opening in limited release: late autumn

Hey film fans. If you've had your fill of summer blockbusters (seriously, Green Lantern does not look very good), and you're looking for something a little different, consider checking out the Korean romantic drama Late Autumn, directed by Tae-Yong Kim and starring Tang Wei and Hyun Bin. It opens in limited release starting this Friday, June 17 from CJ Entertainment. Here's a short trailer:

Here's the synopsis:
Anna Chen's (Tang Wei) highly jealous husband discovers that Anna has rekindled a relationship with her first love. When Anna's husband confronts her about their relationship a terrible fight ensues. Anna awakens from a daze and discovers that her husband is dead. The police arrive. 7 years later, Anna learns in prison that her mother has passed away in Seattle. Prison officials grants Anna a three day furlough to attend her mother's funeral. Anna sits alone on a bus about to embark on a long trip to Seattle. A man in a hurry suddenly boards the bus right before its departure. The man doesn't have enough money to pay for the ticket so he looks over to the seated passengers. The man spots Anna and walks confidently to her. He smiles and asks to borrow $30. The man eventually gets the $30 and is able to ride the bus to Seattle. The sweet-talking man's name is Hoon (Hyun Bin). He is a Korean immigrant who works as a gigolo. Hoon is now on the run from a wealthy client's furious husband. These two seemingly lost souls are about to share three memorable days together ...
I caught this film last month at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival and really enjoyed it. It's a quiet, unconventional, deliberately paced drama with standout lead performances from Tang Wei and Hyun Bin. Great stuff. Late Autumn opens in Los Angeles and Seattle this Friday, with San Jose, Atlanta and New York to follow. For more information about the movie, go to here.

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