Starring: Ha Ji Won, Kang Dong Gun, Ahn Sung Ki, etc.
Running Time: 108 minutes
Synopsis: Nam Soon (Ha Ji Won) is a young female police officer during the Joseon Dynasty who uncovers a conspiracy. As she and her fellow officers work to foil the attempt to overthrow the government, she becomes hauntingly affected by a man known only as “Sad Eyes” (Kang Dong Won).
Musings: In honor of Kang Dong Won’s return to civilian life and the imminent airing of a story he made popular–Jeon Woo Chi–I thought it only fitting to select Duelist as this week’s “Movie Monday.” Yes, I know it’s no longer Monday. LOL
A great number of you have probably already seen this movie, but since I’ve never featured it as a “Movie Monday,” I thought it was about time…long overdue really.
The story weaves a classic tale of star-crossed lovers who are drawn to each other but whose love can never be realized. Underscoring the sweeping and poetic tone of the movie is a beautifully rendered soundtrack that adds another layer of poignancy and wistfulness to an already fragile and tragic love story. It is, indeed, a visual and auditory treat for any movie connoisseur.
If you haven’t seen it, I would highly recommend a viewing. It’s definitely a “film” and not one to be enjoyed lightly as one would say My Sassy Girl.
Below is the usual trailer, and the movie can be found on YouTube. Have a fabulous week, twinkles!