Peppermint Candy
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Peppermint Candy

General info
Original title: Bakha Satang (박하사탕)
Country: Japan, South Korea
Year: 2000
Genre: Drama
IMDB Rating: 7.7 1583 votes
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.
Movie info
Language: Korean
Colormode: Color
Running time: 127

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Tags: Peppermint Candy, Bakha Satang, 2000, Japanese movies, Korean movies, Drama movies, asian movies

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Peppermint Candy
KFCC, by Brandon Fincher source:
«Backwards in every sense of the word, Peppermint Candy provides us with a frightfully disturbing, yet undeniably realistic look at life and the results of its ups and downs. A», by Anthony Leong source:
«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.», By JOSHUA TANZER source:
«Brutal but brilliant, "Peppermint Candy" follows the sinister career of a Korean cop in a suspensefully constructed, politically charged, emotionally intense story told backwards.», by Sanjuro source:
«Peppermint Candy is a masterfully told tale of love and loss that invites repeat viewings. Sul Kyung-Gu is magnetic as the film's tragic protagonist.», by Darcy Paquet source:
«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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Lee, Chang-DongLEE Chang-Dong
East Film Company


Kim, Yeo-JinKIM Yeo-Jin
as Hongja
Sol, Kyung-GuSOL Kyung-Gu
as Yongho
Suh, JungSUH Jung
Moon, So-RiMOON So-Ri
as Sunim
Kim, In-KwonKIM In-Kwon
KO Seo-Hie
Lee, Dae-YeonLEE Dae-Yeon
Park, Ji-YeonPARK Ji-Yeon
PARK Se-Beom
YU Yeon-Su


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