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Lies (1999)

Lies (1999)





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In South Korea, Y and J embark on a sexual odyssey toward the realms of obsession and sadomasochism. No common love affair, theirs tests the limits of both body and mind. Intense desires drive them into a relationship that revolves around pain, pleasure and unavoidable lies.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By: ,
Written By: Sun Woo Jang
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 15, 2002
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Critic Reviews for Lies

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (5)

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | February 21, 2001
San Francisco Chronicle
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Full Review… | November 17, 1999
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | June 17, 2008
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Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
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this is sex with all the passion of a geometry proof and all the awkwardness of a junior high school dance . . .

Full Review… | April 5, 2003
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Audience Reviews for Lies

This South Korean drama explores the complex and unconventional relationship between a young woman and an older man. Some of the sex scenes are erotic, some not so much, but all of them have a rare honesty that you don't usually get in more mainstream films. They even keep their socks on sometimes which ?? surprise! ?? people actually do in real life. So this is brilliant as a character study, and as a surprisingly realistic exploration of S&M power dynamics, which aren't always what you'd expect. But the movie seems a bit unsure of what direction it wants to take, a flaw that's most prominent in the beginning when the action of the movie is interspersed with behind-the-scenes peeks of the actors, only for this experimental approach to be abandoned ten minutes later.

The lead female was quite young, (and pretty) wasn't she? This film was a little too perverse for me when taken in context of the whippings and an old man screwing a young girl. Probably envy on my part, but I think the film could have been better. I think a 6 is more than fair given the hand-held camera action and kinky-cliche plot.

M Sarki
M Sarki

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