The sixth day of the 9th Korean Film Festival in Australia in Melbourne ended with ‘What A Man Wants‘. There are only four more movies left to be screened at the film festival as it nears its end.
Director: Lee Byeong-heon
Cast: Lee Sung-min, Shin Ha-kyun, Song Ji-hyo
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Seok-gun, an ex-roller coaster designer turned taxi driver loves his wife Dam-deok but he also loves playing with fire on secret nights out. But Dam-deok’s sudden death leaves Seok-geun miserable and heartbroken realising that she was the true love for him. Bong-soo is the boring and prude husband of Seok-geun’s sister, Mi-young. His Italian restaurant business seems lack lustre, and so is his marriage, until he meets Jenny, who later ends up getting a job at his restaurant. Fond of Jenny’s personality and good sense of humour, Mi-young decides to hire Jenny as housekeeper for her brother, Seok-geun to liven up his house. How well will these four people get along with each other until something blows up?
Check out the trailer for ‘What A Man Wants’ below!
‘What A Man Wants‘ was definitely not what I was expecting. When I initially read the synopsis, I thought that the film would focus on how the main character deals with his wife’s death. Even though this was one aspect of the movie, it was not the main focus. The main focus of this movie is cheating and affairs. Initially, the audience is only introduced to one character who admits his many affairs. However, as the plot develops, more secrets are revealed. I was actually mind blown by the end of the movie.
Even though ‘What A Man Wants‘ is about such a touchy subject, it contained a lot of funny moments. The characters’ expressions whenever they were about to get caught were absolutely hilarious. it was amusing to watch how the characters deal with the situations. The actors should get an award just for their facial expressions. It was also more explicit than I thought, which surprised me.
It was hard for me to deduce the moral of the movie. There was so much betrayal and odd behaviour among the characters, it was hard to empathise with them. However, one lesson that I learnt is that some things should just be left alone. For the greater good, it is not essential to know the whole truth. If the truth hurts, it is better not to know it at all.
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Written by Lindsay
Edited by Narelle
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