Antique Bakery is one of the best South Korean Movie in 2008. I watched this movie five times cuz it’s hilarious but has a serious case about kidnapping issues. You definitely should watch this movie. Recommended!
Joo Ji Hoon as Kim Jin Hyuk
Kim Jae Wook as Min Sang Woo
Yoo Ah In as Gi-beom
As an heir to the family fortune, Jin-hyuk has money, the looks, the charm, everything except finding the love of his life. So he sets up a cake shop where women are sure to come. He hires Sun-woo, a talented patissier who had a crush on Jin-hyuk back in high school. Along with an ex-boxing champion Gi-beom and a clueless bodyguard Su-young, the four unique and handsome young men stir up the quiet neighborhood at their cake shop, Antique. Although seemingly careless and happy, each of the four men have unforgettable past that they are afraid to face, but their secrets slowly begin to unravel…
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Synopsis of the beginning of the movie:
Jin Hyuk, a smart guy and a son of rich family, decided to quit his job in a company to start his own bussiness, a small shop, called Antique Cake Shop. He need to hire a pastissiere and an employee. There comes Sun Woo, the genius pastissiere who is a gay. Sun Woo learned about pastry in france and had a great work resume. Unfortunately, in Korea, he had gone from one shop to another, getting fired less than 1 year because various scandals that he caused in different workplaces.
1st Scandal : The owner falls for Sun Woo and his wife runs with a knife to kill Sun Woo.
2nd scandal : one employee attempted to kill himself because of Sun Woo.
3rd scandal : 2 male employees were fighting over Sun Woo.
Sun Woo regret that Jin Hyuk has heard about his bad reputation so he tried to explain that none of the above scandals is caused by his fault. He never made a move to flirt on other guys. But it’s because he has a gay demonic charm.
Jin Hyuk laughed himself out then fell from his chair when he heard this (My Favourite Scene 1), and stated his disbelief upon the dumb look of Sun Woo which is anywhere near to have such kind of rediculous charm.
Sun Woo felt insulted and then leave.
Jin Hyuk who needed Sun Woo to work for him, found himself inside a gay bar seeing Sun Woo dance eroticly and realizing what Sun Woo means by gay demonic charm. But he didn’t fall for that charm. The bar owner (is called Master) saw Jin Hyuk and warned him that a beautiful person like Sun Woo is not meant to be kept alone but should be shared with others.
Sun Woo came along and explain to Master that Jin Hyuk is straight, not gay.
Master replied not long Jin Hyuk will fall for Sun Woo because every guy can’t stand from his charm except the Idiot highschool friend who once rejected him.
Sun Woo told Jin Hyuk the story of his first confession and how the rejection is what made him open up about being gay after coming up for the first time to the Gay Bar.
Master told him that Sun Woo should be thankful to that friend.
Jin Hyuk felt terrible that it was because of him, Sun Woo turn out like this. He leaved Sun Woo and said to start working from tomorrow at his shop. He sarcasticly added “enjoy your last free night”
Sun Woo chased Jin Hyuk out to the parking lot, entered his car, and attacked Jin Hyuk because mistakenly thought that Jin Hyuk was jealous and attracted to him.
Jin Hyuk pushed him, confessing that he is the highschool friend, Kim Min Ju, who didn’t fall for him.
Sun Woo was taken by surprise cause didn’t recognize him by appeareance and that he change his name to Jin Hyuk.
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