Review: Daisy [2006]

DaisyDirected by: Andrew Lau
Screenplay: Felix Chong, Jin Gan-san & Kwak Jae-Yong
Produced by: Jeong Hoon-tak
Running Time: 110 min
Release date in South Korea : 2006/03/09

Jeon Ji-hyeon as
Kim Hye-young
Jeong Woo-seong as
Lee Seong-jae as Jeong Woo

Plot [KOFIC]:

An elite Interpol agent Jeong-woo and a ruthless hitman Park-yi, both stationed in Amsterdam and are in love with the same young woman, Hye-young. Hye-Young is a simple sidewalk artist, with dreams of one day holding a real exhibition in a real gallery. Her pure love will draw these deadly men into a spectacular showdown in the process, revealing Hye-Young’s hidden past.

I Say…

Although well plotted, it is another case of I love her-She loves me- But it was I who saw her first. I now believe that to be bad is also sort of how much you can love somebody. In this drama, the lives of three people were instantly interconnected by selfish motives and misleading intuition.

I’ve noticed that the scenes were well organized, different from typical melodramas I’ve seen in the past. It was not too fast, neither was it too slow. It would still keep you thinking who could’ve done this or what could be the reason behind a particular segment in the movie.

I have been waiting for so long to see another melodrama that will leave me with this kind of feeling. The last one was The Classic and that was really long ago. Now, I know why the director exchanged the opportunity to direct Julia Roberts for this well plotted drama. Jeon Ji-hyun’s acting has improved since her Windstruck film, and in the future I guess we’ll see more of her not only on Asian Production.

The theme song pretty much told the whole story and the message was clearly depicted in it, while it was being played in the end; recalling memories about Kim Hye-young and the daisies. It deepened the emotions even more.

It’s a wonderful & highly recommended film, very emotional and meaningful.


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