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Bungee Jumping of Their Own (2001)

Beonjijeompeureul hada (original title)
Two soulmates find each other only to be torn apart by tragedy. However, not even death can keep them apart...but can destiny?

Director:

Dae-seung Kim

Writer:

Eun-nim Ko
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Cast

Credited cast:
Lee Byung-Hun ... Seo In-woo
Eun-ju Lee Eun-ju Lee ... In Tae-hee
Hyeon-Soo Yeo Hyeon-Soo Yeo ... Lim Hyeon-bin
Soo-Hyun Hong ... Yeo Hye-su
Mi-seon Jeon ... In-woo's wife
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Suk-Won Chang Suk-Won Chang ... Cho Jae-Il
Ju-bong Gi Ju-bong Gi ... Director of students affairs
Hyo-eun Hwang Hyo-eun Hwang ... Sculpture Schoolgirl 2
Kim Kap-su ... Sculpture professor
Beom-su Lee ... Lee Dae-Guen
Min Namkoong ... Kim Chul-Sung (as Gung-Min Nam)
Ji-hye Oh Ji-hye Oh ... Substitute Teacher of Korean
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Two soulmates find each other only to be torn apart by tragedy. However, not even death can keep them apart...but can destiny?

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Trivia

The film takes place in 1983 and 2000. See more »

Goofs

Standing at the edge of a cliff in 1983, Tae-hee talks about her wish to bungee jump in New Zealand. Commercial bungee jumping was introduced in New Zealand only in 1986. See more »

Quotes

In-woo's wife: Are you really gay?
Seo, In-woo: No.
In-woo's wife: Then what?
Seo, In-woo: I only love one person.
In-woo's wife: If you're going to love that one person, does it have to be a 17 year-old boy?
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Remade as Dew (2019) See more »

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Love. I agree, is a many-spendoured thing
9 August 2004 | by raymond-15See all my reviews

Being a hopeless romantic, how can I not like this film? Many a young lady has shared my umbrella in a sudden downpour. But that's where the analogy ends. Bungee jumping is not for me.

A Korean student offers the shelter of his umbrella to a young Korean girl and yes! it's love at first sight. Urged on by his school mates he takes the matter further and books into a hotel room. It's hilarious to watch but a calamity for the couple when he gets a bout of nervous hiccoughs!

They promise to love each other forever. Even in death, he says he will find her again. He casts a spell on her. Whenever she thinks of him, her "little pinky" (little finger) will rise.

The rest of the film takes a strange and original twist. What happens next many will not believe possible. I suppose we believe what we want to believe.

Time passes and the student becomes a school teacher, a charming fellow but hiding his sorrow at the loss of his loved one. Never forgetting his promise of eternal love, he begins to imagine her spirit has entered the body of one of his students. He watches him incessantly, lovingly and one day he sees a definite clue. His "little pinky" stands up.

The homosexual element of this film is delicately handled as the handsome teacher and student become lovers.

The ending is beautiful as the lovers hand-in-hand fulfil the wishes of the young Korean girl whose goal in life was to go to New Zealand for a very special purpose.

Yes, this is a film for romantic lovers. I am very sure of that.


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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

3 February 2001 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Bungee Jumping of Their Own See more »

Company Credits

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Eye Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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