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35-year-old architect Seung-Min receives a visit at his office from a woman. Seung-Min doesn't recognize the woman at first, but then realizes the woman is Seo-Yeon. Seo-Yeon is his first ... See full summary »


Yong-Joo Lee


Ji-hye Kim (adaptation), Yong-Joo Lee
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Credited cast:
Tae-woong Eom ... Seung-min - Present
Ga-in Han ... Present Seo-Yeon
Je-hoon Lee Je-hoon Lee ... Seung-min - Past
Suzy Bae ... Past Seo-Yeon
Jun-hee Ko Jun-hee Ko ... Eun-chae
Jung-suk Jo ... Nabddeuckyi (as Jo Jung-suk)
Yeon-Seok Yoo Yeon-Seok Yoo ... Jae-wook
Dong Joo Kim Dong Joo Kim ... Seung-Min's mother
Dong Joo Kim Dong Joo Kim ... Seung-Min's Mother
Seung-Ho Lee Seung-Ho Lee ... Seo-yeon's father
Eui-sung Kim ... Professor Kang
Su-young Park Su-young Park ... Director Goo
Hyeon-cheol Jo Hyeon-cheol Jo ... Dong-goo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ye-jin Sin Ye-jin Sin ... Sing-soong-i


35-year-old architect Seung-Min receives a visit at his office from a woman. Seung-Min doesn't recognize the woman at first, but then realizes the woman is Seo-Yeon. Seo-Yeon is his first love, but he hasn't seen her since his freshman year in college. Seo-Yeon now has a request. She wants to hire Seung-Min to rebuild her home on Jeju Island. 15 years ago, Seung-Min is a naive young man beginning his architecture studies in college. He first meets Seo-Yeon in his Architecture 101 class. As they work on a class project together, Seung-Min and Seo-Yeon begin to fall in love. Back to the present day, Seung-Min is hesitant to take Seo-Yeon's job offer. Seo-Yeon persists and even goes to his boss with her wish. Seung-Min now has no choice, but to take on Seo-Yeon's home project. Old memories of love and heartbreak will soon resurface, as they find themselves at different junctions in their lives. Written by Stanislav S, Sochi, Russia

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South Korea



Release Date:

22 March 2012 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

An Introduction to Architecture See more »

Filming Locations:

Seoul, South Korea

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Myung Films See more »
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2.35 : 1
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Director Lee Yong-Ju majored in architecture in college and also has working experience as an architect. See more »


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A love story I could relate with
2 June 2012 | by KineticSeoulSee all my reviews

This isn't the most amazing love story that really really tugs at the heartstrings. But what I liked about it was how it doesn't try to go in a over sappy direction to win the audiences attention. Which a lot of Asian dramas and movies tends to do when it comes to this type of genre. What really stood out to me about this movie is how every dialogue and how the characters communicate amongst each other is very believable. And even can relate with and that is the key word in this movie "relate". It's believable for the most pare because you can relate with it, well at least for those that had there first crush. Anyways I found this movie to be realistic when it comes to the direction all the way to the end. It doesn't try to go in a fantasy love story but it sometimes gets a bit emotional in a good way. Because at least for me I could see parts of me in this movie when it came to my first crush. The plot is told between two different time periods when the guy starts falling for a classmate at a university and when they are adults later on and the guy is now a architect. And it constantly goes back and forth when it comes to the time period. But it's done in a coherent manner and further develops the plot while keeping certain things untold until it goes into the past or sometimes into the present. Overall I enjoyed this movie, the actors and actresses did a good job. Especially Lee Je-Hoon, I don't know about the actress and singer Suzy though because she just doesn't seem all that versatile when it comes to acting. But her character really fit this movie so don't have much complaint on that. This is a movie that some viewers can relate with and if so than your gonna like this movie even more.


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