Five senses five different stories, but all of them centred on the tie of love and Eros. The first one (“His Concern”) is about a love story born by chance, one day, on a train; In the second one (“I'm Here”) a man every night waits for his beloved wife, to come back to their apartment; In the third one (“The 33rd Man”) two actresses with a very different character hate and love each other on the set of a horror film; In the forth one (“My End is My Beginning”) a wife and a lover share a memory of a man who has tragically disappeared; in the last one (“Believe in the Moment”) some high school students not much convinced by their love relationships decide to swap partners for a day.
The five senses (touch, sense of smell, sight, hearing) declined at the cinema by five very different directors, but all graduated at the prestigious Korean Academy of Film Art. Love, sex and desire in a variety of different genres which pay back all its complexity: “Five Senses of Eros” is a collective film which rely in a full way to the poetical word of who composed it, from sentimental comedy to horror, from drama to teen-movie. Among them the sublime episode directed by Hur Jin-ho (“I'm Here”) stands out: touching portrait of a moving and controversial love, in which physical and mental sorrow felt for the absence of her lover, permeates his life, every instant and forever.
The Korean director seems to suggest that the real “sense” of love is all about this.