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Christmas in August (1998)

Christmas in August





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Jung-Won is a photographer who runs a small studio in Seoul in this Korean drama. Da-Rim is a young meter maid who approaches Jung-Won to request his services. They make an unlikely twosome, but a friendship does develop. However Da-Rim does not know that Jung-Wong has a terminal illness.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
Directed By: ,
Written By: Jin-ho Hur, Hur Jin-ho, Oh Seung-Wook, Shin Dong-Hwan
On DVD: Aug 23, 2005


as Jung-Won Han
Shin Koo
as Father
Oh Ji-Hae
as Jung-Sook
Lee Han-wi
as Chul-Ku
Kwon Hae-Won
as Hyo-Jung
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Critic Reviews for Christmas in August

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Top Critic

Unfortunately, the film's cloying score trickles through scenes like sap . . . works best when circling quietly around its characters and attuned to the dying strains of faded romance.

March 16, 2006
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

Audience Reviews for Christmas in August


This film was amazingly heart shaking, and showed very sad but warm view toward life in Korea. I thought we as foreigners would not understand this delicate feeling and under rate this quiet film as a boring one, But I was wrong.
This was without a doubt, one of the most accomplished films for any director. The film was only 90 minutes long, but managed to say just everything about life and death. Not much action, and dialogue was minimal, but the movie flowed perfectly and demands your attention due to the wonderfully natural feel of everything going on. The performances by the leads were perfect, and even some supporting characters get strong emotional scenes. This film made you realize that life is fragile and short. and a view for better understanding how precious life is.

Daisy Maduro

Super Reviewer

One of my favorite movies. I gave it 5/5(1 more than most people) because I had some demons this movie helped me deal with.

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