If you like a good Asian movie, this is a must see. I personally think this movie is a lot better than most Hollywood produced movies! It’s got it all – drama, action, plot twists, likable characters, history, fashion, interior design.. I’m telling you, it’s so beautifully and masterfully shot. It’s like an Asian version of boardwalk empire on steroids. Get the blue ray version with English subs (well, not necessary if you speak Korean). Make sure you have a sound system with a good sub-woofer because a few of the male actors have nice boomy voices.
The movie takes place in South Korea in the 30’s while the country was occupied by Japan , and they have done an extremely well job in recreating the scenery, fashion and interior decoration. If you, like me, really love classic up-dressed fashion and think that too few men today wear nice suits – you will love this movie. It oozes elegance, and the interior designs.. Ah! Watch it, you won’t be disappointed.