Complex emotional relationships and human nature’s darker sides are explored in this captivating suspense drama about a cop whose lust for love threatens to get in the way of his professional life.
Ki-hoon (Han Suk-yu) is guy that doesn’t mind an erotic adventure. Even though he is married to charming and beautiful Soo-hyun, he engages in a passionate affair with his wife’s friend night club singer Ka-hee (Lee Eun-joo). As if things weren’t complicated enough, he suddenly starts being attracted to murder suspect Kyung-hee whom he earlier believed to be involved in the killing of her husband. Can Ki-hoon finally overcome all the irresistible temptations he encounters in his life ? These and other questions will be revealed in The Scarlet Letter.
Han Suk-kyu one of Korea’s most respected character actors finally finds his way back to your video screen after an extended hiatus from the movie industry for two years. The beloved star appeared in such blockbusters as Shiri , Tell Me Something and Double Agent. He is respected for his role potential that covers all the different genres from comedy to romance to horror and he has been honored with several Korean film prizes including the Best Actor trophy for his performance in The Green Fish that he was awarded both at the Blue Dragon Awards and the Daejong Film Festival in 1997. As Han is known to go through each and every film plot in minute detail, his peers have come up with the phrase that “all the various scripts for Korean films pass through Han Suk-kyu’s hands first”. The previous works of leading actress Lee Eun-joo include such movies as Taegugki , Bunjee Jumping of Their Own and UFO. She received the Best New Actress award for her debut role in Oh! Soojung at the 38th Daejung Film Festival. Director Daniel H. Byun was honored with the Best Short Film award at the San Francisco Film Festival for his 1991 feature Homo Videocus . His year 2000 debut full-length feature film Interview received very good reviews from the critics who were impressed by his experimental technique. Byun prefers taking on unusual themes, which he likes to present in his own unique way. The explicit love making scenes featured in The Scarlet Letter captured the public’s attention as well as Lee Jeun-joo’s song featured in the movie, which can also be found on the film’s original soundtrack album.
Release Date: 2004
Genre:Mystery / Thriller
Cast:Suk-kyu Han,Eun-ju Lee,Hyeon-a Seong,Ji-won Uhm
Also Known As:Juhong geulshi
Subtitles:2 Sets of Eng Subs (both should work )
(6.9 rating out of 10!!)