Peppermint Candy is, simply put, a modern classic and as close to the quintessential South Korean film you can get. The film moves backwards in time - starting with a suicide and regressing through the man's life. \r\n\r\nThe film demonstrates the many, many failures of the South Korean government, moving all the way back to the more hopeful Seoul Spring. \r\n\r\nPeppermint Candy can be viewed as a harrowing primer on South Korean history, in a way. It's a sobering and beautiful experience, and quite simply one of the greatest South Korean films ever made.