Venus Talk

Venus Talk (Korean관능의 법칙; RRGwanneungui Bubchik; lit. "The Laws of Pleasures") is a 2014 South Korean film about the sex and love lives of three women in their forties, played by Uhm Jung-hwa, Moon So-ri and Jo Min-su.[3] The romantic dramedy is directed by Kwon Chil-in.[4] The screenplay by Lee Soo-ah won the Grand Prize at the 1st Lotte Entertainment Script Contest.[5][6] It was released in theaters on February 13, 2014.[7]

Venus Talk
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Directed byKwon Chil-in
Produced byJaime Shim[1]
Lee Eun
Written byLee Soo-ah
StarringUhm Jung-hwa
Moon So-ri
Jo Min-su
Music byPark In-young
CinematographyLee Hyung-deok
Edited byKim Sang-bum
Kim Jae-bum
Production
company
Myung Films
Distributed byLotte Entertainment
Release date
  • February 13, 2014 (2014-02-13)
Running time
109 minutes
CountrySouth Korea
LanguageKorean
Box officeUS$5.1 million[2]

PlotEdit

Shin-hye (Uhm Jung-hwa) is a capable, successful TV producer, sometimes derided as a "gold miss" for still being single in her forties. Her protege-turned-longtime boyfriend, the current chief of their TV network, just left her for a younger woman who also happens to be Shin-hye's junior colleague.

Shin-hye has two best friends, Mi-yeon (Moon So-ri), a housewife who isn't satisfied with her sex life with her rather docile husband Jae-ho (Lee Sung-min), and Hae-young (Jo Min-su), a soft-hearted, divorced single mother who wants her grown daughter Soo-jung (Jeon Hye-jin) to move out so she can have more time with her widowed boyfriend, carpenter Sung-jae (Lee Geung-young).

Soon, life gets better for the three friends. Shin-hye begins a thrilling relationship with a younger man (Lee Jae-yoon), another TV producer who is 17 years her junior; she tries to keep the relationship casual but can't stop herself from falling for him. Mi-yeon and Jae-ho enjoy a second honeymoon after their daughter leaves to study abroad and he starts taking Viagra. Soo-jung finally gets married upon her unexpected pregnancy and moves out of Hae-young's home. But things take a turn when Hae-young is diagnosed with cancer, and Mi-yeon finds out her husband had an affair.[8][9]

CastEdit

Awards and nominationsEdit

2014 Baeksang Arts Awards

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Song, Soon-jin (28 January 2014). "Myung Films' Jamie SHIM: "Forging the New Within Commercial Cinema"". Korean Cinema Today. Retrieved 2014-02-07.
  2. ^ https://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/intl/?id=_fKWANGNEUNGUIBEOP01
  3. ^ Conran, Pierce (27 January 2014). "Venus Talk". Korean Cinema Today. Retrieved 2014-02-07.
  4. ^ Ha, Jeong-min (28 February 2014). "KWON Chil-in, the Director of VENUS TALK: "Definitely, I Like Women's Stories"". Korean Cinema Today. Retrieved 2014-03-03.
  5. ^ Tae, Sang-joon (2 August 2013). "THE LAW OF PLEASURES Began Filming by TAE Sang-joon: MOON So-ri, CHO Min-soo and UHM Jung-hwa Star in Korean SEX AND THE CITY". Korean Film Council. Retrieved 2014-02-07.
  6. ^ Tae, Sang-joon (28 October 2013). "PLAN MAN and THE LAWS OF PLEASURE Wrap". Korean Film Council. Retrieved 2014-02-07.
  7. ^ Song, Soon-jin (17 January 2014). "Press Conference for KWON Chil-in's VENUS TALK by SONG Soon-jin: Middle-Aged Women Find Their Voice in Flood of Male Movies". Korean Film Council. Retrieved 2014-02-07.
  8. ^ Lee, Claire (2 February 2014). "Heavyweight actresses gather for Venus Talk". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2014-02-07.
  9. ^ Tsui, Clarence (25 March 2014). "Venus Talk (Gwanneungui Bubchik): Filmart Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2014-03-27.
  10. ^ Jin, Eun-soo (30 January 2014). "Uhm Jung-hwa gets sexier than ever". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-02-07.
  11. ^ Jung, Hyun-mok (7 February 2014). "Charisma queen heads to Venus". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-02-07.

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