Friday, August 5, 2011
Daisy - Korean Movie
Hye-young (Jun Ji-hyun) is an artist who makes her living by sketching portraits of people for 30 euros per portrait. Park Yi (Jung Woo-sung) is a professional hit man who sees Hye-young painting in the high mountains and instantly falls in love with her.
One day, while Hye-young is trying to cross a small channel connected by a narrow log, she falls down and loses her art bag, which contains all her painting equipment. Park Yi, who had been watching her from a distance, immediately runs to her rescue; but by the time he gets there, Hye-young is gone. He finds the bag she lost and gets the log replaced with a bridge. The next time she comes to paint, Hye-young is taken by surprise at the sight of the new bridge. Though, initially, she thinks the bridge is a coincidence, she is moved when she finds her lost bag hung in the middle of the bridge. She completes her painting of the mountains and leaves it in place of her bag as a gesture of thanks for the person who had built the bridge for her.
From that day on, she starts receiving daisy flowers daily at 4.15 pm sharp. As the days pass, she is touched by the humor of the person who is sending the flowers and develops a soft spot towards the person. On the other hand, Park Yi is afraid she might be hurt if he gets close to her, because of his profession. He subdues his feelings and maintains a distance from her.
The story takes an interesting turn with the introduction of Interpol detective Jeong Woo (Lee Sung-jae) in the movie. Jeong Woo is associated with cracking a case concerning drug mafia. One day, on his way to track the activities of the drug dealers, he is encounters Hye-young and her portrait stand. He asks her for his portrait as he surveys the crowd for suspicious activity; this continues for a few more days until one day the drug dealers come to know his hideout.
In the mean time Hye-young starts to believe that Jeong Woo is the one sending her daisy flowers and instantly falls in love with him. Jeong Woo also hides the fact for the fear of blowing up his entire cover.
On the other hand Park Yi who has been constantly keeping an eye on Hye-young and Jeong Woo's activities notices a few mafias advancing towards them with armed pistols. Park Yi instantly grabs his sniper and starts shooting the mafia.
The situation takes a worse turn when Park Yi accidentally shoots Hye-young in the neck by mistake. This leaves Hye-young voiceless for her entire life and Jeong Woo is gushed with guilt for he considers himself responsible for this entire episode.
Jeong Woo is transfered back to Korea from Netherlands and Hye-young is left alone, heartbroken. Park Yi can’t help himself with Hye-young's condition and starts showing up and moving close to her. Hye-young is still in love with Jeong Woo and can't forget him.
After a year, Jeong Woo comes back to the Netherlands and surprisingly shows up on Hye-young’s doorsteps. He apologizes for the entire episode and leaves her in tears. Meanwhile, Jeong Woo's boss, who wants to solve the case behind this whole episode, tells Jeong Woo to catch the guy who shot the mafia with a sniper. Further investigation reveals Park Yi's identity as professional hit man and they plan to catch him red-handed.
Jeong Woo's boss contracts Park Yi's dealer to kill Jeong Woo in a sketch to catch Park Yi. All will be set and the day on which Jeong Woo is supposed to be killed arrives. Jeong Woo shows up in a car surrounded secretly by many undercover cops. Jeong Woo would have come to know Park Yi as a friend of Hye-young when he had been to apologise to her. Park Yi suddenly shows up and asks Jeong Woo for a private talk.
Jeong Woo stalls all the cops saying he is going around with a friend and is later found head shot with in an isolated place (Though Park Yi obliges his real identity and refuses to kill, Jeong Woo is shot by some other assassin belong to Park Yi group.)
Jeong Woo's boss hints the activities of the killer who killed Jeong Woo to Hye-young in Jeong Woo funeral. Hye-young instantly comes to know the person behind Jeong Woo's murder.
Meanwhile Jeong Woo's boss sketches a much tougher plan to catch Jeong Woo’s assassin by contracting himself for contract killing. On the other hand a few series of events leads Hye-young to know that Park Yi was the one sending her daisy flowers. Park Yi who is all set to assassinate Jeong Woo's boss is takes by surprise when Hye-young shows up asking him to stop. Park Yi instantly shows up but a stray bullet, shot by the assassin responsible for Jeong Woo’s death, that was supposed to hit Park Yi is intercepted by Hye-young, who had seen the reflection of the car that the assassin was in on a building opposite, and she dies.
Park Yi takes his part of revenge by killing and dissolving his entire gang responsible for Hye-young's death. Park Yi is later found stumbling out of the building, limping down the street.
The epilogue shows Park Yi, Jeong Woo, and Hye-young standing in a crowd under an overhang, waiting for the rain to stop. When they spot each other, they smile. Seeing as they're all together, it can be assumed that Park Yi had died from his wounds as well.