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Do You Like Spring Bear? (2003)

Bom-nal-eui gom-eul jong-a-ha-se-yo? (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 16 July 2003 (South Korea)
(Korean with English subtitles) Hyun-jae (Bae Doona of Cloud Atlas) is down on love; her boyfriends can't ever seem to get beyond her rough personality. When she finds a string of love ... See full summary »

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Yi Yong

Writer:

Jo-yun Hwang
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Credited cast:
Doona Bae ... Jeong Hyun-jae
Nam-jin Kim Nam-jin Kim ... Lee Dong-ha
Ji-hye Yun ... Mi-ran
Jong-shin Yun Jong-shin Yun ... Ji-seok
Kwang-rok Oh Kwang-rok Oh ... Hyeon-jae's dad
Eol Lee Eol Lee ... Vincent
Hyeon-kyeong Lee Hyeon-kyeong Lee ... Hearing-impaired woman (as Lee Ji-Won)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tae-un Eom Tae-un Eom ... Man who dumps Hyun-jae
Sang-ki Jo Sang-ki Jo ... Carrefour supervisor
So-yeon Kim So-yeon Kim ... Hearing-impaired woman
Oh-jung Kwon ... Nose-picking man
Hyeon-kyeong Lim Hyeon-kyeong Lim ... So-hee
Yong-jun Park Yong-jun Park
Yi Yong Yi Yong ... Chan-ho (shortlegged pitcher)
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(Korean with English subtitles) Hyun-jae (Bae Doona of Cloud Atlas) is down on love; her boyfriends can't ever seem to get beyond her rough personality. When she finds a string of love notes in the library books she checks out, she becomes obsessed with finding the writer of the notes, ignoring the fact that true love may be found closer than she anticipates. Written by Anonymous

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Sweet, low-key, histrionics-free romance
30 August 2004 | by BrianThibodeauSee all my reviews

SPRING BEARS LOVE (2003) Directed by Donald Yong I. Written by Haung Jo-yun. Cinematography by Bak Ki-ung. A connected series of love notes scribbled in library art books convinces gawky grocery store clerk Hyun-chae (Bae Doo-na) that a mystery man - known only as 'Vincent' - is pursuing a relationship with her.

Meanwhile, an infatuated pal from her high-school days - shy, quirky subway driver Dong-ha (Kim Nam-jin) - relocated to Seoul to ACTUALLY pursue a relationship with her, which she rejects in favor of the erzatz paper chase provided by her mystery man, going so far as to pawn Dong-ha off on her friend at one point. Sweet, low-key, histrionics-free romance with a clever story concept that allows for a second act twist that's exactly what you'll expect and yet far more clever than it really seems. Not without its sentimental moments, but they're far more restrained than similar scenes in many Korean films of this sort. Not unexpectedly, technical production is sparkling, with gorgeous cinematography by Bak Ki-ung and art direction by Park Hyun-joo. Head slapping is nearly non-existent. I give it a 9.


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