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Old 08-19-2011, 12:02 PM
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Default 'Secret Sunshine' - High-Def Digest Review

E has reviewed the Criterion release of 'Secret Sunshine.' He says this is an emotionally expressive drama exploring grief and the search for consolation. This Blu-ray features near-reference video and excellent audio. Supplements are a little lacking. Recommended for fans of cerebral art house films!

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Old 08-20-2011, 05:05 AM
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I watched Secret Sunshine last night, and at one point I thought it was going to be all preachy about the 'healing power of religion', which started to turn me off. However, it doesn't go that way at all, and the direction it chooses is really quite powerful.

One thing though, a lot of critics don't seem to mention this, but did anyone else see Jong-chan as a metaphor for God?
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Old 08-20-2011, 02:43 PM
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wow, excellent point, jude! he really does play a curious role -- always and creepily watchful, observant but helpless to do anything, as if completely clueless on how to relate with another human. I like it. Will now have to watch it again from that perspective.

And like you, I felt it wavering on the preachy side, but then boom! that scene at the prison. Turns out Lee Chong-dong did it all methodically and purposefully. Really excellent film.
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