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Cheonsaneun Baileoseu

Finding Angel

South Korea 2021
directed by Kim Seong-jun
starring Sung-Il Park, Lee Young-Ah, Jeon Moo-song, Suk Mun, Kim Hee-chang, Kim Jeong-yeong

review by
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For the past 17 years, every Christmas an anonymous donor has left a donation box on the doorstep on one of the inhabitants of a small town who needs it the most - a story that has long garnered national interest. And a story that hasn't gone unnoticed by small fry crook Ji-hoon (Park Sung-Il), who's presently in a bit of a financial fix and thus pays a visit to the twon posing as a writer wanting to write a novel about the town.  when he really wants to get his hands on the Angel's money. But it proves to be harder to get one's hand on the angel than originally thought, as nobody in town knows who he or she actually is. Ji-hoon's first clue leads him to Cheon-ji (Lee Young-Ah), who runs the local scrapyard and who seems to be richer than she ought to be. She shows him the cold shoulder though when he first asks her for employment, and it takes its time for her to warm up to him, while he much to his distress quickly falls in love with him. Another clue leads to elderly Pan-soo, one of Cheon-ji's trash collectors, who proves to be a former famous composer with way too many assets to be collecting trash. But when Ji-hoon tries to rob him he saves his life instead, and later even re-unites him with his former lover (Suk Mun) - and before he knows it Ji-hoon notices he has become pretty much part of the town he's trying to scam. Problems arise though when his accomplice from the big city shows up in town to speed up Ji-hoon's efforts ...

 

So ok, a few times this film gets a little too cheesy for its own good, but in all this is a rather heartwarming hybrid of drama and comedy that's told in a light-footed way, is mostly steeped in realism but still finds elegance in its direction and storytelling. And an inspired cast also help making this a pretty enjoyable experience, so the cheesy ripples are quickly ironed out by the film's overall appearance.

 

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