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Christmas in August (1998)

Palwolui Keuriseumaseu (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 24 January 1998 (South Korea)
Hahn Suk-Kyu suffers from a fatal disease. He meets Shim Eun-Ha and falls in love with her. What will be the fate of this love - will it be a tragic ending?

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Jin-ho Hur
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Credited cast:
Suk-kyu Han ... Jung-won
Eun-ha Shim ... Da-rim
Goo Shin ... Jung-won's father
Ji-hye Oh Ji-hye Oh ... Jung-sook
Han-wi Lee Han-wi Lee ... Chul-goo
Mi-seon Jeon ... Ji-won (as Mi-sun Chun)
Hye-won Kwon Hye-won Kwon ... Hyo-jung
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Do-Yoon Kim Do-Yoon Kim ... Police Passerby
Jae-rok Kim ... Jung-won's Friend 1
Yong-nyeo Lee ... Ballet Auntie
Yong-jin Park Yong-jin Park
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Hahn Suk-Kyu suffers from a fatal disease. He meets Shim Eun-Ha and falls in love with her. What will be the fate of this love - will it be a tragic ending?

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Drama | Romance

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[last lines]
Jung-won: [narrating] I always knew that feelings of love would fade - just like old photographs. But for you... you will always remain in my heart, as you are in my last moment. Thank you, and goodbye.
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One of my favorite of all time
11 March 2005 | by eloyrockySee all my reviews

Last time I checked in here I think there was no more than one comment. I'm very glad that more people have caught on this flick now,and even more so about you all digging it as well. I caught this the night of Christmas 2004,and I found myself unable to change the channel on my TV,even though it was an Asian flick-and I'm-sadly but truly-very used not to give any chance to any Off-Hollywood products. I did that night,though,and I thank God deeply for it. I've not been able to shake that movie out of my system since-not that I've tried to or wanted to-and it still amazes me-in an extremely grateful way-that such a great,beautiful experience came in such a way,completely unexpected,like a Christmas Miracle.Please,if you got the chance go see this movie,buy it or rent it of bootleg it or whatever,but watch it. I guarantee it will affect you. I'm out of time,but I'm far from finished with my appraissal here,so Ill be back as soon as I can.


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South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

24 January 1998 (South Korea) See more »

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