Secret sunshine

Secret sunshine

DVD - 2011 | Korean
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Korean feature film. A widowed piano teacher moves with her young son from Seoul to her late husband's provincial hometown for a fresh start.
Publisher: [New York] : Criterion Collection, c2011
Edition: DVD ed. --
ISBN: 9781604654622
Branch Call Number: DVD KOR FIC SEC
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (142 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in. --


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment
Jul 22, 2018

Another great competitor for the Tucker-Wood prize for movies so awful that they are camp masterpieces. Super remarkable performances by Jeon Do-yeon as a sexless 12 year old (going on 39) and Song Kang-Ho as her lunkheaded suitor. Masterful (mis) direction by Lee Chang-Dong, who encourages over acting with a script of ludicrous pretentions and tons of bathos. You could probably call it a moron's interpretation of Von Triers' "Breaking the Waves".

Oct 18, 2017

See this film only when you are in a mood to see the film of a person attempting to recover from incomprehensible grief. The only thing I will say is that one may take two steps forward and then one horrible step backwards. The path is strewn with unexpected shocking incomprehensible steps backwards. The actress of this film received the best actress award at the Cannes Film Festival.

Aug 03, 2015

A movie with great depth, challenging the belief of religion with a genuine question from a different angle. How religion manipulates and be manipulated. Good movie. Recommended.

Mar 08, 2015

Secret Sunshine (密陽) is a 2007 South Korean drama directed by acclaimed South Korean director, novelist, and former Minister of Culture Lee Chang-dong.
Although the synopsis seems fascinating, the pace is too slow.
Watching it for forty minutes, I find nothing interesting and quit.

Aug 24, 2014

Great film. Excellent director. Perfect acting . highly, highly recommend!!

Mar 11, 2014

Very good.. Balanced, original.. Warning: in some parts, it's very sad.. Wonderful acting by the two main actors! Full of surprises! Just as you think you have figured out where the story is going, it switches direction, again and again.. Very good movie!

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at FVRL

To Top