My Beautiful Days (2002)

Discussion in 'Archive' started by llanes13, Aug 28, 2007.

  1. llanes13

    llanes13 Guest



    My Beautiful Days (2002)
    aka 24

    Genre: Drama
    Country: South Korea
    Subtitle: English (srt)

    Overlooked on its release* but already being rapidly re-evaluated* MY BEAUTIFUL DAYS is all about those years between leaving college and starting life when nothing seems to be happening but time keeps slipping away. Old age is ahead of you* an ill-remembered youth is behind* and what are you going to do with the rest of your life?

    Just finishing up his government service as a parking lot attendant* Jun-I (Kim Hyung-Sung* Resurrection of the Little Match gGrl)* is unable to get a grip on anything he's doing. He spends his days directing traffic and having a desultory affair with a married woman; at night he works at a dry cleaners owned by an older man* hiding from problems of his own* who's also named Jun-I. He runs into an ex-girlfriend and her little sister; incidents accumulate* emotions build* and it all comes off like real life: there're no dramatic climaxes* nothing you can put your finger on and say "There! That's where it all changed." But there's no mistaking this movie for anything other than an urgent call to stop worrying about the water temperature and get in the pool. Sink or swim* it's your life and you better start living it. Impeccable acting* and the firm* sure hand of an auteur at the helm* My Beautiful Days is a quick sip of bitter medicine to cure the ironic distance that ails you.


Share This Page