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The Classic (2003)

Keulraesik (original title)
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A college student finds a diary detailing a long-ago love triangle involving her mother, her future father, and his best friend.

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Jae-young Kwak

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Jae-young Kwak
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Credited cast:
Ye-jin Son ... Ji-hae / Ju-hie
In-Sung Jo ... Sang-min (as In-seong Jo)
Seung-woo Cho ... Jun-ho
Ki-woo Lee ... Tae-su
Sang-in Lee Sang-in Lee ... Su-kyeong
Ye-jin Im ... Shopkeeper (as Ye-jin Lim)
Hyeon-tae Yang Hyeon-tae Yang ... Seok-woo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hyun-Jung Go ... (as Hyun-jung Go)
Byeong-ok Kim
Seo Lee Seo Lee
Yeong-hie Seo
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Shy Ji-hae's friend is having problems expressing her feelings to the boy she loves, so she asks Ji-hae to write e-mails to him in her name. As the boy falls in love with her letters, Ji-hae discovers the story of her mother's romance which is remarkably similar to her own circumstances. Written by Anonymous

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By chance, by coincidence...but inevitable.

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Drama | Romance

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what can i say...
8 June 2003 | by valya321See all my reviews

I know that "Classic" is cheesy and at times, very cliche. But the film acknowledges this fact when the character of Ji Hae reads the letter that her mother's first love, Jun Ho, had written to her and she states how cheesy it is. And yet, she decides that she'll not call it cheesy, but instead, call it classic.

The intent of this film is not to enlighten or to be original. Love is not original. It is the most common of emotions. The point, rather, I think, is to show how it is possible for love to be like the way it is between the characters in the movie. Through the good and the bad, love is worth it. Yes, saying that love is worth it is very cliche and cheesy. But what the hell. Life is a goddamn cliche in itself and if you're not ready to accept that, then well, what can I say?

I can say, "Go watch 'Classic' and cry or vomit. Either way, you'll feel better."

Oh, by the way, nice acting by Son Ye Jin and Jo Seung Woo. They set up a truly believable dynamic.

8/10 is my score for this pretty love story. Reminded me of the story of how my parents met in Korea. I am glad to see Korean cinema improve.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

30 January 2003 (South Korea) See more »

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Cổ Điển See more »

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South Korea

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$7,582,367
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2.35 : 1
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