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Il Mare (2000)

Siworae (original title)
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In 1999, a voice actor moves from Il Mare, a seaside house, and she leaves a Xmas card in its (magical) mailbox. He, an architect student, receives it in 1997, and so begins a friendship separated by 2 years.

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Hyun-seung Lee
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Cast

Credited cast:
Lee Jung-jae ... Han Sung-hyun (as Jung-Jae Lee)
Jun Ji-Hyun ... Kim Eun-ju
Mu-saeng Kim Mu-saeng Kim
Seung-yeon Jo Seung-yeon Jo ... Jae-hyeok
Yun-jae Min Yun-jae Min
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yun-Yeong Choe Yun-Yeong Choe
So-yeong Hong So-yeong Hong ... Voice Actor
Jung-Hee Nam Jung-Hee Nam ... Eun-ju's mother (as Jeong-Hee Nam)
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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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Drama | Fantasy | Romance

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The American Version is called "The Lake House" See more »


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I'm Crying
Performed by Kim Hyun Chul
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Epic
7 October 2003 | by elu5iv3See 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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Official Sites:

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

9 September 2000 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Il Mare See more »

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Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$217,147
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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