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Summary: Sin-ae moves with her son Jun to Miryang, the town where her dead husband was born. As she tries to come to herself and set out on new foundations, another tragic event overturns her life. (imdb)

Genres: Romance, Comedy, Drama

Country: South Korea

Directed By: Chang-dong Lee

Written By: Chang-dong Lee, Chong-jun Yi

Starring: Kang-ho Song, Do-yeon Jeon, Seo-hie Ko, Yeong-jin Jo, Mi-kyung Kim, Yeong-jae Kim

AKA: 밀양, Milyang

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Secret Sunshine belongs to 32 collections
1. Criterion Collection (public: moderated by caffe - 116 stars)
2. Criterion Collection (Blu-ray) (public: moderated by epiphany - 17 stars)
4. Cannes 2007 Official Selection (public: moderated by CCLZA - 2 stars)
5. Cannes Film Festival: Best Actress (public: moderated by CCLZA)
6. A2P CINEMA'S 100 FILMS OF THE AUGHTS (public: moderated by sonique)
7. 2010 US Theatrical (public: moderated by DrBroel)
9. edkrak films to see (private: edkrak - 2 stars)
10. Netflix Watch Instantly (private: dgeiser13 - 2 stars)
11. A.V. Club's 100 Best Films of the Decade (so far) (private: kevinjoseph - 1 star)
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16. 2007: Year in Review (private: polanski28)
18. Rated (private: giska)
19. K&A (private: caffe)


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Date User Score
Apr 02 douns
82T9
Mar 11 zkas1225
67T5
Mar 07 timseb timseb
2T8
Mar 01 RYM_byrates RYM-byrates
72T9
Feb 22 kritikos kritikos
100T10
Dec 29, 2016 Hennimore
78T8
Nov 17, 2016 Ronin22
68T9
Oct 30, 2016 zipzuk
84T8
Oct 19, 2016 annie annie
65T6
Oct 07, 2016 filmcricket
80T9
Sep 19, 2016 mixjuice
80T5
Aug 07, 2016 khai1515
70T2
Jul 25, 2016 Pietayse Pietayse
80T7
Jul 10, 2016 BadCosmonaut BadCosmonaut
60T8
Jun 30, 2016 bal3x bal3x
80T9
Jun 26, 2016 1859 1859
59T6
Jun 18, 2016 Haman_sama Haman-sama
86T10
Jun 08, 2016 gulnur gulnur
87T10
Jun 08, 2016 masoo masoo
80T8
Lee’s approach is deceptively simple. The presentation is straightforward, but events complicate our understanding of Shin-ae, who begins the film trying to deal with grief, only to find it nearly inescapable. There are similarities to the kinds of torments Lars von Trier loads onto many of his female characters, but Lee keeps things on a human scale, with room for light comic moments. Jeon is impeccable struggling through the trials life throws at her.
Mar 07, 2016 eiiwp eiiwp
80T9
Feb 22, 2016 scottmcc scott.mcc
70T6
Feb 11, 2016 Ildorio10
70T4
Feb 06, 2016 Ausosum
70T5
Jan 19, 2016 luc luc
57T3
Jan 02, 2016 exitexitquit
55T5
Dec 28, 2015 MUBIvotes MUBIvotes
40T9
Dec 15, 2015 robot2xl robot2xl
73T6
Nov 14, 2015 Swoony Swoony
82T8
Nov 02, 2015 Niska Niska
41T7
Nov 02, 2015 almengi
93T10
Sep 26, 2015 madadude
63T5
Sep 16, 2015 Damirageir Damirageir
33T2
Sep 09, 2015 RavynLoony
75T9
Sep 06, 2015 monclivie monclivie
85T9
Aug 22, 2015 moodeuce
90T10
Aug 19, 2015 jackinthebox jackinthebox
80T8
Jul 30, 2015 matimend matimend
7T5
Jun 19, 2015 lucidquasar
70T5
Jun 09, 2015 Solacy Solacy
84T10
May 18, 2015 zetes
90T9
May 07, 2015 vinlant
94T9
May 03, 2015 al bundy
72T4
Apr 25, 2015 YJLcool
70T6
Apr 20, 2015 cardsos01
60T7
Apr 14, 2015 bluesman bluesman
65T5
Apr 06, 2015 debaser1985
64T4
Feb 23, 2015 lwd32f lwd32f
75T3
Feb 09, 2015 visceroid visceroid
60T3
Feb 02, 2015 denm
60T6
Jan 25, 2015 ArloJWiley
90T8
Jan 18, 2015 giska giska
52T5
Jan 18, 2015 Dogubomb Dogubomb
30T2
Jan 15, 2015 joachimt joachimt
60T5
Jan 08, 2015 daffodil907 daffodil907
79T9
Jan 07, 2015 strangelime
85T7
Dec 26, 2014 GrimsChild GrimsChild
70T9
Dec 15, 2014 blucthulhu
70T6
Dec 14, 2014 batui
50T2
Dec 12, 2014 10kfilms
73T8
Dec 05, 2014 hmmdos
87T6
Dec 03, 2014 Lonewolf2003
80T8
Nov 14, 2014 Allynhi
95T10
Nov 11, 2014 TraverseTown TraverseTown
85T9
Oct 10, 2014 sh4dow
40T1
Aug 17, 2014 IDYmilkshake IDYmilkshake
75T8
Aug 17, 2014 MA M_A
88T10
Aug 08, 2014 oldskool
80T8
Aug 04, 2014 bakcheia bakcheia
90T9
This starts off like a deceptively simple story of a mother and child starting life anew in the wake of a deceased spouse/father. All feels comfortable and well until things spiral terribly into a space full of despair, grief, and attempts at coping for the main character once her child is taken from her. Lee Chang-Dong's tale is one full of emotional loose ends and questions about faith, hope, and what Camus described as the "benign indifference of the universe". A devastating, yet vital film.
Jul 27, 2014 conatus conatus
75T7
Jun 10, 2014 stascomedy
74T7
Jun 01, 2014 themagician
80T8
May 28, 2014 Communicants Communicants
85T9
May 08, 2014 Benasdfghjkl Benasdfghjkl
73T7
Apr 20, 2014 Magmadiver Magmadiver
68T3
Good but the dramatic elements got to be a bit annoying, although admittedly that's more due to how hard it is to find a Korean movie without excessive melodrama (save Hong Sang-soo) than Lee's direction as he handles it well. There's gotta be some Tsai/Jia/Hou lookalikes in the country somewhere, right?
Apr 19, 2014 pupahava pupahava
80T9
Apr 01, 2014 Diggler
70T5
Feb 26, 2014 Adobe Slats
62T7
Feb 21, 2014 Chazz Chetly
90T10
Feb 16, 2014 sengir sengir
80T7
Feb 13, 2014 robixsmash
50T3
Feb 11, 2014 Princezz Princezz
70T6
Jan 25, 2014 hamletello adilekin
55T1
Jan 10, 2014 filmfreak88 filmfreak88
90T10
I have a particularly troubled history with religion so the sudden thematic focus on it had me worried for a while. It's a subject that I easily find grating when mishandled. But in retrospect, it seemed foolish of me to doubt Lee Changdong. This here is an exquisite and unflinching immersion into the wide consuming ocean of grief. Every scene is awashed in deeply etched pain and despair and it offers no simplistic solutions or easy comfort.
Nov 26, 2013 Glenn Nygard
30T6
Nov 23, 2013 cpt martha
65T2
Nov 16, 2013 Sane
75T7
Nov 02, 2013 feelgoodguy feelgoodguy
64T2
Oct 19, 2013 uysalherif uysalherif
70T7
Oct 11, 2013 FatihC
50T2
Sep 26, 2013 PassTheSalt PassTheSalt
61T7
Sep 17, 2013 Barkinson
40T3
Sep 16, 2013 Limdebois Limdebois
90T10
Sep 08, 2013 DallasSD
92T9
Jul 13, 2013 buttonman
80T8
Jun 27, 2013 mallamp
70T6
Jun 16, 2013 jal90 jal90
60T3
May 03, 2013 cgdbrd cgdbrd
87T7
May 02, 2013 doganay doganay
75T6
May 02, 2013 yildiz yildiz
50T1
Apr 28, 2013 seyma seyma
80T9
Apr 12, 2013 honeycuttwc
60T5
Apr 07, 2013 olaf
91T6
Feb 14, 2013 sergebarber sergebarber
2T6
Jan 29, 2013 dyook
70T3
Jan 28, 2013 Stopper
78T9
Jan 21, 2013 b4con b4con
80T6
Jan 18, 2013 maurerm788
90T6
Dec 12, 2012 Achk
7T8
Nov 29, 2012 !nsomn!a
80T7
Oct 28, 2012 Ronin21
80T8
Oct 07, 2012 SorenMueller
7T7
Sep 30, 2012 Valenzetti Valenzetti
76T5
Sep 28, 2012 AVclub
9T9
Sep 05, 2012 arirang arirang
93T10
Aug 12, 2012 PeregrinVelo PeregrinVelo
70T6
Aug 08, 2012 Murderface Space Pope
75T7
Thanks a lot, movie, now I feel like stepped-in shit.
Jul 25, 2012 natebarrios natebarrios
80T8
Jul 06, 2012 Quimbo Quimbo
82T9
Wonderful, unpredictable film. Loved the contrast of how people will use someone's grief for their own, not entirely selfish ends... The ending kind of fizzled out, not living up to the rest of the film, but definitely worth a watch anyway.
Jul 01, 2012 Monster Monster
90T9
Jun 30, 2012 itsirc itsirc
73T8
Jun 26, 2012 stpmtnfury
80T6
Jun 21, 2012 pzingg
88T6
Jun 13, 2012 Mentaculus Mentaculus
94T10
Exhausting. This should be used in Christian circles - not to show the damnation of the faith, because it never goes down that rabbit hole; nor as propaganda, because the Church in many ways exacerbates Sin-ae's suffering. But that's why it should be seen. What Chang-dong Lee is showing is a person's slow mutation of insufferable grief into pride, and the community's part to play in the matter. Lee's getting to the point using only a few performances and nuanced cinematography is masterful.
Jun 07, 2012 Vytas
85T8
May 30, 2012 dequinix dequinix
50T3
May 26, 2012 ears550 elixir
76T9
May 26, 2012 e-ball
71T6
May 21, 2012 nrm5
58T6
Apr 21, 2012 nrm4
59T5
Apr 21, 2012 Adrien Adrien
3T8
Apr 19, 2012 kjfellows kokirijazz
4T6
Apr 11, 2012 tatasonne tatasonne
83T6
Mar 09, 2012 burflok
69T8
Mar 07, 2012 lazyperson lazyperson
75T9
Mar 05, 2012 Tizzy Tizzy
90T9
Feb 27, 2012 friendo55 friendo55
90T9
Feb 21, 2012 sidehacker sidehacker
74T7
Feb 18, 2012 DianaC
10T2
Feb 18, 2012 sbirko
74T7
Feb 17, 2012 JooJoo JooJoo
4T6
Feb 11, 2012 pizdindim pizdin_dim
95T8
Feb 10, 2012 ericdupont ericdupont
85T8
Feb 10, 2012 davesv
78T6
Feb 04, 2012 JJ1986 JJ1986
70T8
Jan 21, 2012 perplexetic perplexetic
60T6
Jan 21, 2012 Ammit
90T7
Jan 21, 2012 peekingpanda peekingpanda
65T9
Jan 05, 2012 Icarus Icarus
95T10
A remarkable film about a woman's journey from isolation and abstraction to a more connected and human existence. Lee uses melodrama beautifully, the shifting tones balancing perfectly on one another. His portrayal of religion is one of the fairest, charitably rendered in recent memory, the film illustrating its interest in every significant character. The two leads are especially good, and while Jeon has gotten the accolades, it's the tender and comic performance from Song that endures for me.
Dec 28, 2011 The_Mxe
82T5
Dec 01, 2011 FitFortDanga MartinTeller
67T4
It felt like someone running down a checklist of various reactions to grief, predictable, no real insight. I didn't think Jeon 's performance was that great, despite all the accolades. She does have her moments but other times I cringed. I did like the relationship with the eager mechanic and also the teenage girl. And I liked how even-handed Lee is in his approach to religion, and how the film spends some time with that subject and then moves on. But mostly my reaction was merely lukewarm.
Nov 24, 2011 frg frg
9T9
Nov 09, 2011 ksboyd kylefilms
90T9
Nov 09, 2011 genevajoy genevajoy
85T8
Oct 30, 2011 gazpacho
80T9
Oct 22, 2011 SlantMag SlantMag
30T8
"Lee has a rare gift for depicting how the minor dissonance of everyday interactions eventually explodes into public displays of rage and despair." - Kevin B. Lee
Oct 14, 2011 LEAVES
63T8
Oct 12, 2011 avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
68T9
Oct 10, 2011 IL I.L.
64T5
Sep 28, 2011 NRM03
63T6
Sep 26, 2011 fenixdown fenixdown
86T10
Sep 08, 2011 jonnykungfu
85T9
One of the most amazing performances I've ever seen in a great film that will likely be regarded as a classic if it finds an audience. Chang-dong Lee could be South Korea's Bergman if he continues in this vein and perfects his craft.
Sep 05, 2011 dsjoerdsma
70T5
Sep 03, 2011 FrankHowley FrankHowley
80T9
Sep 03, 2011 PerryStroika PerryStroika
67T8
Deeply cathartic and unforgettable.
Sep 01, 2011 RedFalcon Red_Falcon_
75T8
Aug 28, 2011 kastenm kastenm
59T3
Aug 28, 2011 jamesford
86T5
Aug 09, 2011 Meta_Critic Meta Critic
84T10
Aug 07, 2011 keskin keskin
68T6
Jul 22, 2011 alternative
6T6
Jun 23, 2011 Alexandru Alexandru
4T4
Jun 19, 2011 mark83
7T8
Mar 31, 2011 NRM02
49T4
Mar 29, 2011 VinegarBob VinegarBob
85T9
Mar 24, 2011 Blizniak
80T7
Mar 24, 2011 theficionado
63T7
Mar 21, 2011 NRM01
67T8
Mar 16, 2011 johnny_geo johnny geo
75T7
Mar 11, 2011 corruptelite
84T9
Mar 11, 2011 Stain Stain
30T3
Dull and unpleasant
Mar 01, 2011 recep arikan
70T3
Feb 05, 2011 cambel cambel
72T6
Jan 22, 2011 Positive Jon
95T10
Jan 21, 2011 akjn akjn
75T7
Jan 18, 2011 atreides atreides
90T7
Jan 16, 2011 Warren Warren
82T6
Jan 15, 2011 Mawazh Mawazh
70T5
Jan 06, 2011 jeffv jeff_v
73T8
Dec 31, 2010 bedirhankara bedirhankara
77T9
Dec 27, 2010 ppplll
20T3
Aug 17, 2010 onetwothree
60T7
Aug 13, 2010 gaddark gaddark
76T8
Aug 13, 2010 IMDb_byvotes IMDb-byvotes
73T7
Jul 21, 2010 OhYes OhYes
78T10
Jul 18, 2010 micmac micmac•
74T8
Jul 13, 2010 Kokolo
80T7
Jun 29, 2010 Inframan Inframan
85T4
Jun 04, 2010 popolinka Thegoodboy
54T5
Jun 03, 2010 CinemaAsia Cinema_Asia
75T8
It's basically a 2 hour emotional meltdown. That's not to say it's not good because it does feature some great acting. However, the drawn out suffering of one woman ultimately makes you feel like a sadistic voyeur. Everything about this is an example of the tearjerking dramas Korean film is famous for. Even the title is sort of ironic. It's not a total tears fest there are funny moments. But the events feel engineered which despite the commendable acting makes it appear disingenuous at times.
May 31, 2010 ksc6000
85T5
Apr 21, 2010 biblioklept biblioklept
82T8
Mar 06, 2010 screaminp screamin_p
60T3
Feb 05, 2010 oxiukas1 oxiukas1
6T2
Jan 19, 2010 Spunkie Spunkie
40T3
Dec 28, 2009 gork gork
84T8
Dec 20, 2009 bharath
75T8
This movie describes the life of a Sin-ae who is struck by tragic event and how she lives her life coping with these events. The acting by Do-yeon Jeon is amazing portraying the bereaved woman. Kang-ho Song plays the role of a person trying to get a place in the heart of Sin-ae. This movie is great except for a big part of the movie which shows the grieving part of the woman to be part preaching Christianity. I would have rated this movie higher if not for that.
Dec 06, 2009 Kymera6
89T6
Oct 18, 2009 Barthalen Barthalen
72T7
It's pretty hard to watch the emotional collapse of the grieving main character. Drama with a capital D. Good performances all-over, but pretty draining.
Oct 04, 2009 winds winds
5T6
Sep 12, 2009 negative
2T6
Sep 08, 2009 shin508 shin508
90T10
Aug 12, 2009 Sebastian
73T7
Aug 05, 2009 Bullt Bullt
48T2
Jul 27, 2009 evilmd evil_md
84T10
Jul 06, 2009 Ercan Ercan
6T6
Jul 02, 2009 Grouchy Grouchy
89T9
Jun 11, 2009 Gyronomic Gyronomic
60T7
Jun 07, 2009 picciotto
75T8
May 20, 2009 Veterini Veterini
91T10
Apr 21, 2009 drynwhyl drynwhyl
88T7
Apr 19, 2009 imdb imdb
74T9
Mar 21, 2009 lidya lidya
95T6
Mar 16, 2009 muku25
80T9
Feb 13, 2009 abowloffire
66T2
Feb 05, 2009 Gody85 Gody85
66T9
Dec 28, 2008 JimmyLeresky JimmyLeresky
60T3
Dec 23, 2008 zezim
70T4
Dec 18, 2008 Ortman Ortman
17T1
Dec 15, 2008 StarsDown
87T7
Dec 09, 2008 Ralegend Ralegend
30T2
Nov 22, 2008 agalloholic agalloholic
60T3
Nov 18, 2008 HKi HKi
83T10
Nov 04, 2008 Tostadora Tostadora
78T8
Oct 17, 2008 columbiatch columbiatch
74T7
Oct 13, 2008 coltrane
5T7
Sep 22, 2008 kangadoodoo kangadoodoo
65T7
Sep 18, 2008 filmaffinity filmaffinity
72T9
Sep 03, 2008 isaacristich
85T8
Aug 27, 2008 goran
66T7
Aug 26, 2008 mert0571
69T8
Aug 26, 2008 walkabout walkabout
76T9
Aug 20, 2008 zapotka zapotka
81T9
Aug 18, 2008 Siltem Siltem
75T9
Aug 15, 2008 dogsassgod
86T9
Aug 05, 2008 barfly barfly
81T9
Jul 31, 2008 internet
85T10
Jul 13, 2008 purity
3T9
Jul 04, 2008 zwyk
80T9
Jun 21, 2008 Mingus
3T9
Jun 01, 2008 Can
87T3
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