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A Man Who Was Superman

Post by masterjz on Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:43 pm

Just watched it last night...it's a funny but sad movie...based on a true story starring Jun Ji Hyun (one of my fave Korean actresses..very beautiful)...nice film

A Man Who Was Superman (Hangul: 슈퍼맨이었던 사나이; RR: Syupeomaen-ieotteon sanai) is a 2008 South Korean film directed by Jeong Yoon-chul.




Story

Song Soo-jung is a producer going on her third year at a small company. Her specialty is filming human interest stories. She is driven to produce these shallow stories for the sake of her ambition of one day becoming Korea's own Oprah Winfrey. However, she is reaching the end of whats left of her pride. One day, after months of not getting paid, she leaves her office with the company camera to produce a story on a lion apparently refusing to eat its meal. On her way, however, she comes across a robber, but she is saved somehow by "Superman" in a Hawaiian shirt. Superman claims hes unable to tap into his superhuman powers as "bad guys" have placed kryptonite inside his head. However, he doesn't let that get in his way from helping others, from saving the world from global warming to saving a lost puppy. Soo-jung can see this will make a good story and, with a little tweaking and a little fabricating, she produces the "Superman Saves the World" documentary which goes on to be a ratings hit. After an X-Ray examination of "Superman's" skull, it becomes clear that there really IS something stuck in his head - a bullet. However, the true story behind this Superman (whose real name is Lee Hyuk-Suk), is revealed. As it so happens, two major tragedies that befell Hyun-Suk traumatized him and left him believing he was, in fact, Superman. When Lee was a boy, he saw Superman with his father, who told him that if he counted to one-hundred, he would then become Superman. His father later died in a gunfight, and Lee was shoot in the back of the head. Miraculously, he lived on with the bullet still lodged in his skull. Years later Lee, his wife, and daughter were hit in a car accident. His wife died instantly, but his daughter survived the collision. Among the burning wreckage of the accident, Lee told his daughter if she counted to one hundred, he'd turn into Superman to save her. Unfortunately, just as he was running to the car with a fire extinguisher, the bullet in his head caused a seizure, causing him to collapse on the road. As he writhed on the ground in pain, the car exploded with his daughter still inside. None of onlookers in the crowd attempted to help Lee or his daughter. It was at this moment when mental trauma caused Lee to believe he was Superman. Lee lives his life with the belief that he is indeed Superman. Soo-jung follows Lee around as he attempts to help the community in his bizarre fashion. With his "super-deeds" Lee inspires hope within the community and people begin to follow his example. But this change Lee inspired only manifests when he has lost all hope in attempting to rescue a police officer from underneath a burning car. It at this moment that people help Lee in trying to rescue the police officer. But when Lee attempts to save a child from a burning building, he ends up going in alone. In the collapsing building Lee couldn't find any way of escape so he ends up jumping out of a window with the child, landing on his head. From there he flies and goes back in time to save himself from the bullet that hits Lee in his childhood. He returns to the future where he landed on his head saving the child. In the hospital there appeared to be an "S" when they were about to take his organ. Soo-jung is inspired by Lee's sacrifice and follows his example by helping out an old lady. From then on Soo-jung remembers a phrase used by Lee Hyun-Suk when they first met - "Strength doesn't open big iron doors but a small key." This helps the frosty, calculating Soo-jung to awaken to what's truly important in life..


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Post by hardian46 on Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:49 am

had it on my hard disk..
but still don't have a time to watch this..

how your ratting on this movie, masterjz?

if it's good may be it will become my first priority to watch..
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Post by ikimo on Tue Oct 12, 2010 5:45 pm

I didn't read the story.But I saw the youtube vedio.

It seems like a very sad and beautiful romance.

I can't bear such kind of tragedy.
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Post by masterjz on Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:56 am

@hardian...all my recommends are all worth watching for...if its Jun Ji Hyun then it will always be my first priority...hehe.

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Post by hardian46 on Wed Oct 13, 2010 5:12 am

masterjz wrote:@hardian...all my recommends are all worth watching for...if its Jun Ji Hyun then it will always be my first priority...hehe.

i heard that one of her movie, a story about vampire or something was not get a good reception.. or was i misheard?

hope this movie would be as good as Il Mare..
hmmm, may be don't expected too much..

have you watched White Valentine too?
still looking download links for this movie..
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Post by masterjz on Wed Oct 13, 2010 5:25 am

^ I prefer this one than Il Mare...coz it has humor in it.

That vampire you're talking about is "Blood" The last vampire...its an ok movie coz Jun ji hyun awesomeness is there, if its not for her beauty, i wouldn't waste my time watching it. She doesn't look tall in this movie and she really looked like a student here...very cute. She's probably the only bright spot in this film.

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