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Director:
Writers:
Jin-ho Hur (writer)
Seung-ook Oh (writer)
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Release Date:
24 January 1998 (South Korea) See more »
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Plot:
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? | Add synopsis »
Awards:
4 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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No Movies are Perfect, but this one comes close See more (27 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Suk-kyu Han ... Jung-won
Eun-ha Shim ... Da-rim
Goo Shin ... Jung-won's father
Ji-hye Oh ... Jung-sook
Han-wi Lee ... Chul-goo
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mi-seon Jeon ... Ji-won
Hye-won Kwon ... Hyo-jung
Yong-jin Park
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Directed by
Jin-ho Hur 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jin-ho Hur  writer
Seung-ook Oh  writer
Dong-hwan Shin  writer

Cinematography by
Yong-kil You 
 
Film Editing by
Sung-Won Hahm  (as Sung-won Ham)
 
Art Direction by
Jin-han Kim 
 
Costume Design by
Sang-hoon Park 
 
Music Department
Sung-woo Jo .... musical director (as Sung-woo Cho)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Palwolui Christmas" - South Korea (original title)
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Runtime:
97 min
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Quotes:
Jung-won:[Sitting on a rubber tire in his old school playground] When I was a kid I always sat alone in the playground after the other boys had gone. Thinking about my late mother, it struck me that we'd all disappear in the end... my father, my sister, all my best friends.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in My Sassy Girl (2001)See more »

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13 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
No Movies are Perfect, but this one comes close, 6 October 2005
Author: KarzaK from United Kingdom

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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