Secret Sunshine Poster

Release Date: December 22nd, 2010

DVD Release Date: July 1st, 2008

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 22 min

Plot Summary
Tragedy follows a young Korean widow (Jeon Do-yeon) after she and her son move to another town to make a fresh start.

Cast: Jeon Do-yeon, Song Kang-ho, Jo Yeong-jin, Kim Yeong-jae, Jeong-yeob Seon

Director: Chang-dong Lee

Genres: Drama

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Director Lee Chang-dong could well have cut 30 minutes out of the story, but Jeon's performance is powerful enough to keep Secret Sunshine from drowning in an ocean of tears. show more

  • Director Lee Chang-dong's soulful, affecting film is as quiet as a tomb and has a disturbing, critical underside that's hard to shake off. show more

  • Jeon received the Best Actress at Cannes for her wrenching performance. She's the first Korean to receive an acting award at this Festival. show more

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