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Song Seung-heon’s anguished love affair in Obsessed
by | March 20, 2014 | 88 Comments

Well, that certainly is eye-catching. Song Seung-heon’s erotic (and 19+ rated) melo film Obsessed (Korean title Human Addiction) is preparing for its release later this spring, and has released a trailer and stills as it begins its promo push.

Coming from the director of Bang-ja Chronicle and Untold Scandal, it’s no surprise to see this movie taking the same provocative melo angle as Song Seung-heon plays an elite soldier deployed to Vietnam in 1969, who falls in love with the character played by rookie actress Im Ji-yeon. The problem? He’s married to Jo Yeo-jung (who starred in the Bang-ja Chronicle, which did a lot to shooting her to fame), a woman who harbors ambitions of making her husband into a general.

Adding to complications, his lover is married as wellโ€”and to a subordinate who has sworn loyalty to him (played by Ohn Joo-wan). Hence the intense staring through windows in the preview, I presume. In the trailer, the two lovers’ connection is described as “two people who never should have met.” At one point, he laments, “If I don’t see you, I can’t breathe.” She wonders, “Why does my heart race so?” Illicit affair, duh.

I’m not entirely sold on the tone, which seems like it’s in danger of going rather over-serious and grandiose. On the other hand, played with the right intensity, the crossed-lovers narrative could twist hearts and wring tears. Obsessed releases in May.

Via Chosun


88 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. kakashi


    • 1.1 JoAnne

      All I can say is I better see some glittery abs and SOON.

      • 1.1.1 Gaeina Lee

        JoAnne~, is the plan of doing screen-cap or eroti-cap still on? Looking forward to it! ^^

        • kakashi

          omg. we’re now known as the dirty noonas to the whole world!!!

        • AnotherFan

          Me too if you are taking votes! I find myself more eagerly waiting for your eroti-cap than the movie itself (and trust me I am very very much looking forward to the movie). So PLEASE!!!!!!!

        • Rossi

          I read “eroti-cap” as “erotits-cap” which makes me a bit embarrassed on the train of my thoughts…

  2. emma

    rookie actress got to kiss ssh….

    • 2.1 topper

      Well she have to be naked on the screen, fair price?

    • 2.2 lemebe

      that’s why she took this role perhaps even if she needs to play such a role, and also why not? if it’s SSH LOL i probab would to joke joke

  3. Nessa18

    Looks interesting, I would watch the movie after seeing the poster. Can you say sexyyy!

  4. topper

    Who is this Im Ji-Yeon, seems like she has nothing on her filmography. I thought Kim Eun-Go who did “A Muse” was doing the role.

    • 4.1 megumi

      javabeans said she is a rookie actress on her description so that explains it why she has nothing on her filmography, plus i’m happy that they are at least giving chance to rookie actors and actresses…

      • 4.1.1 alua

        I’m all for chances but that looks like a pretty big (i.e. lead) role.

        I hope she had to show somewhere along the line that she can act before they cast her.

    • 4.2 rach

      I guess they needed someone (very) young and if she is newbie in the industry she will be more willing to participate in an erotic movie.

  5. JoJo

    Have a feeling he will never be a general…I’m up for shedding a few tears.

  6. oozzeee

    Color me weird, but I do not find the top pic kiss sexy. It looks like he’s gonna eat her face and not in a good way.

    But those veins popping on his arms, yum… ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 6.1 megumi

      i think most of the time kissing pictures especially wild kissing pictures look weird, it might look good in actual video, they both look like they are kissing in a wild way, i think if his face was on the other side it will look good, anyway i think it looks alright, song seung hoon is a total hottie so for me anything he does look sexy…

    • 6.2 Rachel

      I know right.. So sexy. I love that first picture of him after the preview – in his cool Ray Bans and military uniform. Swoon-worthy.

    • 6.3 birdscout

      I agree with oozzeee, that kiss does not look sexy ๐Ÿ™

      I dunno, but I much prefer SSH’s appeal in My Princess.

      • 6.3.1 Kyo

        i like when he has both sexiness and silliness its be enjoyable… and fun to watch

      • 6.3.2 Vickie

        Same here, call me strange but I like his acting and I liked his innocent ways in his dramas.

    • 6.4 Kiara

      Aye, I don’t usually find these kind of movies sexy at all. I love the Bride and Prejudice type of movies, its so damn sexy without the sex at least to me. Maybe I was born in the wrong era lol.

      • 6.4.1 torontogal

        I am with you too.

        Moreover, I am such a huge fan of SSH that I don’t think I can watch him do intimate scenes with another woman ๐Ÿ˜‰

        • samk

          haha..another woman!

    • 6.5 mikimotoable

      and do you see where his arm going?


      • 6.5.1 tdot

        I didn’t even notice that until you pointed it out! Uh, wow. *fans self*

        • rach

          That was the 1st thing I noticed.

      • 6.5.2 Carole McDonnell

        oh my, yes!!! YES!!!!!! ::fanning self::

    • 6.6 alua

      It looks a bit posed to me (not like an actual deep kiss but the actors just opening their mouths really wide to make it look like it).

      Plus, a bit clichรฉ.

      I do find the garden picture absolutely gorgeous, but films about affairs 99% of the time just annoy/anger me so I’ll give this one a miss.

  7. yuhoo


    • 7.1 yuhoo

      : O

      there, better.

  8. Gaeina Lee

    …Oh, he closes his eyes.. That’s better.

    *JoAnne, is screen-cap still in your agenda? Would love to see it, dear.. ^^

  9. Lizzy4e

    This man is fine with a capital F. [deep sigh]

    I am not a prude but if I watch this I may not tell anyone about it. Like when my father’s wife wanted to read 50 shades of gray…I bought it for her, as I am the procurement officer in the family, but I did not hear a peep out of her about the book after that.

    I would read a sqeecap/eroticap if one happened. @joanne

  10. 10 niKai

    Curse all you want about his acting, but this guy is just deym sexy. may be worth to pay a few bucks to see the actor, if not the acting. If you are into him, that is.

  11. 11 LoveSilents

    MYGawd is he eating her in the top photo? I have never seen a drama that has an open mouth kiss let alone this honker! Kind of funny though…

  12. 12 grace

    she is very pretty

  13. 13 grace

    he is HAWT… the 3rd pic and my feels ……

  14. 14 cimori

    SSH seems very hungry and want to eat the actress’s face.

    i dislike the poster. not look sexy. more like SSH is very hungry to eat something now . LOL

  15. 15 ivyfactiva

    Oh goodness. That poster.
    Tempted to see how bad this goes. And I’m sorry for assuming it’ll be terrible just because hand towel is helming this drama.

  16. 16 kooriyuki

    This rookie actress looks like min hyorin

  17. 17 korfan

    Well, then, …… this is certainly different for SSH.

    It could turn out to be quite interesting, you never know.

    Lookin’ great in the uniform and that white shirt.

  18. 18 may20

    Hmmm…storyline reminds me of King David and Bathsheba. Looks like it’s gonna be a good film.

  19. 19 JJ

    woah who’s that actress? unknown or one of those who wld do such a role like this one? i think she’s ugly

    • 19.1 ilikemangos

      I think she’s pretty.

    • 19.2 alua

      I think she looks natural, which is refreshing. I find her pretty.

  20. 20 Rushie

    Does anyone else thinks he looks like an older version of Taecyeon or is it just me?

    • 20.1 soprection

      I never thought so before but I just saw it in that second picture of him in the uniform. It’s something about his jawline.

    • 20.2 bbstl

      Yes, from the first moment I saw Taecyeon I wanted to see them cast as brothers. But that might create a black hole of acting ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. 21 twingals

    Anyone seen him in A Better Tomorrow? role of a gangster and was actually terrific. It’s on Netflix.

    • 21.1 alua

      I thought A Better Tomorrow was pretty lame and didn’t always make sense (like it couldn’t decide whether to be a gangster action film or an estranged brothers sob story).

      Particularly when they were in a middle a shootout and somehow they had a five-minute conversation with the action around them seemingly stopping. As if!

      • 21.1.1 Twingals

        Enjoyed the movie,not perfect but I did…and he actually was good acting as a gangster.

  22. 22 ilikemangos

    For a passionate melo that trailer really bored me to tears, lol.

    People may think im a crazy gal and surely i must be in the minority, but oddly enough i do not feel much when i look at SSH, but the guy is very handsome, I will acknowledge that. His acting just never managed to grab me emotionally, and that’s usually the main thing i look for in my favorite actors.

    • 22.1 Kiara

      I guess I’m crazy too because he does nothing for me although he is a good looking man. I think its more to do with his acting. Charismatic actors are the ones that I connect with like Kim Woo-bin. He may have an unique look but I love watching that boy on screen.

    • 22.2 pogo

      Then I must be crazy too, because he does nothing for me either. It’s a lot to do with the bad acting, just like you.

      And that goes both ways – I doubt I’d find Kim Woo-bin or Sung Joon so appealing if their acting didn’t convince me of their hotness.

    • 22.3 Fab

      Oh come on, we are NOT crazy. I don’t see his appeal at all. And the movie is booooooring, that moan at the end of the teaser is lame.

  23. 23 Rushie

    Does anyone else think SSH looks like an older Taecyeon? Especially in the uniform? I see him and all I can think is those two could play brothers in a drama. Imagine the possiblities.

    • 23.1 pogo

      oh dear….you KNOW some idiot drama producer will inflict that on us, now that you put the idea out into the world ๐Ÿ™

    • 23.2 Laica

      Their acting resembles each other too. *runs away*

      • 23.2.1 qwerty

        ROFL! So true…

  24. 24 soprection

    I doubt I will watch this (not his fan and the premise doesn’t catch me) but those yellow tinted posters are very pretty. It looks like it will be a very heady, atmospheric film.

  25. 25 Noelle

    Erotic-melo choosing to set this story during the year of 1969…. I can’t.

  26. 26 Audrey

    First reaction, Poster looks weird, like he’s eating her face, not sexy at all. And main girl’s face is quite ordinary, so I don’t know why they picked her. I guess they were going for the “innocent wife” look. IDK.
    I would have liked it better if Jo Yeo Jung played the lead character.

    • 26.1 soprection

      Maybe they picked her because she can act? She’s an unknown so it’s not lie any of us knows. Perhaps her character is the one pulling the weight of the story emotionally. Just because it’s an erotic melo, it doesn’t mean that the story might not also have some substance to it.

  27. 27 jomo

    Aaaaaaahhhhhh THT, I hope this is good and not not good.

    He always looks so good, but even in the trailer, he sounds kinda Jin-ish.

    The thing about the man is he isn’t even a little bit threatening. He’s way too Lotte. Without that spark on screen, he isn’t all that sexy-in-motion. In stllls, yes, because we can imagine the rest.

    I will see this movie, of course, but it would the most fun to see this movie with you all somewhere outside drinking something. Maybe some homemade makgoeli?

  28. 28 Mrs.Jang Guem Suk

    I’m definitely intrigued by this the ummmm ending 2 that teaser was like Whoa……. So if good drama has it I’ll see o plzz plzz plzz do a Scrrn cap Joann plzzzzz ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜–๐Ÿ˜–๐Ÿ˜–๐Ÿ˜–๐Ÿ˜–๐Ÿ˜–๐Ÿ˜–

  29. 29 Sadie

    (0)_(0) oh my oh my

  30. 30 Fab

    Why am I seeing Jung Yu-Mi in this??

    Not convinced…They better come(uhm) with a better teaser and stuff to satisfy(Uh) it’s potential audience.

    • 30.1 random person

      Yeah if they fade out from the *ahem*, many tomatoes will fly.

  31. 31 random person

    (Warning: potential oblique spoilers ahead; feel free to delete this post if it’s too much but this info was released by the film people.)

    I love that no one is even thinking of watching this for the plot… ^_^ The entire plot (100% spoilers) was revealed online a few months ago when filming wrapped.

    To put the affair (and movie title “Obsessed”) in perspective…

    His character here is supposed to be suffering from PTSD after the war. Then he meets the girl, whom he starts to see as his life buoy. Yeah he gets pretty obsessed with her.
    His father-in-law is a powerful figure in the army, so you can guess what’s going to hit the fan when the affair gets exposed. I think it’s hinted that he doesn’t love his wife and his marriage was due to his father-in-law’s influence (can’t recall this detail exactly). The girl, though, isn’t as obsessed as he is.

    Okay I’m not saying any more but the spoilers reveal every darn detail about the ending.

    • 31.1 Fab

      No one cares about tha plot *looks around*

    • 31.2 aX

      Well obviously someone dies… or maybe both. My guess without reading the ending.

    • 31.3 Settling

      I am interested in the plot, actually. From the trailer I ‘m guessing she’s a nurse and gets attacked/injured/saved? The PTSD angle sounds interesting, we’ll see. Perhaps I’ll go back to watching SSH in “Ghost” to tide me over while I wait for this to be available and subtitled…

  32. 32 Jasmine

    That rookie actress is GORGEOUS! Like a very natural version of Min Hyorin. And I love her thick eyebrows lol. I don’t know if this film will do well, but nice eye candy in SSH.

  33. 33 exquisitemelody

    That first pic makes me want to cap it with ‘om nom nom nom nom’ LOL

    You know, I watched Autumn Tale and Summer Scent early in my kdrama watching history, and I loved SSH. But now I just can’t even…

  34. 34 aX

    Huh… that first picture… ????? I don’t find it sexy but sure! lol

  35. 35 Crazynoona

    Erotic mello and SSH in a uniform…nuff said

  36. 36 glory

    after watching Warm Words, i really detest secret affair, especially within married couple.. they may feel it’s real true love, but it’s crime to family.. wonder how this movie going to tackle the affair thing… nevertheless, SSH looks hot as ever..

    • 36.1 Pipit

      I also detest an affair’s theme therefore despite loving JJH I have no intention of watching Warm Words. But, the story line in this movie reminded me of When a Man Falls in Love where at first it was described as an affair as well but turns out to be a story of a single man who loves a woman who doesn’t love him.

      The movie might be about an affair but since it won’t take 16 hours of my time I can take it especially with THT dropping the towel.

    • 36.2 rach

      As the story goes, I think the main issue is more the obsession – where it come from and what it cause to a person who has all loose – than the actual affair. Also need to consider the time in history – war, pressure of closed or semi closed base + ranks. The sad thing will be if most if not all viewers will concentrate on the erotic portion (and who can blame us…) and not of the quality of the movie and characters .

  37. 37 Eliza Bennet

    Count me in!

  38. 38 chickenwing

    Ehhhh I really don’t know about Handsome Song but mmmm erotic, 19+. I’m all in!

  39. 39 Kim Yoonmi

    US films are doing a stint of OMG they are cheating with each other and it’s hot films too. I’m not thrilled at this wave. I’m also not quite sure what brought on this cultural wave either…

    It’s not like there is anything to say about the divorce rate or marriage out of these many cheating films.

  40. 40 Carinne

    Show me the butt cracks.

  41. 41 irene lau

    i like song seung heon. shall see the movie when it releases.

  42. 42 Cathy

    I love SSH, watched him in My Princess and When A Man Falls…i’m so excited to watch this! He’s cute yet naughty ๐Ÿ™‚

  43. 43 Ho zilong Canberra primary

    She got picked coz she got a very nice rack

  44. 44 Joyce Yagoda

    The movie was definately intoxicating. It was some of the besting acting I have seen in a longtime and that includes the US of A. That movie would have acquired a PG rating here letting everyone in over the age of 13 unless you have an adult. Our r rated movies in the USA, show not only the entire body but 2 people really going at it on film. Gay sex: with two nudes of the same sex all over each other. That still makes a lot of people uncomfortable but people are getting better, knowing it is a part of many people’s lives in this country. We have straight actors playing gay lovers. The hitch is many men in particular want men they know, feel extremely comfortable with on the outside. Gay men playing straight men, hate it just as much. One Hollywood actor put it 30 yrs ago, the first time he did an intimate film, saying on a morning talk show, “you get emotionally involved during that intimate scene, they say cut, cool him off, they bring you back, you’re waiting for the climax, which never comes.”

    The acting was superb, do not understand Korean language but the acting held my interest. The movie for 19 and over was ridiculous. The high schoolers should have been able to handle that movie, w/o even noticing the erotic scenes. Crazy!!! Great movie, show it to everyone.

    If, what is his name, Song, speaks English, he could definitely go to Hollywood!! Congrats!!! Open up the minds of your strictly Confusious country. Sex is a part of life.

  45. 45 Joyce Yagoda

    Hollywood loved the movie Obcessed. They loved everything about the movie!

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