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Christmas in August (Hachigatsu no kurisumasu) (1998)

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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.

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Cast

Suk-Kyu
as Jung-Won Han
Gu Shin
as Jung-won's father
Shin Koo
as Father
Han-wi Lee
as Chul-goo
Ji-hye Oh
as Jung-sook
Oh Ji-Hae
as Jung-Sook
Lee Han-wi
as Chul-Ku
Kwon Hae-Won
as Hyo-Jung
Suk-kyu Han
as Jung-won
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Critic Reviews for Christmas in August (Hachigatsu no kurisumasu)

All Critics (1)

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 (Hachigatsu no kurisumasu)

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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.

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