Helpless (화차 Hwacha) is a 2012 South Korean film based on the novel "Kasha" (All She Was Worth) by Japanese writer Miyabe Miyuki, who is known as the queen of crime fiction in Japan. The story follows a man whose fiancée vanished without a trace just before their wedding ceremony, and he needs help from his cousin to discover her dark secret. It was previously known as "Help" (헬프, Hel-peu) and "Train".
You ever watch a movie and are totally shocked by what a person did but as you watch the final 30 minutes you realize just how desperate they were? This is that type of movie. As always, I must warn, this is not for every body. Sure there are elements of romance but the main story is a man's desperate search for his fiancee that he loves deeply. And what happens during that search is the story.
- Overall 9
- Story 9
- Acting/Cast 9
- Music 8
- Rewatch Value 8
Lee Sun Gyun, as usual played his role as Moon Ho exceptionally well. You had no doubts of the deep love and under despair he was feeling as he not only did not know where his fiancee, Seon Yeong, played by Kim Min Hee was but as he researched
and followed one lead after another, the story that unfolded turns out to be pretty, pretty...I'm not going to say, you have to watch the movie.
But Min Hee as Seon Yeong was extraordinary. I believe that her love for Moon Ho was genuine; however, her actions only reflected her deep desperation.
Sad movie but very well done. Not too often that I can say: I don't condone but I truly, truly understand.
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Both are a little dark, and a study on human's inbred action to seek their ray of light or happiness. Both involve murder(s) and changed of identities.