for the woman pre-empts any deep feelings from developing with any other girls his age.
Within this basic premise, the film follows the two young men from high school to college, and it follows their exploits and heartbreaks along the way. The movie manages to tell a pretty fascinating story about two very realistic, albeit different, guys. As their friendship deepens, a very tight, and genuinely touching bond develops between the two. Their closeness is so believable that there are many moments you almost expect them (or even root for them) to start making love to one another rather than the women they have such little emotional regard for. In fact, there is a homo-erotic undercurrent running throughout the film, both in terms of the relationship between the two males and in the way their bodies are sensually filmed. Se-in even at one point states to his friend that they are essentially one person living in two separate bodies.
There is a point about 15 minutes before the end where I think the movie would have been better off stopping. Instead it continues on to a more dramatic climax, which I think took away a bit of the film’s charm. Nevertheless, Plum Blossom is an intriguing and different take on the growing up theme and is well worth checking out.
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Director / Artists: 申政均 : 李荷娜 / 成展元
Subtitles: English (hard subbed)
Running Time: 94 minutes
Also Known As:Twenty (International: English title) (literal title)
Size: 688.79 MB
Parents Guide: Add content advisory for parents
Country: South Korea
Certification: South Korea:18
Precocious as a child, Myung-ju discovers sex at an early age. She dreams of a fresh start after she meets Seon-ho. Seon-ho pretends to be an aspiring filmmaker who uses Myung-ju to make a porno film. But when her mother finds them acting naked, Myung-ju run away from home.
Dong-woo cannot overcome his inferiority complex over the size of his penis. He is constantly overshadowed by his lover and this only makes his impotence worse. But things change when he meets Myung-ju and regains his confidence. He then dumps his lover and moves in with Myung-ju. But their happiness is short lived when he finds out that Myung-ju is not the pure innocent girl as he thought…
Twenty (2001) Korean Cat III
Country: South Korea
Released Date: 2006
Subtitles: English | Chinese
Genre: Adult | Drama
Video Format | Size: AVI | 717MB
Runtime: 90 mins
Cast: Dong-hyuk Jo, Ye-ryeong Kim, Hyeon-a Seon
Sung Hyun Ah (The Scarlet Letter, Cello) her lover has never taken a dangerous risk in her life. She has been for seven years and is going to get married next month. One day she meets a handsome stranger, who asked her to spend one day with him. It might be a mistake to accept his proposal, but over the next day she will experience a level of excitement and intimacy, she has never experienced before, and this could change her life all of sudden.
The nature of liking someone vs. being truly committed in love with another person is explored in this film.
The Intimate | Aein | Lover (2006)
When an ordinary housewife is convicted for seducing a minor, reckless love leads to obsession and creeping doubt.
Chul-soo Park, Jun-han Kim
Jung Suh, Ji-ho Shim and Yun-hong Oh
Gern: Adult, Erotic, Cat III
Of all the Asian film industries, the Koreans are probably the best at making erotic dramas, well, erotic. In comparison, Hong Kong erotic films look more like what not to do during sex (watching Hong Kongers fake sex on screen is like watching a diabetic twitching from seizures), and the Japanese’s idea of sex onscreen invariably involves bondage, torture, abduction, or a combination of all three. With movies like “Summertime”, “The Sweet Sex and Love”, and now “Green Chair”, it becomes less of a question of how does the Koreans do erotic so well, but rather why everyone else can get it so wrong. Haven’t these people ever had sex before?
The first 30 or so minutes of Cheol-su Park’s “Green Chair” is all about sex. The act of having sex, the preparations for sex, and the aftermath of sex. Rinse and repeat. The rest of the film’s 90-minute running time is spent with older woman Mun-hee (Jung Suh, “The Isle”), who is 32, and younger man Hyeon (Ji-ho Shim), who is 19, as they try to understand what’s happening between them. Things are made more difficult in the aftermath of Mun-hee’s stint in prison for having sex with Hyeon, since by Korean law a person under the age of 20 is still a minor. The film is purposefully muddled about when Mun-hee and Hyeon began their relationship, but it’s insinuated that he was old enough to make his own decisions, which would put him at 18 or 19, more than adult age by every other nation’s standards.
Green Chair (2005) Korean Cat III movie
Country: South Korea
Released Date: 2004
Genre: Adult | Drama
Video Format | Size: RMVB | 574M
She Xin (Korean Cat III)
Movie: A Tale of Legendary Libido
* Hangul: Garujigi
* Revised romanization: 가루지기
* Director: Han-sol Shin
* Writer: Dong-hyun Min, Han-sol Shin
* Release Date: April 30, 2008
* Runtime: 120 min.
* Studio: Prime Entertainment
* Distributor: Showbox/Mediaplex
* Language: Korean
* Country: South Korea
* Bong Tae-Gyu – Gang-soe Byun
* Kim Shin-A – Dal-kaeng
“A Tale of Legendary Libido” is based off the explicit 19th century folk song “Byeon Gang-soe Tale” and is preceded by a 1988 South Korean movie pf the same name (Korean title “Garojiki”). In the 2008 version, the man selected to play the super endowed Byeong Gang-so is the talented comedic actor Tae-gyu Bong. He’s already had a nice run of way better than expected Korean comedies with “Two Faces of My Girlfriend” and “How The Lack of Love Affects Two Men.” The question now is can Tae-gyu Bong pull out the hat trick and make his third successful comedy?
Korean Erotic movie A Tale of Legendary Libido (2008)
Directed: Jang Sun-wu
Produced: Shin Chul
Written: Jang Jung-il (novel)
Jang Sun-wu (screenplay)
Genre: Drama/ Erotic/ Sex…
Runtime: 111 mins.
Rating: Limited/ 18/ R
Subtitles: Englsih (.srt)
Gojitmal (??“?, English-title: Lies) is a controversial 1999 South Korean film depicting a sadomasochistic sexual relationship between a 38-year-old sculptor and an 18-year-old high school student.
It was the debut film for both of its stars; Lee Sang-hyun is a sculptor and Kim Tae-yeon, a fashion model. The film was adapted from a South Korean novel by Jang Jung-il that was banned immediately after publication in 1996 and earned the author several months in prison;
director Jang Sun-wu had previously filmed one of Jang’s novels. Excerpts from interviews with the author and cast are sometimes inserted between scenes.
Y is an 18-year-old college student looking for something new in terms of sex.
Since both of her sisters experienced their first sex as victims of rape, she is determined to lose her virginity with a man of her choice.
And that choice is J, a married 38-year-old sculptor. The beginnings seem nice and innocent despite the fact that the guy is twice as old as her and married.
But soon, their happy sex life starts to take a turn for the sadomasochistic. It starts with small twigs and soon develops into steel rods and broom handles.
And when J tries to leave his wife, Y, threatens to end it all with him. Can they close this chapter to their lives with a smile or with death?
Some call this the Korean version of Last Tango in Paris while others call it disgusting filth.
This film was once banned in Korea.
Korean erotic movie Lies (1999)