If you are enjoying Start-Up as much as I am and are looking for a little bit more Nam Joo-hyuk in your life then you might want to check out his newest movie, Josée, which releases this December and also stars the wonderfully talented actress Han Ji-min.
Josée is a remake of a Japanese film, Josee the Tiger and the Fish, where a woman with a physical disability and a young University student fall in love. The physical disability prevents Josee from being able to walk so expect the two of them to fall in love with walks around the city and lots of piggy back rides (you know how Kdramas do).
The title Josée (what the heroine likes to be called) comes from a book titled Wonderful Clouds by French writer Françoise Sagan. The heroine of our story likes this book and sees herself as the main character, Josee, who is an overly sensitive French woman married to an American millionaire Adonis. Despite the husband’s many charms in his life, he becomes obsessed and dangerously possessive of Josee leading them both on a spiral to catastrophe.
I mean, what? Girl, don’t name yourself after her, lol. Though, I wonder if the heroine sees herself as trapped, which is why she likes being called Josée. Perhaps she imagines herself married to a talented millionaire and being obsessed over? Some advice, it is much better to read about then live (mafia romance anyone….anyone?).
Nam Joo-hyuk and Han Ji-min starred together in 2019’s JTBC’s drama The Light In Your Eyes which was a super hit in Korea. If you want to check them out in this movie then keep an eye for its release this December. You can watch the trailer below to see if you are ready for this level of tearjerker.