Romance

Haeuhhwa / Love, Lies (2016) Heung-sik Park, Woo-hee Chun, Hyo-ju Han, Sung-woong Park, Drama, Romance

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Two best friends, So-yool and Yeon-hee, dream of becoming the top artists in Seoul together. But their friendship doesn’t last long as Yoon-woo, So-yool’s first love and songwriter, falls in love with Yeon-hee and her voice. So-yool’s feeling of jealousy and inferiority towards Yeon-hee grows by the day, and she eventually makes a drastic decision to bring the two lovers down.

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Nareul Itjimarayo / Don’t Forget Me (2016) Yoon-Jung Lee, Seong-woo Bae, Young-nam Jang, Yi-jin Jo, Drama, Mystery, Romance

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A man calling himself Jin-young walks into a police station to report a missing person: himself. Starting at the end of the story, Jin-young is revealed to be be Suk-won, a lawyer suffering severe memory loss and a total change of character. Formerly ruthless and calculating, the amnesiac Suk-won is kind and gentle; completely unlike the man his colleagues want for the important trial of their highest billing client, Mrs. Kim. In order to appease his firm, Suk-won goes to see a psychiatrist. At the hospital he meets Jin-young, a skittish woman he is inexplicably drawn to even as she does her best to steer clear him. As Suk-won investigates both his own past and Mrs. Kim’s case the tragic truth of his and Jin-young’s enduring connection to each other is revealed, bringing Suk-won full circle in a story of loss and the pain of remembrance.

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Les ambitieux / Ambitious (2006) Catherine Corsini, Karin Viard, Éric Caravaca, Jacques Weber, Comedy, Romance

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On the one hand you have Judith Zahn, an arrogant, snobbish, bitchy Parisian editor. On the other hand meet Julien Demarsay: an insecure, timid, young bookseller from the East of France who has just written his first autobiographic novel, with what it takes of navel-contemplating and soul-searching. What do they have in common? Nothing much, except that sex will unite them, ambition part them before true love is born between them at last.

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Cry for Happy (1961) George Marshall, Glenn Ford, Donald O’Connor, Miiko Taka, Comedy, Romance

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U.S. Navy combat cameraman Andy Cyphers (Ford) & his team – Murray Prince (O’Connor), George Washing Suzuki and Lank, billet themselves in an “off-limits’ Kyoto, Japan, heisha house while on leave. Cyphers quickly becomes attracted to the beautiful Chiyoko, while Murray falls in love with the pixie-like Harue. A tongue-in-cheek story told by Murray to newspapermen, that he is fighting the Korean War to help Japanese orphans, becomes big news in America and lands them in trouble.

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Yu Ta-fu chuan ji / Cherry Blossoms (1988) Eddie Ling-Ching Fong, Yat Sun Chan, Yun-Fat Chow, Tat Wah Fok, Drama, Romance

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In 1913, Yu Dafu goes from China to Japan to study. At that time, Japan is the nascent superpower of East Asia, while China, the “sick man of Asia”, is in turmoil. Dafu is forced to confront the formidable combination of challenging schoolwork, foreign culture, and a racist populace during his time in Japan, and, along the way, struggles with becoming a man, emotionally and sexually. Towards the beginning of the film, he meets, while bathing nude in a hot spring, Lung-erh, and falls in love instantly. Although Yu Dafu is unable to locate her after their brief encounter, he eventually runs into her again after having taken up his studies in Nagoya.

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Cho-kam-gak Keo-peul / Sensitive Couple (2008) Hyeong-ju Kim, Min Ji-min, Ku Jin, Yeong-ho Joo, Romance

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College boy Su-min is looking around paintings in a gallery when he hears someone screaming for help. That’s where he first meets a high school girl, Hyun-Jin. They soon meet again in a park, and she realises he is gifted: he can read people’s minds. He doesn’t want to be near her but somehow he happens to talk with her all the time, which makes him confused. They unexpectedly run into a kidnapping case and she grows more and more convinced about his possessing a supernatural power.

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To the Shores of Tripoli (1942) H. Bruce Humberstone, John Payne, Maureen O’Hara, Randolph Scott, Drama, Romance, War

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Sergeant Dixie Smith has more raw recruits to turn into Marines, if he can. Among them is cocky casanova Chris Winters, son of an officer, who’s just tried to “mash” Mary Carter, a major’s niece. Once on base, he finds Mary’s a nurse and an off-limits officer. Does this stop him? Of course not. But his attitude problem soon puts him in a position where he must redeem himself, with December 7, 1941 fast approaching.

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Angels and Insects (1995) Philip Haas, Mark Rylance, Kristin Scott Thomas, Patsy Kensit, Drama, Romance

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The movie is a study of a family of country gentry in Victorian England. William Adamson, a young scientist, is introduced into the Alabaster family by Reverend Mr Alabaster who is also fascinated by insects. William marries the older daughter of the family and studies the amounts of insects in the garden of the villa. His – for the gentry – strange behaviors reveal at the same time their own failures and passions.

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