No Regret
No Regret (2008)

A working-class South Korean homosexual and a factory owner's engaged son embark on a clandestine love affair in director Hee-il Leesong's heartfelt tale of forbidden love. The first-ever South Korean feature by an openly gay… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 25, 2008
DVD Release Date: March 31, 2009
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Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
David Wiegand
San Francisco Chronicle

Even a melodrama can be made credible in the hands of a skilled director, as Leesong Hee-Il reminds us in No Regret.

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Nathan Lee
New York Times

[Director] Leesong fails to extrapolate the insights of the brothel milieu into his larger agenda: a melodramatic love-hate affair between Sumin and Jaemin so schematic it's unintelligible.

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Bill Weber
Slant Magazine

Leesong Hee-il's miserabilist l'amour fou might seem on its surface to lack either the Sirkian glow or Fassbinderesque kick to make its melodrama work--and it does, but Leesong seasons the familiar hokeyness with some flair.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

As a love story, it could scarcely be more tempestuous and as an exposé of class differences and sexual hypocrisy it could hardly be more scathing -- or, more important, entertaining.

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Diva Velez

Sexy, gritty and inspired, No Regret captures a love story so true and aching and unforgettable, it crosses gender lines completely.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Part soap opera, part soft-core gay sex movie, No Regret is the debut feature by Leesong Hee-il, who is said to be South Korea's first openly gay filmmaker.

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Louis Proyect

Invites comparisons with "Brokeback Mountain", but this $100,000 Korean film is far better in every respect. Not to be missed.

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It starts out pretty cliche but the actors have good chemistry and it was okay. The last half hour or so though spins out of control with dramatic twists and… More

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