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Turning Gate Movie Review Summary

Actors: Sang Mi Chu, Ji-won Ye, Hak-sun Kim, Sang-kyung Kim

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TURNING GATE (Saenghwalui balgyeon) is a Korean movie written and directed by Sang-soo Hong in 2001.

Kim Yung-soo has just learned that he hasn't be chosen as the lead actor of his usual director's next movie so, when his old friend Sung-woo invites him to meet him in the city of Chuncheon, he accepts the offer. Yung-soo makes the acquaintance of Myung-suk, a young dancer, who tells him she always wanted to know him. After a few days of wild sex, Yung-soo gets tired of this young girl who harrasses him with her exclusive love.

Yung-soo decides to go to his hometown Pusan but he meets Sun-young, a young girl he falls immediately in love in. So he gets out of the train behind her, follows her and decides to stay a while in this city. He will manage to meet her again and seduce her. But Sun-Young is already married to a professor and we soon understand that she considers Yung-soo as a casual sex partner and won't leave her husband for him. This time, the situation is reversed.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   boatload of casual sex without love

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   actor Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Other Asian

Setting

Asia/Pacific/Middle East    -   Yes Asian country:    -   the Koreas City?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   moving train

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   actual description of sex    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt

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