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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 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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$2,500,000 (estimated)
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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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Region 3 DVD info
20 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

I agree wholeheartedly with everything that has been said, this really is a beautiful and romantic movire. It holds back from spelling everything out like a Hollywood movie would, but the quality of acting means you understand the characters without them even needing to speak. I saw this with an architect who also appreciated this on another level, and would recomend any designers see it to appreciate the building it is mostly set in!

The only thing I can really add that might help people is some dvd info: I bought the Region 3 DTS/Dolby Digital release in NTSC. Sound is great, maily the music as it's no action movie. The picture is non-anamorphic, and not amazing, but doesn't detract from the artful cinematography. One thing to note is that although the english subtitles are very well translated, every now and then a word can be missed off the end of a sentence (they haven't taken into account the maximum line length that can be displayed). Again, this didn't detract from my enjoyment though, as the only lines with this error had obvious endings.


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