Korean title: 꽃피는 봄이 오면 (Ggot-pi-neun Bomi O-myeon)
A man going through mid-life crisis.
Hyeon-woo (Choi Min-sik, 최민식) goes in search of himself in a small coal mining town. The musician who plays the trumpet decides to teach a group of kids at the local high school.
What triggered his soul-searching journey? Another failed audition, a phone call from his erstwhile girlfriend informing him about her impending marriage and a realisation that he’s still living with his Mom at 40-something.
The flick was a little too slow for me and I slept mid-flick. I was waiting to see how Hyeon-woo turned the ragtag group of kids into bona fide musicians but no such luck. The movie stayed focused on Hyeon-woo.
There was also a hint of romance between Hyeon-woo and the local pharmacist, but it headed nowhere.
I was quite bored with the movie, actually.
A story about a trumpeter who finds new hope (like, Spring, you see) after he starts teaching music at a coal mining village.
- Astro KIRANA (Astro Channel 122)
- In Korean with your choice of English or Bahasa Malaysia subtitles
- Check your Astro guide for the time(s), I lost mine.
Pics credit: HanCinema