‘Man In Love’ Review: A problematic premise overshadowing a beautifully written Korean love story

Yin Chen-hao the director of, Man in Love. Which is a great Taiwanese remake of the 2014 South Korean film of the same name. Both films are based on a very problematic premise. And if it weren’t for that premise. The film would undoubtedly have had enough effort to make to be described as attractive, if not reasonable. The aforementioned The Man in Love Foundation has been so upset. Since its appearance that even the most moving, engaging, and expensive parts of the tragic romance. Between the hosts are marred by horrible taste early in their story.

The film’s original plot is based on the oldest patriarchal clichés.

A man likes a woman who doesn’t respond to his advances. Due to circumstances, there is a clear difference in performance. Even though he was energetic and determined and resisted successive engagement attempts. He didn’t know when to talk about breaking up. And the more he refused, the more his interest grew.

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In short, the film is telling viewers that depleting their reserves long enough will cause your interest to return. Does that sound familiar to you? Countless projects, especially those in India, support this dangerous sexist stereotype. Men in love take a step forward by romanticizing this behaviour. He moved from this unstable land to bigger and better things, but the feeling of fear didn’t leave you.

Ah, Cheng (Roy Chiu) is portrayed as a big-hearted loan shark. Who tries to do good despite the dangerous reputation that precedes him. Hao Ting (An Hsu) is a useless bank teller who takes care of his father while in a coma. He is rude, strong, and cruel, but if the shopkeeper’s son is in the hospital. The debt can be paid later (Cheng is better off providing money for his son’s treatment).

One night at the hospital, he learns of his lousy debt when Cheng and his shadow entourage visit.

They pushed him and threatened him with more than two hints, but he was defiant nonetheless. However, he had no choice but to sign the debt. With his father’s sickbed and some money in hand. He forces to accept Cheng’s offer to meet him (at restaurants and outings). Several times until he feels that his debt has paid off.

The thing about a man in love is that he can be a very romantic movie. And he does from time to time, too. In Hsu and Roy Chiu, Hao and Cheng played very well. We are rooted in them and understand their challenging circumstances. Sacrifice and redemption are the two main themes of the second act.

Cheng’s love for Hao (and their togetherness) makes him rethink his choices and try to be a better person; his self-destructive tendencies prevent him from changing for himself, so he does it for her. Cheng was inspired to be the best of me when he was with Hao.

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His family’s guilt (especially his father) for his eternal grudge is also quite wise. The key is that he tries to improve with every passport photo. I can almost describe some of the long and intense scenes of this half of the story as beautiful. Whatever the provocative tone. He is writing, while simple, allows you to immerse yourself in their story. Unfortunately, the central premise where Cheng Hao’s story begins is the problem. Other parts of the film cannot be viewed separately when reviewing the complex romantic relationships of the main characters. If there is another basis for this, who can say how influential a man in love can be?