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Asako In Ruby Shoes (DVD) (Korea Version)
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Customer Rating: Customer Review Rated Bad 7 - 7 out of 10 (3)
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Product Title: Asako In Ruby Shoes (DVD) (Korea Version) 純愛譜 (韓國版) 纯爱谱 (韩国版) Asako In Ruby Shoes (DVD) (Korea Version) 순애보 (DVD) (한국판)
Artist Name(s): Lee Jung Jae | Tachibana Misato | Kim Min Hee 李政宰 | 橘實里 | 金敏姬 李政宰 | 橘实里 | 金敏姬 イ・ジョンジェ | Tachibana Misato | キム・ミニ 이 정재 | Tachibana Misato | 김 민희
Director: E J Yong 李在容 李在容 イ・ジェヨン 이재용
Release Date: 2002-07-24
Language: Korean
Subtitles: English, Korean
Country of Origin: South Korea
Picture Format: NTSC What is it?
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: 3 - South East Asia (including Hong Kong, S. Korea and Taiwan) What is it?
Publisher: Cinema Service
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1001839179

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순애보 (DVD) (한국판)

*Screen Format: 1.85:1
*Sound Mix: 5.1
-장면 선택 보기
-출연진 및 제작진 보기
-감독 인터뷰

*Director: 이재용

동사무소 공무원 우인(이정재). 그의 업무는 자질구레한 보고서와 쓰레기 분리수거 확인, 세금 통지서 배부 등 단순한 일들이다.

단조로운 일과를 마치고 집으로 돌아가 혼자 맥주를 마시며 인터넷을 뒤적이다 잠이 들고 다음날 다시 동사무소로 향하는 뻔한 일과.

그런 우인의 일상에 한 여자가 들어온다. 도발적인 빨간 머리에 주변을 전혀 의식하지 않는 독특한 성격의 미아(김민희). 동사무소에 개설된 제빵강좌의 보조강사인 그녀는 왠지 낮이 익다. 그녀를 훔쳐보다 용기를 내 말을 걸어보는 우인. 그러나 미아는 냉담하기만 한데..

집에 돌아와 인터넷을 뒤적거리다 발견한 새로운 사이트. 그 곳에선 각자의 이상형을 만날 수 있다. 미아의 얼굴에 맞춰 눈, 코, 입을 조합하는 우인. 그리고 그의 앞에 나타난 소녀 ‘아사꼬’.우인은 그녀의 얼굴에서 눈을 떼지 못한다.
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Average Customer Rating for this Edition: Customer Review Rated Bad 7 - 7 out of 10 (3)
Average Customer Rating for All Editions of this Product: Customer Review Rated Bad 7 - 7.6 out of 10 (9)

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June 10, 2008

This customer review refers to Asako In Ruby Shoes (Hong Kong Version)
1 people found this review helpful

Keep watching until the end! Customer Review Rated Bad 8 - 8 out of 10
For most of its almost two-hour running length, "Asako in Ruby Shoes" is a visual essay on the boredom that infects directionless lives. But the film ends with a scene that is both surprising and perhaps inevitable that turns the movie into something very different.

Lee Jung-Jae plays U-In, a low-level local government office worker in Korea who lives an insular, solitary existence and disdains his job. He is drawn to a henna-haired young beauty named Mia (Kim Min-Hie), but she has no interest in him. U-In gravitates to a website on which young women display themselves for money. He seeks to find a woman who looks like Mia and finds on the website 'Asako in Ruby Shoes'.

'Asako' actually is a young Japanese woman named Aya (Tachibana Misato), who, like U-In, is drifting through life aimlessly and is playing with the idea of committing suicide. Aya befriends a colleague named Rie (Awata Urara), a lively, if depressive, young woman who devotes herself to becoming a catch for a young man. Aya and Rie seem to have nothing in common other than their loneliness, but Rie injects some much-needed enthusiasm into Aya's life (and into this movie).

The film follows U-In's and Aya's meandering, detached existences, with the only connection between them being that U-In watches Aya/Asako on the Internet and sends her occasional unanswered messages. The film leavens the dreary lives of its characters with a wry sensibility that approaches a kind of black humor.

What makes this film worth watching is its ending, which made me exclaim, "Oh! That's nice!" It is a perfect ending which colors your perception of everything that preceded it in the movie. It is astonishing to realize that the next project for Lee Jae-Yong, the director of this tale of post-adolescent ennui, was the intriguing and complex historical drama, "Untold Scandal".
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Best Review

November 12, 2004

1 people found this review helpful

Don't Believe what you read! Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
Asako in Ruby Shoes is a quiet movie that doesn't disrespect its viewers by giving them cookie-cutter characters in obvious plots. Two of the most memorable things about this film are the characters and the music. These are people you feel you really know not drug dealers, pimps, and killers. Frustrated by love, loneliness, and dead end jobs -- things we all can relate to -- they make choices, some good, some not so good and ultimately become people we really care about.
The music doesn't dominate the story or the characters but we find it punctuating a mood, or an idea, that add to our overall involvement in the film.
Finally, this is probably the only co-production (Korean/Japanese) that really lives up to the name. At no time in the film do you ever get a sense that either the Japanese or Korean characters are being priviledge over the others. And I thought how the director had the actors deliver the last line of dialog in the film was a perfect example of true understanding and respect for both perspectives.
You'll not find many Hollywood (or even recent Hong Kong) films that are able to realize such full-bodied, humorous, and caring characters.
Don't be influenced by the negative reviews. See the film with an open mind and make your mind up for yourself!
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October 19, 2004

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beautiful but dull Customer Review Rated Bad 6 - 6 out of 10
the movie was beautiful. there was great acting. But the movie was dull; there were interactions between the two main characters. there was not a point of climax--the movie just seemed to have dragged on and on.
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May 23, 2003

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hnn~ Customer Review Rated Bad 10 - 10 out of 10
Clearly the movie isn't for everyone; the DVD version is good at least, but as for the actual movie, it's kind of different, but in that respect, I loved it.
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February 5, 2003

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Reeeealy Slow Customer Review Rated Bad 4 - 4 out of 10
The description was interesting but I was disappointed. I liked how the story switched back and forth between the two main characters between Korea and Japan, but I was hoping that there would be more interaction between the two. And their lives are really depressing. I don't need happiness in my movies (after all, I really liked "Indian Summer") but this movie made me feel like I was watching ice cream melt on a hot, humid day. This was probably the director's goal where you begin to feel the same languid pointlessness that the characters feel, but I was never able to feel sympathy for the characters. Maybe I would have liked it better if I felt more depressed.
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