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Sung-chil is a grumpy 70-year-old man who lives alone and works part-time at the local supermarket. Jang-soo, owner of the supermarket and president of the city's redevelopment project, has been trying in vain to get Sung-chil's signature (he's the last hold-out and the only reason for the project's delay), but Sung-chil stubbornly refuses any change to his lifestyle. Then he meets his new neighbor Geum-nim, a feisty yet friendly elderly lady who runs the flower shop next door. Despite his age, Sung-chil is inexperienced and clumsy at romance so the entire town cheers him on and helps him court her. But Geum-nim's daughter Min-jung disapproves of the relationship.
I watched this on a flight to Asia. Though I was born in Japan and live in the US, I find some similarities in Japanese and Korean culture. I think Korean films do a very good job of incorporating appropriate humor and funny scenes while tackling some serious subjects. Salut d'Amour is a good example. Without giving too much away, what starts out as a comedy with some quirky characters turns into a very touching and moving film with a surprise ending. As a grown adult caring for an aging parent with dementia this film touched my heart deeply. I hope it gets distributed on DVD or thru the internet so it gets the viewership it deserves.
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