Focal Point – Daisy (2006)
Daisy is a 2006 South Korean-Hong Kong co-production film that was directed by Hong Kong filmmaker Andrew Lau, and that starred Jun Ji-hyun, Jung Woo-sung, David Chiang, Lee Sung-jae and Cheon Ho-jin.
Daisy is a triangular love story with a definite difference. It has three main characters – a young art painter, Hye-young (Jun Ji-hyun), an Interpol detective, Jeong Woo (Lee Sung-jae), and a professional hitman, Park Yi (Jung Woo-sung). The film reportedly has a twist that is bound to make its audience think about their own perception about love.
The film was shot entirely in The Netherlands, for the most part in the city of Amsterdam, Haarlem and Epen. Cinematography by Andrew Lau is said to be one of the highlights of this visually stunning film. And it had a very intereting tagline that went: A cop. A criminal. A flower.
Daisy is produced by iFilm and opened in South Korean cinemas on March 9, 2006. There are two versions of Daisy; an Asian cut and an international cut. It holds an 84% Fresh User Rating on Rotten Tomatoes. With a running time of 110 minutes, Daisy won the Audience Award at the Verona Love Screens Film Festival.
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