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Il Mare (2000)
"Siworae" (original title)

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Eun-joo moves out of her house "Il Mare", leaving behind a Christmas card for the eventual new owner of the house in 1999. In it she asks him/her to forward any mail of hers to her new ... See full summary »

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Han Sung-hyun
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Kim Eun-ju (as Ji-hyun Jun)
Mu-saeng Kim
Seung-Yeon Jo
Yun-jae Min
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Yun-Yeong Choe
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Storyline

Eun-joo moves out of her house "Il Mare", leaving behind a Christmas card for the eventual new owner of the house in 1999. In it she asks him/her to forward any mail of hers to her new address in the city. It is 1997 and Sung-hyun, the first owner of "Il Mare" is moving in and finds in his mailbox the Christmas card from Eun-joo. Thinking it was a joke, Sung-hyun leaves her a letter telling her so and reminds her that its 1997 not 1999. Eventually the two realize that they are separated by two years of time but can somehow communicate through the mailbox and begin to form a friendship through their letters Written by tinylulu2

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9 September 2000 (South Korea)  »

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Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Il Mare does no longer exist since at least 2006 according to the satellite images. There is a new breakwater between summer sea line and the former position of Il Mare. Exact coordinates of Il Mare (the location where Il Mare existed) are: (37° 44' 16.00" N, 126° 17' 21.50" E). The coordinates of the other house which Sung-hyun visits while it's being constructed are: (33° 30' 49.50" N, 126° 58' 03.50" E). There is no house in fact. And the beach which Sung-hyun sits in after visiting the house can be seen at (33°30'7.00" N, 126°56'35.75" E). See more »

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Referenced in Failan (2001) See more »

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Must Say Goodbye
Performed by Kim Hyun Chul
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Epic
7 October 2003 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

  • Il Mare: 10/10




The perfect love story, not too soppy and never boring because of another incredible concept out of Asian cinema. This time, a man and woman are exchanging letters, one in 1997 and one in 1999. Sound good? Oh yes. This is just incredible, a perfect, beautiful, memorable movie with great attention to detail and some exquisite cinematography. One of the best films ever.


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