Method (Korean: 메소드; RR: Me-so-deu) is a 2017 South Korean drama film directed by Bang Eun-jin. The film stars Park Sung-woong, Oh Seung-hoon and Yoon Seung-ah.
An experienced actor Jae Ha ( Park Sung Woong ) and Young Woo ( Oh Seung Hoon ) They act together in a theater called “Unchain”.
the game brings the two actors closer together. Jae and Young cross the line between dry and reality when rehearsing. A complicated relationship begins between them. What will the unclear relationship turn into? From a different perspective, we see very good acting in our movie.
Veteran actor Jae-ha and idol star Young-woo are cast in a stage play called Unchain as Walter and Singer, respectively. Young-woo is initially uncooperative during rehearsals, arriving late and failing to display any interest in or enthusiasm for the play. Frustrated by Young-woo’s flippant attitude toward acting, Jae-ha pushes him to change his behavior. Young-Woo becomes intrigued by Jae-ha’s passion for his work, and devotes himself to his role, reading books Jae-ha gives him and accompanying him on outings to find props for the play. Jae-ha is well known for his method acting, by which he assumes the identity of his character and acts like him during the period of time that the play lasts; he even goes so far as to incorporate this new personality into his daily life. After learning about this, Young-woo secretly decides to put on the same method into practice, only to truly end up falling in love with Jae-ha.
Jae-ha’s girlfriend Hee-won begins to sense the connection between the two actors as they grow closer. Jae-ha himself is increasingly tense and agitated, confused about his feelings for Young-woo, until one day he accidentally hurts Young-woo during a rehearsal. Later, he encounters Young-woo in the empty theater and the two share a kiss which is witnessed by Hee-won. The next day, Jae-ha finds Young-woo at his house and drags him into one of Hee-won’s storage sheds, where Young-woo acknowledges his feelings for Jae-ha and they kiss again. The two drive to the beach together, where Young-woo posts pictures of them on Instagram which prompt rumors about the nature of their relationship. They are soon found embracing in the car by Young-woo’s manager and Hee-won.
Young-woo is driven away by his manager as Hee-won confronts Jae-ha about his sexuality. The day of the press conference for Unchain, Young-woo tells Jae-ha that he posted those pictures on purpose, because he wanted to share their love with the world. He then asks Jae-ha if he loves him, and begs him to tell everyone about their relationship. Jae-ha does not reply, but in the press conference dismisses rumors about them by saying that they were only acting, and requesting that people stop prying into their personal lives and instead focus on the play itself. Young-woo is devastated by this and visits Jae-ha’s house while he and Hee-won are sleeping. The next day, after Jae-ha leaves, Hee-won becomes aware of another person in the house, and one of her sculptures is knocked to the ground and broken.
Young-woo arrives late to the first performance of the play, and as he and Jae-ha act, Young-woo’s lines suggest that he hurt Hee-won, enraging Jae-ha. He asks Jae-ha to kiss him, and when he does, Young-woo whispers to him that the kiss was not in the script.
In the final scene of the play, Young-woo acts out his character’s suicide, but chooses not to use the safety mechanism, which causes him to hang himself temporarily. Jae-ha holds him up until the scene ends. Jae-ha finds Young-woo unconscious, but Young-woo wakes up and tells him backstage that now he is the perfect Singer, while Jae-ha is only a mediocre Walter. After realizing that he and Jae-ha will never truly be together outside of their roles, Young-woo abandons the prop finger in the studio, symbolizing his loss of their potential relationship. Despite the fact that the two have realized that they are indeed in love with one another, Jae-ha is unwilling to pursue him and instead leaves the theater with Hee-won as she is the only one he has left willing to accept him and his flaws.
- Movie: Method
- Country: South Korea
- Release Date: Nov 2, 2017
- Duration: 1 hr. 22 min.
- Native Title: 메소드
- Also Known As:
- Screenwriter & Director: Bang Eun Jin
- Genres: Psychological, Romance, Drama
- 2018 23rd Chunsa Film Art Awards – Best New Actor /Oh Seung-hoon (Won)
- 2018 5th Wildflower Film Awards – Best New Actor /Oh Seung-hoon (Won)
- 2018 27th Buil Film Awards – Best New Actor /Oh Seung-hoon(Nominated)
- 2018 55th Grand Bell Awards – Best New Actor /Oh Seung-hoon (Nominated)
|Directed by||Bang Eun-jin|
|Produced by||Kim Sung-eun|
|Written by||Bang Eun-jin
|Music by||Kim Jun-seong
|Edited by||Kim Sun-min|
|Distributed by||At9 Film|
October 13, 2017 (BIFF)
November 2, 2017 (South Korea)
|Running time||82 minutes|