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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 ... See full summary »

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Hyun-seung Lee

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jung-jae Lee ... Han Sung-hyun (as Jung-Jae Lee)
Ji-hyun Jun ... 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
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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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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)
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Il Mare does no longer exist since at least 2006 according to the satellite images. There is a new breakwater between summer sea line and the former position of Il Mare. Exact coordinates of Il Mare (the location where Il Mare existed) are: (37° 44' 16.00" N, 126° 17' 21.50" E). The coordinates of the other house which Sung-hyun visits while it's being constructed are: (33° 30' 49.50" N, 126° 58' 03.50" E). There is no house in fact. And the beach which Sung-hyun sits in after visiting the house can be seen at (33°30'7.00" N, 126°56'35.75" E). See more »

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Another soapy time-travel romance, another great date movie
25 August 2004 | by BrianThibodeauSee all my reviews

IL MARE (2001) Another soapy time-travel romance that, if you watch it in the right frame of mind, could have you in tears. It's about a guy who finds a letter in the mailbox of his new seaside rental house from the previous tenant advising him about little things that haven't happened yet, like the paw prints his dog leaves on the floor days later! In trying to meet the woman who wrote the letter, he comes to realize she lives about a year or two ahead of him in the timeline, and lived in the house after he vacated it. He asks her to find him in the future, but she can't... Like DITTO, the film manages to defy conventions on a couple of occasions, and it's internal logic is solid enough that you don't think about it too hard. Another great date film, again provided you're not too cynical about such things. I give it a 9.


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