Original title : Byuti Insaideu
Waking up feeling like your face is about to morph into an alternative and weird version of your previous self isn’t something new. We’ve all had this one night when we had way too much to drink. But for Woo-jin, waking up looking different is a harsh everyday reality. Since his eighteenth birthday, he has had to live with this ailment. He can turn into a man or woman and be young, old, fat, skinny, white, black, hairy or bald. Every morning is different for him. It comes as no surprise that he doesn’t have many friends. In fact he only has one and his mom, both helping him with his unusual lifestyle and his extensive wardrobe. However, his life takes a different turn when he falls in love with the gorgeous E-soo. But how will he be able to maintain his relationship with this woman, knowing he can turn from a handsome young man to a grumpy old lady in just one night! Staying awake doesn’t seem to be the solution, though.
This big screen adaptation from an American mini-series comes straight from Korea. After a career in the commercial industry, director Jong-yeol Baek presents his first full length feature. The fact that the protagonist is played by some 123 different actors is already quite the tour de force. With an interesting view on love and relationships worthy of “Groundhog Day” and “40 Days and 40 Nights”, The Beauty Inside will melt our audience’s coldest hearts.
|Subtitles||Dutch, English, French|
|Cast||Bae Seong-woo, Han Hyo-joo, Juri Ueno, Lee Jin-uk, Park Seo-jun|
|Screenplay||Ganggeul K, Park Jung-ye|