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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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Cast

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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mi-seon Jeon ... Ji-won
Hye-won Kwon Hye-won Kwon ... Hyo-jung
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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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

24 January 1998 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Christmas in August See more »

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Jung-won: [Sitting on a rubber tire in his old school playground] When I was a kid I always sat alone in the playground after the other boys had gone. Thinking about my late mother, it struck me that we'd all disappear in the end... my father, my sister, all my best friends.
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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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