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A love story centered on ex-boxer Chul-min and a blind telemarketer Jung-hwa.

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Il-gon Song

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Cast overview:
Ji-seob So ... Cheol-min
Hyo-Joo Han ... Jeong-hwa (as Hyo-ju Han)
Shin-il Kang Shin-il Kang ... Choi
Cheol-min Park ... Bang
Seung-bae Wi Seung-bae Wi ... Martial Arts Champion
Kwang-rok Oh Kwang-rok Oh ... Park Chang-soo
Sung-ha Jo Sung-ha Jo ... Section Chief Choi (as Seong-ha Jo)
Goo Jin ... Craft Shop Manager
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A love story centered on ex-boxer Chul-min (So Ji-sub) and telemarketer Jung-hwa (Han Hyo-joo). He has closed his heart to the world and she remains spirited despite slowly losing her vision. Their fate intertwines when their past are revealed in their blooming relationship. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

20 October 2011 (South Korea) See more »

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An Indian Hindi movie is produced in adaptation of this film. The movie is "Do Lafzaon Ka Kahani"(2016) starring Randeep Hooda and Kajal Agarwal. See more »

Quotes

Jeong-hwa: I said I'd see your face only.
Jeong-hwa: Why did you make me see only mine?
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Remade as Sadece Sen (2014) See more »

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Great Pure Melodrama
28 March 2015 | by Odessa JonesSee all my reviews

The Koreans do melodrama better than anyone else on the planet. I wish I had known about Korean movies years ago. (I saw "Always" four years after its release. When will a Korean movie get released in the US?!?)

The plot here is reminiscent of "An Affair to Remember," the quintessential Hollywood romance. But the feeling and cinematography are pure twenty-first century. Though it's a 100% melodrama story- line, the style is low-key and on the naturalistic side. It's never overwrought.

So Ji-Sub is a favorite of mine from seeing him in K-drama "The Master's Sun." Here he plays a very different kind of man, but with equal skill and charisma. His character barely talks, but still feels three-dimensional. Han Hyo-Joo is excellent and her character is refreshingly outgoing despite her disability.

I had to close my eyes for about 5 minutes when things got violent, but that was inevitable given that So Ji-Sub plays a fighter. If I have any complaints, it's that I wanted to know so much more about the characters, and the denouement is on the quick side. I still have questions. But the emotional aspects of the story were handled perfectly.

If you haven't started watching the good Korean stuff yet, you should. It's worth the subtitles.


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