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Il Mare (2000)

Siworae (original title)
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In 1999, a voice actor moves from Il Mare, a seaside house, and she leaves a Xmas card in its (magical) mailbox. He, an architect student, receives it in 1997, and so begins a friendship separated by 2 years.

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Hyun-seung Lee
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Credited cast:
Jung-jae Lee ... Han Sung-hyun
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
Jung-Hee Nam Jung-Hee Nam ... Eun-ju's mother (as Jeong-Hee Nam)
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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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The American Version is called "The Lake House" See more »

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Remade as The Lake House (2006) See more »

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Must Say Goodbye
Performed by Kim Hyun Chul
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excellent!
27 May 2004 | by ebiosSee all my reviews

This film is one of those films that makes you think about the story after a few days. The soundtrack and scenery creates a feeling of depression among the lead characters and they find happiness when they communicate to each other about their problems. This creates a slow moving pace, but yet it captures your attention throughout the film because the pain and emotions of the characters are believable and intriguing. The element communicating in different times, like the movie "Frequency", is part of the appeal as well.

It's also interesting the way they incorporated the topic of architecture into the story and scenery. Great cinematography and use of soundtrack.

It's strange the movie isn't as big of a hit. It's probably because of low budgeting in the marketing department. Anyways, go see it if you haven't, you will be pleasantly impressed.


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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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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$217,147
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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