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24 November 2003 (South Korea) See more »
The most beautiful day in my life.
Mi-na is a high school student living alone with her mother, dreams of having the perfect boyfriend. But can any man hope to live up to her image of the ideal partner? | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Su-jeong Lim ... Gang Min-a

Rae-won Kim ... Yeong-jae
Lee Mi-Sook ... Mi-suk (as Mi-suk Lee)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
In-mun Kim ... Guard
Yu-jeong Lee
Ji-young Oh
Chang Yun (as Chan Yun)

Directed by
Eon-hie Lee 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jin Kim  writer

Produced by
Phil Hwang .... producer
Original Music by
Jun-seok Bang 
Cinematography by
Byung-seo Kim 
Film Editing by
Hyeon-mi Lee 
Production Design by
Jong-pil Lee 
Visual Effects by
Wook Kim .... visual effects supervisor


Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Happiest Time of My Life" - Thailand (English title) (video title)
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South Korea:104 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »

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The director, Eon-hie Lee, first saw Su-jeong Lim in the set of A Tale of Two Sisters (2003) and decided to cast her.See more »
Movie Connections:
Remade as First Time (2012)See more »


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26 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
A Modern Day Masterpiece., 27 February 2004
Author: NuKu-NuKu from UK

It's not often i cave in to pressure to see a movie, but on this occasion i did. I decided to give this baby a go, and boy was i not disappointed!!! tells the story of Mina, a young girl who is very sick and loveless. Mina struggles to cope with her life and loneliness after being in hospital for most of her life. Then one day a young man moves in to the apartment below and Mina and Jun become good friends. Although Mina is still insecure and distrusting, she finds a friend in Jun and their friendship blossoms, much to the delight of her friends and her mother.

This movie is a bitch! It tears with your emotions horribly. One moment i was happy, the next i was genuinely about to burst in to floods of tears. This movie carries a simple romantic story, but is executed on an almost masterly level. From the moment the movie opens with it's beautiful acoustic opening song, through each and every beautiful camera shot, to the powerful ending; is an emotional and exhilerating rollercoaster. It's engrossing, addictive, highly watchable and overall an incredible movie. Pure and Simple. is proof that Asian cinema is in a league well and truly of it's own. It offers some of the best acting and directing talent and has it's own unique style that simply cannot be replicated or remade ANYWHERE else (are you LISTENING America?).

Quite simply - and i feel pretty bold with my labelling here - is a modern day masterpiece. To call yourself a movie fan and to go through life without watching this would be dealing yourself the greatest, most catastrophic dishonour ever.

One of the most unmissable, engrossing and frankly brilliant movies i've ever had the pleasure to see. To the director of, Eon-hie Lee, thankyou. Thanks a million.

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