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[2011] Chỉ Riêng Mình Em - Only You- So Ji Sub, Han Hyo Joo



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“Chỉ riêng mình em” đề cập đến mối tình lãng mạn xót xa của cô gái mù Jung Hwa và anh chàng cựu võ sĩ Chul Min. 

Mỗi nhân vật với thế giới nội tâm khác biệt nay gặp gỡ và cùng nhau sưởi ấm trái tim. 🍂 Chul Min vì vết thương lòng trong quá khứ mà sống ẩn dật, khép kín, còn Jung Hwa, tuy bệnh tật nhưng luôn lạc quan yêu đời. Hai con người tưởng chừng đối lập, vậy mà hòa hợp đến lạ kỳ. 

Với Only you, mình được hòa vào rất nhiều khung bật cảm xúc: tự nhiên cười, tự nhiên vui vẻ, tự nhiên khát khao điều tốt đẹp hơn... đến với một thế giới chất chứa những u buồn.

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Được trình chiếu mở màn tại Liên hoan phim Quốc tế Busan lần thứ 16, bộ phim tâm lý tình cảm "Only you "thành công vang dội với sự góp mặt của dàn diễn viên nổi tiếng như Han Hyo Joo, So Ji Sub… Nội dung “Chỉ riêng mình em” đề cập đến mối tình lãng mạn xót xa của cô gái mù Jung Hwa và anh chàng cựu võ sĩ Chul Min. Mỗi nhân vật với thế giới nội tâm khác biệt nay gặp gỡ và cùng nhau sưởi ấm trái tim. Chul Min vì vết thương lòng trong quá khứ mà sống ẩn dật, khép kín, còn Jung Hwa, tuy bệnh tật nhưng luôn lạc quan yêu đời. Hai con người tưởng chừng đối lập, vậy mà hòa hợp đến lạ kỳ. 
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Sau khi bộ phim được khởi chiếu, Han Hyo Joo và So Ji Sub được bầu là cặp bạn diễn đẹp đôi nhất trên màn ảnh Hàn. Với những khán giả yêu thích sự lãng mạn mang tính thương hiệu của Hàn Quốc, xem phim này là lựa chọn không thể bỏ qua.

 
Always
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Hangul  그
Revised Romanization Ohjik geudaeman
McCune–Reischauer Ochik kŭtaeman
Directed by Song Il-gon
Produced by Kim Jeong-hui
Moon Bo-mi
Written by Song Il-gon
Roh Hong-jin
Story by Jang Hyun-sung
Starring So Ji-sub
Han Hyo-joo
Music by Choe Cheol-su
Bang Jun-seok
Cinematography Hong Kyung-pyo
Edited by Nam Na-yeong
Production
company
Distributed by Showbox/Mediaplex
Release date
  • October 20, 2011
Running time
106 minutes
Country South Korea
Language Korean
Box office US$6.2 million

Always (Hangul오직 그대만RROhjik GeudaemanMROchik kŭtaeman; lit. Only You) is a South Korean film directed by Song Il-gon. Starring So Ji-suband Han Hyo-joo in the lead roles, it is about a romance between an ex-boxer who has closed his heart to the world and a telemarketer who remains spirited despite slowly going blind.[2]

With online tickets selling out a 2,000-seat outdoor movie theater in a record seven seconds,[3] Always was the opening film of the 2011 Busan International Film Festival.[4]

It was released in theaters on October 20, 2011.[5] In South Korea, the film had a total of 1,027,614 admissions nationwide.[

Plot[edit]

Having closed himself away from the world, former boxer Cheol Min starts a new part-time job as a parking lot attendant. One night, He is sitting in the tiny pay booth in the parking lot and staring at the small television when a young woman, Jung Hwa, walks into the tollbooth. She offers something to Cheol-min and sits next to him. Cheol-min realizes the woman is blind and she is confusing him for the parking attendant who worked there previously. Their lives change forever from this point.

Cast[edit]

  • So Ji-sub as Jang Cheol-min[7]
  • Han Hyo-joo as Ha Jung-hwa[8]
  • Yun Jong-hwa as Min Tae-sik
  • Kang Shin-il as Choi (boxing gym manager)
  • Park Chul-min as Coach Bang
  • Jo Sung-ha as section chief Choi
  • Jin Goo as pottery store owner
  • Oh Kwang-rok as Park Chang-soo (man wanted by loan sharks)
  • Kim Jeong-hak as team leader Ma
  • Kim Mi-kyung as Sister Joanna
  • Wie Seung-bae as martial arts champion
  • Jung Jae-jin as shift old man
  • Min Kyeong-jin as janitor
  • Yum Hye-ran as beauty parlor owner
  • Ahn Se-ho as broker
  • Choi Gyo-sik as real estate agent

Movie Review: Always/Only You

Alizey 07/14/17

Looking for a kmovie to put you for Valentines spirit? Check out this classic. Always is 2011 romantic film which is a must watch for any Asian movie lover.

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Cheol Min/Marcelino is our leading male played by So Ji Sub. He used to be a boxer but quit after some time and refuses to continue again. This man is very mysterious, quiet, closed off, and all we really know is that he has a dark past which he avoids. So Ji Sub has always been one of my favorite actors, and he has won my heart again with this role.

Then we have Jung Hwa played by Han Hyo Joo. Jung Hwa lost her eye sight due to an accident. Despite her tragedy, she is able to stay positive. She's one of those pure hearted characters who are super loving and impossible to hate. I haven't seen a lot of works by Han Hyo Joo, the only one I can think of is W: two worlds, but I think she was perfect in this role; her acting was amazing.

Besides these two, there are a lot of other of other popular actors in this movie including Jin Goo, Park Chul Min, and Kang Shin Il. Just looking at the cast you could tell it was going to be a good movie.

The chemistry between the leads was great. Some aspects of the romance were cliché but other parts were pretty unique. The love story is cute at times but was a real tear jerker. For me, anything involving someone with disabilities will make me cry, so this movie really hit the spot.

Besides the romance, there is also a bit of action and suspense. There isn't any comedy really, so it isn't the typical lighthearted Korean romance, but it's still worth the watch. Overall, if your looking for a romantic melodrama movie you should check this out.

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There were a few things that really confused me throughout the movie. I wasn't sure what his name was supposed to be. Like the orphanage gave him one name but he goes by some other name. Plus, I wish the girl would stop calling him ahjussi but she never did. I know it's out of respect but whenever I hear ahjussi I think of an old man.

The ending kind of confused me too. Who was the man in the car; the one who tried to kill him? I also wish they explained what happened to him after the accident. They could have shown a mini flash back of what he went through and how he ended up back in the same area. I also found the time lapse really frustrating.

But despite the few plot holes, I really loved this movie. My favorite part was when she sees the light in her window when he remodeled her house.

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Sad af movies, was literally like my 3rd Asian movie I watched.

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Awwww i love this movie. I started liking So Ji Sub because of this. And this is one of the K movies i highly recommend to my friends to watch :wink:

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I loved it, the accident was confusing, I think the one that sent him to stab was the other boxer, which I did not understand because he had a scar on his face

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I liked it, but it was confusing sometimes.

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Story , chemistry between leads, the way they played their roles everything is Just beautiful in this movie. :heart: :heart: This movie made Kmovies addict tbh

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  • Story , chemistry between leads, the way they played their roles everything is Just beautiful in this movie. :heart: :heart: This movie made Kmovies addict tbh
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An Uncommonly Common Korean Romantic Movie ....Always / Only You


It's sooo............ true ''2 love is nothing, 2 be loved is something, 2 love and be loved is everything''. Being a romantic movie freak I happened to watch romantic movies every now and then but in a rare case the character 'stay in your mind'. Though I agree this movie is full of old cliches but it has fresh bent on an old theme. Like all other romantic movies it also shows love, life, patience and sacrifices but their romance left a ultimate soft feeling which tremble my heart and made me want to fall in love like that.


In that note, I must say that Koreans are so helplessly romantic, otherwise they won't able to produce so many wonderful break-your -heart, tear-jerking romantic drama and movies and they are not just commonly good , they are crazily fantabulasly fantastic! And you also find the special tenderness in this movie. I think, So Ji- sub, the male lead is the key factor here for which I like this movie that much. The stronger silent type, a staple character of the romance genre, suits him well. He succeeds in bringing both the physicality and vulnerability out of his character. And the female lead's (Han Jye- hyo) beauty and freshness add extra flavor in it.


The story centered on Chul-min (So Ji- sub) an ex boxer who has broken away from the murky world of debt collection and now lives a quiet life working as a parking attendant. While at work, one night he meets Jung Hwa (Han Jye- hyo), a telemarketer who lost her sight in an accident and mistakes Chul-min for the former  guard. Despite the new occupant, the girl stays to ''watch'' a soap opera on a small TV set, asking the attendant questions about the heroin's clothing and shoes. Sensing something warm, sweet and sincere in him she frequently visits him sharing his booth to watch K-dramas. Due to his shady past Chul-min has rendered him non- communicative but few more nights of such viewing draw the reclusive man out of his shell. While watching drama one day she asks what he looks like and he reluctantly concedes, ''people say I look manly''. Looking at cheerful and bright Jung Hwa (Han Jye- hyo), Chul-min
slowly starts two open his mind and Jung Hwa also lets him enter her lonely world. One day Chul min accompanies Jung-hwa to a musical. Afterwards they have dinner together. During conversation when Jung-hwa asks about Chul-min's past, he relentlessly berates Jung-hwa for asking about his past and their relation ship becomes awkward, but at her door he says sorry for his rudeness and also adds it's not her, it's him who is not worth being with because he was really bad boy in his past life and also concludes by saying he live a decent life now. She doesn't day anything and left.


Several days later when Jung Hwa's boss follows her home and tries to sexually assault her Chul-min busts through the door. He beats her boss half dead and asks her to stop working there because from now on he is going to take her responsibility. Though at first Chul-min's word does make her feel miserable but soon they move together and start to  live as a couple. Chul-min also buy her a golden retriever puppy 2 accompany her when he is not around and to lead better life with the new love, he starts boxing. But always the the good time ends soon. As Chul-min finds out that Jung-hwa might lose her eyesight forever if she doesn't receive the transplant operation soon and he himself is responsible for the accident which took her eyesight and her parents away 5 years ago, he falls into despair.

Burdened with the complex feeling mixed with guilt towards her and affection, he decides to play in the gambling fight abroad, which will make collect huge amount of money at once. He leaves her all at once without a trace or any note.
 Luckily Chul-min wins the game and surgery is done but Jung-hwa knows nothing about his sacrifices. But too bad, before Chul-min meets her, he gets an accident. After recovering Jung-hwa tries to find him but due to his changed identity she can't get him.

But two years later when he recovers and accidentally meets her, its too late, because she doesn't recognize him and once again Chul-min tries to leave her without any trace but this time Jung-hwa's golden retriever help her to get her lost love.

Always (2011) Film Review – City Lights Meets An Affair to Remember in This Hidden Romantic Gem

Posted by Amber Topping | Nov 18, 2016 | 0

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Always (2011) Film Review

There is something beautiful and emotional about the Korean romantic drama, Always. Like the classic romances of the past, the story and performances capture your heart and make you believe in true love all over again!

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Always (a clear homage and reimagining of Charlie Chaplin’s City Lights in modern day) tells the story of ex-boxer Jang Cheol-min (So Ji-Sub) who falls in love with the kind-hearted but struggling blind woman Ha Jung-hwa (Han Hyo-joo). Their relationship deepens when Cheol-min becomes her benefactor only to have his dark past threaten their future together. The two make an unlikely pair – the ex-convict/boxer and the sweet, blind girl with a tragic past. Yet it works in every way.

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City Lights. Photo: United Artists

Fans of City Lights will also appreciate the subtle references to Chaplin’s masterpiece sprinkled throughout the film. Even flowers make an appearance. However, while, this is a clear reimagining and homage don’t expect to find a comedy. Always is an intense drama that will make you feel something in your gut and that’s the best possible compliment I can give it.

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The greatest aspect of the film is, of course, the romance. It’s beautifully done with just the right amount of emotion, swoon-worthy moments, and suspense. There’s even a scene of the always swoony actor So-Ji Sub giving the leading lady a golden retriever puppy as a present. I know I’m not the only one who’s had that fantasy! You know, being given a puppy (mine was always a golden retriever puppy so extra points for the film) wrapped in a bow as a romantic gift. While there’s no actual bow, I’d say this sequence was still absolute perfection.

I also appreciated just how romantic and even suspenseful the film is. Often in romantic films today, romantic suspense has been lost. What I mean by that is – as a viewer, we don’t question the ending or even feel anything when we watch. Perhaps we expect a happy ending or a tragic ending because the film is heavily formulaic (which is perfectly acceptable). Or maybe we expect a bad ending because it’s an artsy film that doesn’t think it’s “cool” to have happily ever after. Or perhaps the film just isn’t even romantic enough for us to care one way or the other.

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But how often do we watch a “new” romance and feel as if we are on the edge of our seat wondering how the story will end? What Director Song Il-Gon does rather brilliantly is bring back the element of suspense so often lost in romantic films today. And I’m talking An Affair to Remember level of suspense. That moment when they first miss each other because of the accident. And then later when he sees the painting. Your heart pounds because you want him to discover the truth! You feel intense emotion and even suspense when you watch it. The same can be said for Always.

Without giving away the ending, I can tell you to expect to have your heart beating out of your chest as you anticipate the film’s romantic climax. You know the ending but you don’t know the ending and your heart is beating! Sigh… And it’s absolutely marvelous.

Some might argue the film is overly sentimental or even unrealistic. But what’s wrong with an emotional love story? The romance genre in film is in real danger right now because filmmakers fear criticism for being too soppy and sentimental. Arguably, it’s this focus on being too “realistic” and “unsentimental” that hurts the genre.

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I find many of the new romances lack real emotion. As if the writers and directors are afraid to have characters actually connect – touch physically. And I’m not talking about a sex scene. I’m talking about holding hands, hugging, a touch of the cheek, carrying, etc. Some actual build up. If one thing can be said about Korean films and television, they are not afraid to be unabashedly romantic in their entertainment. And I rather admire that about them. It’s a quality American filmmakers could learn from. There is a reason there aren’t as many romantic films as there used to be. And many of the ones out there just aren’t as good as the ones from the past. Part of that reason is literally because it has become politically correct to be unromantic, unsentimental, even unemotional. It’s enough to make all of us old-fashioned romance fans scream!

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Thankfully, Always embraces exactly what it is: A Romantic Drama. There is no tip-toeing around the genre, walking on eggshells afraid the sentimentality will offend a modern sensibility. In fact, Song Il-Gon is not apologetic in his approach. You know, the “I’m sorry, so, so, sorry that you’re watching a romance. But, I promise I won’t do anything too romantic so you won’t give me a bad review” mentality.

Song-Il-Gon is not only unapologetic about the film being romantic but he clearly loves the genre. There is no doubt he is familiar with film history and classic romance films. He’s obviously studied the greats and incorporated some of these past techniques into his own film in an old-fashioned but modern way.  Now, it is a drama. So, I won’t tell you if it has a happy ending or not. What I will tell you, is that I felt the film has the perfect ending. And one that embraces the genre wholeheartedly.

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On top of the wonderful story and romance, the performances are also fantastic. So Ji-sub never disappoints as the romantic leading man because he has a way of displaying emotion like no other actor I’ve seen before. He uses every part of his body, face, and voice to emote which will draw you into the character and his brooding performance as the redemptive boxer. Also noteworthy is Han Hyo-joo’s performance as the blind woman. Playing a blind character is never an easy task but she plays the role to perfection. The chemistry between the two actors also works which only enhances the quality of the film.

As far as criticisms go, I felt some of the lighting and makeup could have been better in a few parts of the film. Perhaps it was the intent to make So Ji-Sub’s character look unhealthy and sickly in the first third of the film but I felt the lighting and makeup made him look a little too orange in a few scenes which were slightly distracting. But these are minor quibbles. Once he begins to transform himself and his life, expect to see scenes like this:

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So, who’s complaining?

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Me watching “Always!” (I kid!)

On another note, the boxing sequence could have been a “little” less violent but that’s because I have a queasy stomach when it comes to violence.

In fact, there are a couple sequences in the film that are very difficult to watch, even brutal. So prepare! A boxing scene which is Million Dollar Baby level violent (perhaps even more so) – and a scene soon after that involves a distressing plot twist. I can’t give too much away about these two scenes as it would reveal too much about major plot developments in the story. While disturbing, I will say these two scenes are necessary to the plot. However, if violence bothers you, you may need to close your eyes for a few moments! I’m pretty sure my heart nearly stopped a couple times.

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Overall, Always is a film that tugs at the heartstrings in the best ways possible! If you love films about true love and waiting for someone “always,” then you should love this film!

Where to Watch: You can stream Always on Dramafever or Buy on DVD (although be careful some of the Chinese DVD releases of the film cut out a couple kiss scenes).

Content Note: While unrated, expect most of the film to feel like a PG/PG-13 film. However, there are a couple of violent scenes that arguably could make the film Rated R. Also included is some sensuality and an attempted rape scene – but nothing graphic.


Other titles: Only You, 오직 그대만, Ohjik geudaeman, Ochik kŭtaeman

Photos: HB Entertainment/51K/Showbox/Mediaplex

OVERALL RATING

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“The stuff that dreams are made of.”

ROMANCE RATING

Five heart rating

“You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope.

I have loved none but you.”

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So Ji-sub and Han Hyo-joo’s sad romance in Only You

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Posters and stills are out for Only You, the movie starring So Ji-sub and Han Hyo-joo in a “beautiful but sad” love story, which appears to be So’s specialty. (See also: I’m Sorry, I Love You, What Happened In Bali, and Road No. 1. The man has tragic romance down to an art form.)

Han Hyo-joo plays Jung-hwa, a woman who has lost her sight in an accident but maintains a positive outlook. On the flipside is So Ji-sub as Chul-min, a former boxer with a dark past. Just once I’d like to see that dynamic flipped — nihilistic heroine paired with an optimistic hero. Just to mix things up a little, you know what I mean? Why does it always have to be the pure, sweet woman who turns around the man’s dark/cold/emotionally inaccessible worldview? I think the setup has long lost its punch, and the cliches need a little shakeup. Chungmuro, get on it!

The posters play with the whole vision concept as they cover each other’s eyes in turn. From the description and promos, it looks like this won’t necessarily be tragic melodrama (as in, death, disease, and gnashing of teeth), but I think it’s fair to expect it to come at us full-on with the melodrama.

Only You plans to release in theaters later this year.

Via Kuki News

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