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Director:
Writers:
Jin-ho Hur (writer)
Seung-uk 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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User Reviews:
Sweet and Tender, great movie See more (28 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

Directed by
Jin-ho Hur 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jin-ho Hur  writer
Seung-uk 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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12 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Sweet and Tender, great movie, 29 June 2000
Author: (al2046) from USA

If you are one of those audience that expect high impact, lots of kisses, and soap opera plots from a love story, this might not be the right movie for you. The movie is quiet and yet its pace and mode really speak for itself. There are sadness to the movie and yet many scenes bring sweetness and tenderness between the main character and the people around him. The scene of Jung-won (the main character) and his sister spitting watermelon seeds; Jung-won writing out instructions of how to use the VCR remote for his father (reminds me of Michael Keaton in "My Life"); the ticketing girl's gesture of love by sitting closer and closer to Jung-won at the park, the old lady coming back to take her very last picture in her life; all these scenes are simple and yet they are so real and really capture audiences' heart. The ticketing girl is weird and cute. Her character definitely contributes a lot to the movie.

If you can sit through the first 15 minutes of the movie, then you are in for a great movie. Very well done.

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