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  1. Il secondo maestro del revolver's rating of the film Secret Sunshine

  2. Ayinde Anderson's rating of the film Secret Sunshine

  3. Balthaz21's rating of the film Secret Sunshine

  4. Luke Smithers's rating of the film Secret Sunshine

    a masterful execution of the fine line between belief and delusion. a film that will never leave me.

  5. Marjan Mar's rating of the film Secret Sunshine

    Painfully heart breaking. The deconstruction of the myth.

  6. HSBilly's rating of the film Secret Sunshine

    diamonds. the scene where she stunned as the killer said that he too now found god, really diamonds.

  7. David Grillo's rating of the film Secret Sunshine

    The audience isn't given meaning as much as feelings and emotions which alter meaning, meaning that is constantly being shaped, meaning that is visible one day and not the other.

  8. James Mackin's rating of the film Secret Sunshine

    A stellar South Korean melodrama about a woman's relationship with God, or rather, her portrayal of God.

  9. Aprilia Gunawan's rating of the film Secret Sunshine

    Mon expectation était trop élevée

  10. the_mentaculus's rating of the film Secret Sunshine

    Exhausting. This should be used in Christian circles - not to show the damnation of the faith, because it never goes down that rabbit hole; nor as propaganda, because the Church in many ways exacerbates Sin-ae's suffering. But that's why it should be seen. What Chang-dong Lee masterfully shows here is a damaged person's slow mutation of insufferable grief into pride, and the community's part to play in the matter.

  11. ䷀'s rating of the film Secret Sunshine

    Trauma, sorrow, insanity, normality, suffering and acceptance.

  12. Pollyaluja's rating of the film Secret Sunshine

    The plot thickens unbearably slow - what seams at the beginning like an aleatoric picture show of what it's like to move to a small town motivates a huge set of emotions or confusion later on. Although the acting is excellent and touching it suffers from it's scarce reasoning. Yet the illustrated is brutal enough as it is and offers an intense experience.

  13. Samuel Donath's rating of the film Secret Sunshine

    An excruciating performance exploring the many degrees of loss. A fantastic film. A long, detailed, personal, and moving experience.

  14. Mtume Gant's rating of the film Secret Sunshine

    This guy really never does miss. Korea's best Director and maybe the best handler of social drama in Cinema today. This picture is awe inspiring and makes all the right moves.

  15. narcekirdegi's rating of the film Secret Sunshine

    too underlined religious things but still ok, thanks to the performans of the mother.. apart from the mother, sorry but.. just a crap.

  16. yoan's rating of the film Secret Sunshine

    Mensabotase kebaktian dengan trot karena anarki bukan melulu tentang menggugat negara: "How dare god absolve him, before i've forgiven him myself?"

  17. film_lies101's rating of the film Secret Sunshine

    This could've have been edited a bit tighter, but definitely a better picture than 'Poetry'

  18. Seth Shively's rating of the film Secret Sunshine

    Fantastic and heartbreaking performance by Jeon Do-Yeon. Lee Chang-Dong is perhaps my favorite South Korean director at this moment.

  19. Michael Goetz's rating of the film Secret Sunshine

    This is a very strong, Cassavetes-like tragicomic drama that takes it's cues from the emotional state of its main character rather than conventional plot structure. As a result, it's rather jagged, but always exciting and unpredictable. The tragic "climax" comes halfway through, transforming then into a black satire on religious belief and a statement on how private psychology is much stronger than any mass movement.

  20. Linda's rating of the film Secret Sunshine

    The film creates a powerful atmosphere that let's you feel Shin-ae's pain. Jeon Do-yeon's Cannes Awards was well deserved.

  21. barebeauty's rating of the film Secret Sunshine

    This might be one of the most gripping and heartbreaking stories ever told in a cinematic form. Lee Chang-dong brings us a masterful, depressing work of art, which is brought to life by Do-yeon Jeon's captivating performance as a widowed mother who is thrown into the darkness.

  22. dschank's rating of the film Secret Sunshine

    structurally curious, in that the conventional story-arc comes to completion about halfway through, giving everything a fun, diagonal quality. the weird second-half is a mixture of absurd allegory, black humor and misanthropy. some of it works, some comes on a bit too strong. the powerhouse acting and humble conclusion make up for the blemishes.

  23. msmichel's rating of the film Secret Sunshine

    An extraordinary work to finish the year with. Finally had the chance to catch up with this remarkable film from Lee Chang-Dong director of 'Peppermint Candy' and the recent 'Poetry'.Jeon Do-yeon gives a performance for the ages here richly deserving her Cannes laurels that year. A magnificient script taking the viewer through a gamut of emotions and questioning our faith in not only god but in man as well.

  24. Matthew Martens's rating of the film Secret Sunshine

    Without lapsing into overdetermination or simplification, Lee limns a taut, moving, even mesmerizing film about the uses and limits of faith when confronted by pain, loss, and the freedom of others to script narratives that, while they overlap with our own, can also seem to undermine them or reduce them to absurdity. Mr. Kim serves at once as sinister specter, comic relief, and, finally, something to believe in.

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