Another Korean addict points for me.Last week, I watched the Korean movie “The Classic”, in Korean “Keulrasik”. I love the story line and the cinematography. The writer was also the director of the movie. I just wish it was my story.The film started showing provincial sceneries while the music “We Can’t Do Anything” was playing in the background. It was peaceful; it allowed me to engage in a musing mode. The music sounded familiar. It seemed that it was already used in one of the local commercials. Still, with that music any one could say, “This movie is great even it had just started”.Then the story introduced the female lead who was alone on her house and was storing books inside the cabinet. When she was done, she grabbed a box that contained a lot of letters and a diary. She said that this box contained the memories of a love story that may be cliché for many but for her, a classic. It was the love story of her mother.The writer unfolded two love stories: in the past and in the present. Though foreshadowing was used, I wasn’t confused of the two time frames. It was smooth. When I was watching the story of the past, I was wishing that it could happen to me, too. It was full of innocent sweetness of a love so pure.
The connections of the two love stories were flawless. Yet, I just couldn’t accept why their love story should end like that. Anyway, no one died here to create a tragic atmosphere. The story retained the feeling of pure love up to the end. I just felt sorry for the two characters. But if not for that twist of the story, the story of the past wouldn’t be that classic. I salute the writer.
I am sorry I couldn’t put too much details of the story because it would spoil everything. Yet, I bet that you could already guess how the story would end once you can see the connections. You will surely withdraw your assumptions for the sake of a perfect love story. And as it ends, it will leave you with mixed emotions.
What’s the sense of this review? I just couldn’t get over it. Mianheyo.