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Never Forever -- When an American woman begins a dangerous relationship with an attractive immigrant worker, in order to save her marriage, she finds her true self.

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11 April 2008 (USA) See more »
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When an American woman begins a dangerous relationship with an attractive immigrant worker, in order to save her marriage, she finds her true self. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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1 win & 2 nominations See more »
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there's an elephant in the room, but it's of our own making See more (15 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Vera Farmiga ... Sophie Lee

David Lee McInnis ... Andrew Lee (as David McInnis)
Joseph Y. Kim ... Pastor

Shirley Roeca ... Tania
Steve Greenstean ... Piano Mover

Marceline Hugot ... Dr. Hanson
Colleen Quinlan ... Nurse #2

Trisha LaFache ... Receptionist

Jung-woo Ha ... Jihah

Becky London ... Interviewer
Carla Harting ... Nurse #1

Robert Dahey ... Laundromat Owner

Kari Swenson Riely ... Miriam

Jackson Pace ... Adam

Alex Manette ... Jesse

Hettienne Park ... Ming Ming

Asa Somers ... Rich
Richard Yun ... Store Owner

Richard Chang ... Chinese Waiter
Ruben Ortiz ... Jeweler
Susan Mitchell ... String Quartet (as Susan Mitchel)
James E. Graseck ... String Quartet (as Jim Grasack)
Sean Grissom ... String Quartet (as Sean Grisson)
John Pisano ... String Quartet
Lenny Levi ... Cab Driver #1
Gurdeep Singh ... Taxi Driver #2
Eric L. Abrams ... INS Officer
Clem Cheung ... Plain Clothed Officer
Marilyn Torres ... INS Interrogator
Will Pailen ... Guard
Quinn Peck ... Sophie's Son
Hwa-shi Lee ... Mrs. Lee (as Hwa Si Lee)
Ju-Hee Yoon ... Jihah's girlfriend
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steve Greenstein ... Moving Man

Ruben C. Ortiz ... Jeweler
Joseph DeBona ... Jihah's co-worker (uncredited)

Directed by
Gina Kim 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gina Kim 

Produced by
Brian Bell .... co-producer
Andrew Fierberg .... producer
Kyung Hyun Kim .... co-producer
Chang-dong Lee .... producer
Jun-dong Lee .... producer (as Lee, Joon-dong)
Seung-jae Lee .... executive producer
Kelly McCormick .... associate producer
Per Melita .... line producer
Danielle Na .... co-producer
Steven Nam .... co-producer
Steven Shainberg .... co-executive producer
Christina Weiss Lurie .... co-executive producer
Eun-Jung Yoo .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Nyman 
 
Cinematography by
Matthew Clark 
 
Film Editing by
Pete Beaudreau 
 
Casting by
Heidi Levitt 
Paul Schnee 
 
Production Design by
Lucio Seixas 
 
Art Direction by
Eric Friedewald 
 
Costume Design by
Tere Duncan 
 
Makeup Department
Sharon Ilson .... key makeup artist
Theodora Katsoulogiannakis .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Leslie Jacobowitz .... post-production supervisor
Per Melita .... production manager
Mamta Trivedi .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Blazina .... second assistant director
Marco Londoner .... first assistant director
Mark Romanelli .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Billy Chung .... art intern
Roxy Gillespie .... set dresser
Patrick McGowan .... assistant property master
Meg Vinson .... set dresser
Alexis Weiss .... property master
 
Sound Department
Stephen Barden .... sound re-recording mixer
Stephen Barden .... supervising sound editor
Alex Bullick .... sound effects editor
Josh Neal .... additional boom operator
Steve F.B. Smith .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Lan Tran .... foley editor
Randy Wilson .... foley recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Jennifer Basnyat .... title designer
 
Stunts
Gene Harrison .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Cesar Baptista .... dolly grip
Cesar Baptista .... key grip
Terrence C. Burke .... camera operator
Katie Dainson .... second assistant camera
Tim Davies .... key grip
Derek Gross .... electrician
David Kurt Harris .... electrician
George Hennah .... first assistant camera
Jangwook Kim .... still photographer
Adam Lukens .... additional grip
Albino Marsetti .... camera operator
Christian May .... additional electrician
Colin Oberschmidt .... grip
Antonio Ponti .... additional assistant camera
Jennifer Scarlata .... additional grip
Jaime Segschneider .... camera loader
Jason Velez .... gaffer
Zenfeek .... company electrician
 
Casting Department
Lauren Fernandes .... casting associate
Jessica Kelly .... casting assistant
Rita Powers .... extras casting
Sean Powers .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
April Cary .... wardrobe intern
Christie Clarke .... wardrobe intern
Zairi Malcolm .... wardrobe assistant
Nikia Nelson .... wardrobe supervisor
Grace Wilkerson .... wardrobe intern
 
Editorial Department
Jason Barnes .... additional assistant editor
Kiersten Harter .... first assistant editor
Arthur Montreuil .... color timer
Mike Patrick .... assistant editor
Ira Schweitzer .... dailies colorist
Sarah Jean Porter .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Robert Cotnoir .... music editor
 
Other crew
Roslyn Aronowitz .... production assistant
Beth Avery .... location manager
Ted Beck .... production assistant
Andrew Cesana .... script supervisor
Doug Choi .... production assistant
Michael Fucci .... location manager
Steve Grivno .... location scout (as Stephen Grivno)
Chris Grossmann .... production assistant
Dongwoo Kang .... electronic press kit
Matt King .... assistant location manager
Adam Knobler .... production intern
Patrick Moran .... key set production assistant
Karen S. Neasi .... product placement
J. Brent Peebles .... production accountant
Lauretta Prevost .... production assistant
Jason Rogien .... production assistant
Luke Tomalin Sherman .... production assistant
Amy Small .... office production assistant
Jared Traum .... production secretary
Mamta Trivedi .... production executive
Kalinda Ukanwa .... first assistant accountant
Canella Williams .... production coordinator
Danielle Wilson .... craft service
Andrea Bigger .... production assistant (uncredited)
David Magdael .... publicist (uncredited)
Anne Stulz .... publicist (uncredited)
 

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Rated R for sexuality and some language
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USA:90 min (original version) | South Korea:104 min
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In France, was released on DVD more than three years after its theatrical release.See more »

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10 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
there's an elephant in the room, but it's of our own making, 31 July 2010
Author: kmh02003-1 from United States

I really, really admire Vera Farmiga for taking on this project. How can you not? Allow me to explain.

If you can suspend logical disbelief while watching this film, you will be swept away. The movie had a quiet and patient, but very powerful undercurrent.

It deals so nonchalantly with something that is so uncommon in movies nowadays, that I have to make mention of it. An Asian male in honest and open sex scenes with a white female. The real achievement here is that this movie avoids the race issue altogether. The director does not turn it into some kind of elephant in the room. No, it is an elephant of our own Western making, is it not? Was anyone else shocked to see love portrayed this way, where it is truly is shown as universal, not just possible between chosen ethnic pairings? The movie did not treat it like a big deal at all. The white girl - Asian guy couples I've met in real life don't treat it like a big deal either. I believe this ethnic pairing - currently, perhaps the only interracial pairing that actually occurs less frequently in Western movies than it does in real life - will become more commonplace as the Asian cinema industry matures, as the West becomes ever-increasingly comfortable with the East, as both sides evolve towards the human average, and there are more Asian actors from which to choose.

Now that aside, let's get back to the film itself, because it is more than capable of standing proudly on its own feet without its groundbreaking nonchalant attitude towards race.

Tremendous acting, especially from Ms. Farmiga and Jung-woo Ha, the "homewrecker." The amount of emotion that these two are able to convey in nonverbal moments is truly stunning. You will be moved.

The set designs and cinematography, in addition to the beautiful actors themselves, are a visual feast - a real aesthetic treat.

The sex scenes were very tasteful and well-done. As the relationship develops, so clearly does the depth and honesty of their physical relations, to the point where Farmiga's character is able to climax by simply daydreaming about her lover.

You may know the entire plot line to this movie already, and you will still have an A+ experience watching how it was executed.

I loved this film. It defied almost all my expectations, and will probably watch it several times over the course of my life. I would recommend that anyone who decides to watch this film, too, find within themselves a fraction of Vera Farmiga's open-mindedness, boldness, and vision when she took on this project.

A standing ovation for her.

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