Thursday, November 15, 2012

KOREAN MOVIES: Music Video of the Song "Flower" from the Soundtrack of "26 Years" Unveiled

As follows is the music video of "Flower," a song featured on the soundtrack of the 2012 South Korean movie "26 years" with English subtitles. The song/video features South Korean musicians and actors such as Aktoong, Bae Subin, Bye Bye Sea, Horan, Im Seulong, Jin Goo, Jung Jichan, Kim Hyungjoong, Kim Jongseo, The Koxx, Lee Gyuho, Lee Hyunseok, Lee Seokhoon, Lee Seunghwan, Peter Pan Complex, Pia, Romantic Punch, Rose Motel, Soran, Taru, Trans Fixion, Yellow Monsters, Ynot, Yoon Dohyun, Yoon Sang, Yozoh, Zitten, and the cartoonist Kangfull.

Lee Seunghwan revealed on TvN's "Taxi," aired on November 8, 2012, that it was unusually hard to call his artist/musician friends together to collaborate on the song 'cause the movie deals with sensitive topics. Many of his musical colleagues who readily accepted his offers to collaborate at other times chickened out and said no this time.

The song "Flower" was originally released March 12, 2003, along with its music video, just 8 days before the Iraq War (3/20/2003~12/18/2011) broke out.  South Koreans were so amazed when they first watched the video as the purpose of the video was to convey the anti-war message. In fact, they posted messages such as these: "Was this video made, predicting the war in Iraq?" or "Let's send this video to CNN so that people around the world can watch it too." Lee Seunghwan said he wanted to tell the world that no war is justifiable in any case. The video also conveyed the message of hope as it showed a flower blooming in the ruins of war at the end of it.

The music video featured the actress Park Shinhye ("You're Beautiful") at age 13.  During the time she was signed to Lee Seunghwan's Dream Factory (DF) (2003~2009), she was trained to be DF's BoA but it's been known that despite her outstanding dancing talent, her singing abilities, especially when expressing her emotions while singing, held her back. So she was advised to take some acting lessons and ironically took up acting in the end. Yes, it's true when we say no one knows what tomorrow may bring.

[MV] Flower: Lee Seunghwan (2003)
Featuring Park Shinhye

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  1. Thanks for adding the subs not only for the lyrics of the song but also for the dialogue from the movie!

    Last night there was a great promo event - 26 Years concert - in Seoul which can be viewed at

    Not sure if you are able to extract the interview section as well as the video clips which were projected on the big screen (from 55:50 onwards). Please add English subs and upload them on your youtube channel if you are able to. Your contribution is much appreciated and I believe would be a boon to promote the movie outside Korea, at least to the English speaking countries. Alternately, if it's less time consuming, you might find it more convenient just to translate and place the appropriate time codes while embedding the video on your blog here.

    Many thanks from a fan of Han Hye Jin! ^^
    (Pity she wasn't able to join the team for the recording as she was mourning her late father's passing at that time!)

  2. Wendy, I tried to find ways to download the Ustream video, but to no avail. If anyone uploads the part on Youtube, I can always sub it.

    I didn't expect to see Hyejin there... yet, so it was quite a surprise! I really thank her from the bottom of my heart.

  3. I'll try and see if I can succeed to download it, edit that segment then upload it again.
    Yes it was most gracious of HHJ to be present to support the movie given her circumstances. Hope it really does well at the box office.

  4. Wendy, thanks a lot and I also hope the best for the movie!

  5. Sorry, I'm still finding a way to capture or download from upstream. But in the meantime, there is this clip featuring the 'highlights' of the interview during the concert:
    Maybe you could add subs at least for this. Many many thanks!!

  6. Wendy, no problem and I'll start subbing the video sometime tomorrow.

  7. Great!! Look forward to it. Many thanks!!

  8. Wendy, I wan't able to make time to do it yet but will do my best! :)

  9. Onsemiro, two more video clips from the press conference of 26 Years - in case you are inspired or have time to add English subs to these. As always, they would be much appreciated!

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