Cheese In The Trap is a South Korean film that was released in March 2018 and was based on a TV-series with the exact same name. The leading roles were given to Park Hae-jin ( the same actor as in the series ) who didn’t only win the prize for best actor in his home country but also in China and Oh Yeon-Seo, a former member of the unpopular girls band Luv. The film tells us the complicated love story between Jung Yoo and Hong Seol. Hong is a nice girl intimidated by Jung , an athletic smart boy loved by everyone with a dark side like in every good story.
The intrigue starts from the very first moments of the film. No time is given to become familiar with the characters, you’ll need to get to know them throughout the story. One moment floats into another one at an incredible speed, jumping from the action back to a memory. You must have your eyes and ears paying full attention if you want to keep up. It was probably produced that way to avoid boredom but it adds bad sides aswell. The quick interactions creates confusion, leaves out reflexion and attachment towards the cast leaving you as a simple spectator.
As many Korean series and films, the actors tend to exagerate emotions. When you’re not used to it, it can be annoying but it contributes to the charm of K-Movies.
All this together makes this film an interesting one to watch if you are into fast paced films and love admiring K-Fashion. Cheese In The Trap should watch on a chill Sunday night while sinking away in your couch.