Peppermint Candy (Bakha satang)
Peppermint Candy (Bakha satang) (2000)

An intense, emotional masterpiece of Korean New Wave, Peppermint Candy is told in reverse, taking the viewers back through 20 years of a doomed man's life, while chronicling the sentiments and changes of modern Korea.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 18, 2005
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Anton Bitel
Little White Lies

This is Korea's millennial elegy, filtering its search for times past through a confection no less bittersweet than Proust's madeleine.

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Beth Accomando
KPBS.org

The film offers a heartbreaking drama told in reverse chronology and spanning twenty years in both the life of the main character and the political history of Korea.

Joshua Tanzer
Offoffoff

It's a story about the original sin of a nation as well as one character. There has rarely been a better film made, ever

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
JY Skacto
<i>Peppermint Candy</i> is a film that is all about character development and if you like this type of drama you will enjoy this movie.<p>The… More
Marcus Woolcott
The problem is the lack of a plot. The film meanders along and expects you to care for the lead character, rather than giving you a reason to.
Luke Baldock
Lee Chang-Dong again astounds me with another startling film. Unlike most films we don't see a character progress as the scenes are played in reverse… More
Lesley N
Yeong-ho wants to kill himself, and then he does. That's the first ten minutes sorted, then the next 110 minutes shows how he became what he became, by… More