Film: No Regret

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

While it's received some exposure on the film festival circuit in '07 and '08, the indie movie No Regret, which was released in South Korea in late 2006 (and set a new SK box office record for an independent film) is getting its U.S. release in LA and New York starting July 25th.

The film directed by Leesong Hee-Il (starring Lee Young-Hoon and Lee Han), has garnered some great reviews and has even been compared to Wong Kar-Wai's Happy Together and Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain.

Here's the synopsis:

The plot revolves around Sumin, an orphan who comes to Seoul to study art design. While supporting himself by working a factory job by day and driving cars for the rich by night, he comes to the attention of Jaemin, a young man from a rich but conservative background. When Sumin learns that he is spared from a layoff at the factory by Jaemin, whose family owns the business, he volunteers to quit himself rather than be seen as favoured by the boss’s son. Now unable to support himself, he soon finds himself working as a prostitute in a gay bar. Jaemin, however, is determined to find Sumin once more and win his heart. He ultimately succeeds, but the lovers’ bliss is short-lived when Jaemin’s family starts to intervene. The film is then propelled toward a powerful and unexpected climax that will shock some, but also surprise and touch others.
View the trailer below:

For more go to IMDB or the official U.S. site.