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Post by masterjz on Thu Mar 25, 2010 3:12 pm

Korean and Japanese marathon these days...I'm quite a late bloomer but Jun ji Hyun was really one of my fave Asian actresses after the big hit "My Sassy Girl" that is equiped with beauty, height and skills.



Windstruck (내 여자친구를 소개합니다 Nae yeojachingureul sogae hamnida, literally "Let me introduce you to my girlfriend") is a 2004 South Korean fantasy-romantic comedy directed by Kwak Jae-yong. The film was a major success, ranking as the 8th-highest grossing Korean film of 2004.




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The film stars Jun Ji-hyun as Officer Kyung-jin Yeo, an ambitious young female police officer serving on the Seoul police department. One day while chasing a purse snatcher, she accidentally captures Myung-woo Go (played by Jang Hyuk), a physics teacher at an all-girls school, who was actually trying to catch the thief. Later, Myung-woo discovers the stolen purse, but just as he picks it up, Kyung-jin spots him and tries to arrest him again. Kyung-jin is then given the job of escorting Myung-woo through a dangerous district, only to be distracted when she tries to break up a meeting between Russian Mafia and Korean gangsters. With Myung-woo handcuffed to her, Kyung-jin almost single-handedly brings down the two rival gangs (although she is helped when she accidentally causes the groups to start shooting at each other).

The first half of the film, told from Myung-woo's point of view, details the couple's growing attraction and love for each other, which climaxes with a trip to the countryside where Myung-woo tells Kyung-jin that if he were ever to die, he wanted to come back to earth as the wind. Soon after, he is almost killed in a freak automobile accident, but Kyung-jin saves his life.

The film takes a turn into the fantasy genre in its second half after Myung-woo is accidentally shot and killed by another officer (although the situation is such that Kyung-jin thinks that it was her shot that killed him) as Kyung-jin chases after a criminal. Kyung-jin falls into a suicidal depression over his death and attempts to kill herself several times, almost succeeding when she throws herself off a building, only to be saved when a giant balloon floats under her. Soon after, she experiences visitations from Myung-woo, who appears as the wind, sending her messages and, at one point, he even appears in her dreams in order to give her the will to live after she is nearly shot to death by a criminal.

Ultimately the film follows a similar path set out by the American film Ghost with Myung-woo and Kyung-jin communicating and sharing one final gesture of love before he moves on to the afterlife. Myung-woo said that he will whisper, when she hears him whisper in the wind, she will meet someone with a soul like him. Myung-woo told Kyung-jin that he will always be beside her inside a book with a photo left by Myung-woo in the restaurant before he rushed to meet Kyung-jin who was chasing the insane criminal.

In the first half of the film, Myung-woo told that his only memory of high school was his high school trip. The book and the photo is found and returned to Kyung-jin in the police station. The photo showed that on Myung-woo's trip, Kyung-jin was nearby. This proved Myung-woo's "I'm always beside you" was true to Kyung-jin. Kyung-jin rushed out to locate the finder of the book, ultimately ending up in the train station, where she is saved by Cha Tae-Hyun's character (credited as The Guy). Myung-woo whispered that The Guy is the one with the soul like him. Kyung-jin whispers that "he is always beside her."


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Re: Windstruck

Post by kazhee on Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:04 pm

i have watched this movie long time ago..
hem, i think the story is a bit exaggerating.. XD
*no offense, just my opinion..
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Re: Windstruck

Post by masterjz on Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:39 pm

^well yeah 'coz its a fantasy romance movie that's why...but as long as Jun Ji Hyun is there...I'm cool with everything... cheers

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Re: Windstruck

Post by hardian46 on Mon May 03, 2010 9:23 am

i have watched it too guys, yeah, long time ago anyway, hehe..

beside "sassy girl" and "windstruck", do you know what another movies she'd played?

was she played on drama too?

why did she's not quite popular, i mean it's not like song he gyo or yoon eun hye?

with the tallents she had, i thought she should be on the level of that previous actress i wrote before..
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Re: Windstruck

Post by masterjz on Mon May 03, 2010 9:47 am

She's actually popular and she's one of my favorite Korean actresses aside from Song hye gyo and Yoon eun hye...really beautiful girls

Aside from My Sassy girl and Windstruck...you should watch "A Man Who Was Superman" which is a very interesting and heartwarming film. Love her looks in this film.

She made her first English movie in "Blood: The Last Vampire" which was an A-ok movie...but she's really cute in this movie.

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Post by hardian46 on Mon May 03, 2010 9:58 am

hahaha, i think Philippines and Indonesian have difference impression here..

that fact speaks why korean culture so popular there than here..

or, it is only me which name her not quite popular actress.. Very Happy
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Post by masterjz on Mon May 03, 2010 10:37 am

well you said it yourself... in your place korean culture is not that accepted, that maybe explains why Jeon ji-hyun is not that popular to you.

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Post by Monkey D. Choco on Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:26 am

I'm not into korean but I've watched Jeon ji-hyun's films like Sassy Girl, Daisy and the multi-touching movie Windstruck, I really like that film.
I remember the movie whenever I see pinwheels.

I just notice all of those films have tragic endings, mostly.


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Re: Windstruck

Post by masterjz on Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:38 pm


I just notice all of those films have tragic endings, mostly.


^yeah I kinda agree...even with her other films like "A man who was superman" (which is a very inspiring film too)...but in her first enlish movie "Blood: The Last Vampire" there were no tragic scenes except from seeing those vampires being slashed to death by Saya. Though that movie sucks esp. with the cheesy special effects, you still can't help but to watch the movie 'coz of the beautiful face of Jun Ji-hyun which is probably the only bright spot in this film.

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Post by naman on Sat Sep 04, 2010 11:27 am

You forgot IL Mare! It's her first film and still my favorite.

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Re: Windstruck

Post by masterjz on Sat Sep 04, 2010 8:03 pm

I haven't watch that film...is it good? Im 'a try that tonight. Smile

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Post by naman on Sat Sep 04, 2010 11:55 pm

Il Mare is a very good movie. The Hollywood movie The Lake House is a remake of Il Mare. The movie is about two people who are separated by two years in time but can send each other letters through the mailbox of a lake house, which both of them lived in. It's advertised as a love story, but it's more a relationship story between two lonely people. Of course it's Korean so it has a few very sad moments.

BTW, I was wrong when I said it was her 1st movie. It's her 2nd movie.
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Post by masterjz on Sun Sep 05, 2010 1:09 am

Yeah it kinda remind me of The Lake House by Keannu and Sandra. Good film.

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Re: Windstruck

Post by hardian46 on Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:29 am

The Lake House was an adaptation from Il Mare..
btw, still don't get about the ending..
are there 3 time line simultaneously?


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have you watched Ditto?
similar wit Il Mare, but using ham radio instead of magic mailbox..
starred by Kim Ha-neul..
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Post by masterjz on Wed Oct 13, 2010 4:02 am

^haven't watched that film yet.

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Post by eliru on Thu Jun 02, 2011 5:49 pm

^ Windstruck is a tear jerker, were you moved by the story when you watched this masterjz?
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Post by masterjz on Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:42 pm

^ yep and also at the last part where the guy showed himself to the girl...Hehe

I usually watch these kind of movies alone in the middle of the night so no one will see me teary eyed. LOL


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Post by eliru on Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:31 pm

^ yikes, me too, so I can internalize more...
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Post by masterjz on Sat Jun 04, 2011 4:16 pm

I know right....LOL

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Post by eliru on Sat Jun 04, 2011 5:09 pm

^ yeah right
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