Plot: Story about man's life. From death to birth. First it's just a lunatic crashed by train, then beggar who lost everything. Later a monster - sadistic police officer and finally nice guy who can be easily shape into just anyone. Very important movie about the system capable to destroy or elevate individual thrown inside, but most of all about the choices we all have to make. Makes you think about your life too.
Peppermint Candy, the second feature from acclaimed director Lee Chang-dong, was chosen to be the opening film of the 1999 Pusan International Film Festival.
«Regardless of whether "Peppermint Candy" is viewed from a personal or political angle, there is little doubt that director Lee Chang Dong has created a modern masterpiece. With a judiciously-applied narrative structure and the brooding performance of Sol Kyung-gu, "Peppermint Candy" is a bittersweet confection that illustrates how the innocence and optimism of youth can end up crushed under the relentless march of time, the travails of happenstance, and the frailties of the human heart.»
«Peppermint Candy is the personal history of a man whose troubled experiences leave him greatly disturbed. The film asks of its viewers a fair amount of concentration and emotional energy; some scenes are upsetting, while others give us mere hints of beauty: the undeveloped potential that lies dormant within our hero.»
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