‘New Year Blues’ (새해 전야) is a South Korean romantic comedy film of 2021. Coinciding with the theme of ‘New Year’, “New Year Blues”, the highly anticipated end of 2020 film, was originally scheduled for a release date of 30 December 2020. Due to restrictions on the lockdown of COVID-19 in Korea at the end of last year, unfortunately the film’s release date was postponed. As a result, the film was released on February 1, 2021 in Korea and made it just in time for the film Chinese New Year / Valentine’s Day. The script for the film ‘New Year Blues’ was written by writers Ko Myung Joo and Ham Hyung Kyung. The producers of the film are Min Jin Soo, and Hong Ji Young is directing the film. The total duration of this film is One hour and fifty four minutes.
The film is light and gets you in touch with the characters on a certain level. The film also manages to touch on too many small, important aspects of life. The ‘New Year Blues’ covers themes of loneliness, the importance of healing, separation, multicultural marriage, the search for meaning in life and the power of love. The ‘New Year Blues’ may initially feel a bit like the western films’ New Year’ s Eve ‘and’ Valentines Day ‘both films are romantic comedies and show the lives of couples. But this film has its own uniqueness. Another aspect of the film that makes it all the more compelling is the beautiful destinations that are shown in the film. You will be able to visit the famous ‘Namsan Tower’ along with a film-long ski field. You will explore the stress of Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, and with it, you will see the famous, majestic and beautiful Iguazu Falls, a shot of the waterfall clad in a beautiful rainbow.
The film also features a star-studded cast with Kim Kang Woo, Yoo In Na, Yoo Yeon Seok, Lee Yeon Hee, Lee Dong Hwi, Chen Du Ling, Yeom Hye Ran, Girls’ Generation’s Choi Soo Young, and Yoo Teo. At the same time, Ra Mi Ran and Choi Siwon were guest stars in the film.
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‘New Year Bleus’ tells the story of the lives of four lovers and twits and the changes they face while living life. Each film character must face their own fears and problems and must overcome them when facing the beginning of the new year together. Ji Ho (Kim Kang Woo) and Hyo Young (Yoo In Na), Jae Heon (Yoo Yeon Seok) and Jin Ah (Lee Yeon Hee), Yong Chan (Lee Dong Hwi) and Yao Lin (Chen Du Ling), and Rae Hwan (Yoo Teo) and Oh Wol (Choi Soo Young) each play four lovers in the film. All the couples show great chemistry in the film, with lots of funny and fun moments. The film ‘New Year Blues’ is available and screenable Rakuten Viki and iQIYI.
The film has also attracted a lot of attention globally and is credited as a “Valentine’s Day healing film.” According to the production team, the New Year Blues were selected for the Korean Horizons competition segment at the 19th Korea Florence Film Festival. to introduce Korean films to Italian audiences.
‘New Year Blues’: Plot Synopsis.
At the start of the new year, four very different couples with very different problems, needs, and worries face their fears and challenges.
Jae Heon (Yoo Yeon Seok) and Jin Ah (Lee Yeon Hee) are two teenagers in their twenties who are having a difficult time in their lives and decide to move to Argentina to meet for the first time. They gradually understand that they can motivate each other to take concrete steps to achieve their dreams back.
On the other hand, Yong Chan (Lee Dong Hwi) is the CEO of a travel agency. Yao Lin (Chen Du Ling), his fiancé, will marry him. However, when everyone cheated her money, she hid her setbacks from him – and his relatives.
As he tries to succeed in his relationship with his girlfriend, Rae Hwan (Yoo Tae Oh), a snowboarder who represents his country at the Paralympic Games, a passionate gardener (Choi Soo Young) is overwhelmed by all sides by opposers and prejudice.
Ji Ho (Kim Kang Woo) is a police officer divorced from a violent crimes unit who meets Hyo Young (Yoo In Na), a rehab coach who needs security, when he is trying to resolve his divorce. The two grapple with their own troubles, but the more time they spend together, the more they realize they have something in common.