Tag: 2017

Misbehaviour (South Korean Film)

Misbehaviour (South Korean Film)

Misbehaviour film poster by Filmmaker R&K

Genre: Drama, Crime, Mature

Release Date: 2017

Cast:

  • Kim Ha-neul as Paek Hyo-joo
  • Yoo In-young as Choo Hae-young
  • Lee Won-keun as Shin Jae-ha

This film drama is the last one Kim Ha Neul made before she went on maternity break.  I hope she comes back soon.  She is such a versatile actress.

Anyway the story is about misbehaviours from the three main leads.

Hyo-joo is a part-time teacher in a boys school.  She was hoping to secure a permanent position but only for it to be taken up by a younger, prettier and more vivacious girl because of her solid connections.

The new girl is Hae Young, daughter of the chairman of the school.  She seemed to have the perfect life.  Rich, young, beautiful, daughter of the chairman and dating a monied handsome tall guy as well.

Hae Young was popular with co-workers and students alike, which only irritated Hyo-joo more.

One of Hyo-joo’s homeroom students, Jae-ha, was into dance, and on several occasions was at the gym practising dance moves rather than attend regular classes.

One night after school, Hyo-joo found Jae -ha doing his balletic moves at the gym.  Hyo joo was entranced with the boy.

One day, Hyo-joo was talking to Jae-ha in the Chemistry room, when Hae young found them and seemed interested in what was going on but Hyo joo rudely dismissed her.

Hyo-joo took and interest with Jae-ha and his dancing and was looking for him as she found a leaflet about a dance competition that she thought Jae Ha should enter.

She went into the gym but was empty but the music was on.  She went looking for him everywhere and found him in flagrante delicto with Hyo joo.  They were having wild sex amongst the games paraphernalia at the school. 🙁

She was both appalled and fascinated with what she saw.  At last she has something to use against Hyo-joo.

Unfortunately all her machination ended with herself sleeping with Jae-ha as well.  She also lost her part-time contract with the school and ultimately the end result was tragedy, a murder most horrid!

It was a good film, well acted and does not bode well for human nature and humanity.  LOL

 

 

 

Closest To Heaven (Japanese Film)

Closest To Heaven (Japanese Film)

Kyo no Kira-kun poster by Showgate

AKA: Kyo no Kira-kun, Today’s Kira Kun
Genre:  School, Youth, Romance
Date release: February 2017

Cast:

  • Taishi Nakagawa as Yuiji Kira
  • Marie Iitoyo as Ninon Okamura
  • Shono Hayama as Kazuhiro Yabe
  • Yuna Taira as Mio  Hayagi

This is a touching school romance, which is based on a manga.

Okamura and Yuiji are neighbours but never talk or acknowledge each other although they belong to the same class in school.

Yuiji is handsome and a very popular boy while Ninon Okamura is totally lacking in self-confidence that she grew her fringe so long that they cover her eyes.

Her schoolmates shun her because they found her strange; they can’t see her full facial features and she spends all her free time in school knitting little birds.

At that point, her best friend or only friend is her pet parrot.

One day, one of the bully boys bumped into her.  Though it was his fault he was so annoyed that he told her to just die already.

Yuiji heard the whole thing and went for the boy. Yuiji’s backstory was that he was a former yankee, a tearaway.

While she was in the park after school, she saw Yuiji holding a little bird that he was encouraging to fly away. She was then startled to note that Yuiji started crying uncontrollably.  She was not altogether surprised as she had heard her parents talking about their neighbour’s son, Yuiji, who has a congenital heart disease and has only a year to live.

Ninon heard Yuiji muttering piteously that he does not want to be all alone.

Slowly she walked into the crying Yuiji.  She was holding a pair of scissors.  She then gently spoke to Yuiji and assured him that he will not be alone because she will be with him 365 days and then she started cutting her overlong fringe.  At last he can see her whole face.

The next day, Ninon was rather self-conscious with her new hair-do.  But she found Yuiji waiting for her near the school gate.  He reminded her that she promised him that she will be with him 365 days, so she must take responsibility.

This started their friendship which is so cute and touching.  It quickly developed into a sweet romance.

It has a lovely ending.

Yuiji wanted to live for Ninon so he changed his mind about not wanting to have a surgery.

And they live happily ever after.

Taishi Nakagawa is so kawaii and Marie is such a good actress with vulnerability written all over her.

Enjoyed this film and highly recommend it.

 

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