Love, 100°C: REVIEWED

Genre: Drama     Run. Time: 22mins     Language: Korean (Eng. Subs)     Year: 2010
Directed by: Kim-Jho Gwang-soo
Written by: Kim-Jho Gwang-soo
Starring
Do-jin Kim
Jae-won Kwak
Se-Hyun Yun
Misc.
NSFW
Available as part of the Boys on Film 6 collection

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“Min-so is hearing-impaired and gay, and he likes his classmate Ji-seok. One day Min-so impulsively has sex with a man who works in a public bath, an experience that lends him a new-found confidence but at a heavy price.”

… in 1 word:
Moving.

… in 10 words:
Despite its slow pacing, this short truly packs a punch.

… in 100 words:
What I really liked about Love,100°C was the fact that the central character is more than just gay; he is also hearing-impaired. This gives the character a greater depth, which is crucial to the story in terms of the relationships that we see. Though there are clear cultural differences (it appears commonplace to publicly bather in South Korea whereas here you would be arrested for public indecency), the performances of the actors and the cinematography quickly draw you into Min-so’s world, however shut off it may be at times. Put some time aside and give it a watch soon.

Now go and watch it…
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