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"Palwolui Christmas" (original title)

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Hahn Suk-Kyu suffers from a fatal disease. He meets Shim Eun-Ha and falls in love with her. What will be the fate of this love - will it be a tragic ending?

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Jung-won
Eun-ha Shim ...
Da-rim
Goo Shin ...
Jung-won's father
Ji-hye Oh ...
Jung-sook
Han-wi Lee ...
Chul-goo
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Mi-seon Jeon ...
Ji-won
Hye-won Kwon ...
Hyo-jung
Yong-jin Park
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Hahn Suk-Kyu suffers from a fatal disease. He meets Shim Eun-Ha and falls in love with her. What will be the fate of this love - will it be a tragic ending?

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[last lines]
Jung-won: [narrating] I always knew that feelings of love would fade - just like old photographs. But for you... you will always remain in my heart, as you are in my last moment. Thank you, and goodbye.
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No Movies are Perfect, but this one comes close
6 October 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is, without a doubt, one of the most accomplished debut films for any director. The Movie is only 90 minutes long, but manages to say just about everything about life and death. Not much action, and dialogue is minimal, but the movie flows perfectly and demands your attention due to the wonderfully natural feel of everything going on. The performances by the leads are perfection, and even some supporting characters get strong emotional scenes. The movie will be somewhat lost on today's modern audience, but this is one that everyone ought to see.Refreshingly unsentimental and honest, this is on par with Ozu's works.

Scratch my title, this one is perfect!


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