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Now and Forever (연리지)

연리지 (Yeon-ri-ji)

Directed by Kim Seong-joong (김성중)

Screenplay by , ,

Romantic comedy Drama Melodrama Romance

105min | Release date in South Korea :


Min-su, a playboy who believes that there's no such thing as true love and it's all just a game, can't stand even a single relationship that continues on for long. However, fate leads him to a dazzling beauty, Hye-won, who had just escaped from an oppressive hospital. She makes a strong impression on him. Later, chased by a nurse, Hye-won sneaks into the men's room at the hospital and their second encounter takes place. Soon Min-su becomes totally captivated by this bold woman. At first Hye-won resists their love, fearing that losing her to her terminal illness will hurt Min-su too much.


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  • "Nameless Gangster" released in North America

    2012/03/28, Source,
    PREFACE "My reason for wanting to tell a story from the '80s is because I feel that the current societal climate is very similar. About 3 years ago I got a feeling that the era of my deceased father was suddenly coming back, an era in which everyone's good will is only reserved for their own survival and well being. But like my own father, I did not see these people as selfish fools, but sympathized with them. I wanted to portray these characters not as criminals who were on the wrong side of the law, but as people who tried their best to survive and thrive despite the conditions they were in. People innately follow the times they live in and those who ride it architect the next generation. The '80s in South Korea were an incredibly volatile decade in which a single person's decision could change the direction of an entire era. Following men who lived through that decade, I wanted to show that the eighties had more dramatic appeal than any other decade. I wanted to inquire whether it was the times that were changing the people, or if it was the people that were changing the times. Most of all, I hope that the audience can laugh and identify with these men who lived like kings in the face of loyalty, betrayal, and ambition".,...More
  • Actor Lee Jong-suk's Song Picks

    2011/01/07, Source,
    Actor Lee Jong-suk [Chae Ki-won/10Asia] "I went to a restaurant yesterday and there was a lady who called me by my name and gave me a free drink. It was unbelievable!" Lee Jong-suk is a rookie actor from SBS TV series "Secret Garden" who is still not used to people recognizing him on the streets. Despite making short appearances in the show, he has made a strong impression playing the dirt-poor musician Sun who is so broke that he will sing at bars and work on fishing boats but harbors a pride strong enough to jeer right into the face of Hallyu star Oska (played by Yoon Sang-hyun) about how his music "stinks". He confessed that in reality however, he is so shy that he was close to an outcast among the drama team until actor Yoon started speaking to him first. Nonetheless this shy boy who breaks into an occasional smile, proved himself quite charming in his interview with 10Asia,...More
  • 2PM: 'We Are Proud of Being Beast Idol Group'

    2010/12/08, Source,
    Members of 2PM said at the press conference held before a large-scale showcase held in Japan with 20,000 audience MEMBERS, "We created the term 'beast idol' in Korea first, so we are very much proud of being the 'beast idol group'." Star male idol group 2PM held a press conference at the New Otani Hotel in Tokyo, Japan and delivered their plans for advancing into the Japanese music industry. Nichkhun said, "We really appreciate having this opportunity. Japanese fans have come to Korea to cheer for us up until now, and we will enthusiastically perform for them in Japan from now on". Chan Sung said, "The most important thing is to introduce 2PM to Japan. We are eager to sing our songs and show our performances in Japan as soon as possible. I also want people to look closely at our individual members",...More
  • Jo Han-seon Will Wed in January

    2009/10/30, Source,
    Actor Jo Han-seon, 27, will tie the knot with a graduate school student on Jan. 9.

    In an interview with a local daily, he said he met her abo,...
  • Osaka concert features Korean Wave stars
    2007/01/25, Source,
    Korea Herald correspondent

    OSAKA, Japan - It took about 50 minutes for the first performer to appear on stage at this charity concert titled "Hallyu Festival in Osaka", but Japanese fans of Korean pop culture never got bored while waiting.

    More than 20,000 devoted fans of Korean pop and film s,...
  • "Once in a Summer" to be Released in Japan

    2007/01/12, Source,
    The Korean film "Once in a Summer" will be released in Japan on Jan. 27. The movie, which stars two top stars,,...More
  • 'Hallyu' Not Enough for Korean Films

    2006/10/31, Source,
    Systematic Approaches Are Necessary to Tap Foreign Market

    By Kim Tae-jong
    Staff Reporter

    It has been an ordinary scene in recent years for a Korean movie star to be surrounded by thousands of,...
  • Domestic Film Exports Drop in H1 2006
    2006/08/01, Source,
    Overseas exports of Korean films plunged in the first half of 2006 after a Korean pop culture boom overseas.

    The Korean Film Council said August 1 that 128 domestic films were exported to 47 countries in the first six months of the year, with the contract amount reaching 17.4 million dollars, dow,...
  • Actor Jo Han-seon Appointed "Goodwill Ambassador for Switzerland"
    2006/04/26, Source,
    Actor Jo Han-seon, a rising hallyu star popular for his role in the film "Now and Forever", has been appointed a "Goodwill Ambassador for Switzerland".

    The Swiss Tourism Burea,...
  • Film "Love Tree" ("Now and Forever") attracts Japanese Tourists to Woodo Island
    2006/04/14, Source,
    The film "Yeonriji" or "the Love Tree" ("Now and Forever"), which stars Choi Ji-woo and Jo Han-seon, is now creating a buz,...More
  • Love Tree ("Now and Forever")
    2006/04/14, Source,
    by Seung-Jae Lee

    Yeonriji (The Love Tree ("Now and Forever")), released in Korea yesterday, is a film featuring screen star Choi Ji-woo. The film reminds watchers of the TV dr,...
  • 'Yeonriji' ("Now and Forever") Depends Heavily on 'Ji-woo Hime'

    2006/04/13, Source,
    By Kim Tae-jong
    Staff Reporter

    Choi Ji-woo is one of the most beloved actresses here and in other Asian countries _ especially in Japan wher,...
  • Film "Now and Forever" Starring Choi Ji-woo Previewed in Tokyo
    2006/04/07, Source,
    A special preview for the film "Now and Forever" starring actress Choi Ji-woo was held at the Tokyo International Forum on Apr. 6.

    The event was highlighted by onstage greetin,...
  • Choi Ji-woo Remains Huge Box-Office Draw in Japan
    2006/04/05, Source,
    The latest film starring Choi Ji-woo, "Now and Forever", is set to open in Korea on April 13 and in Japan two days later ? essentially a simultaneous release since new films open,...More
  • Melodrama Princess Back With New Movie
    2006/04/05, Source,
    By Kim Tae-jong
    Staff Reporter

    Celebrity actress Choi Ji-woo is back with her new melodrama movie "Yeonriji, Now and Forever", which will open here on April 13.

    Best known,...
  • Hallyu Star Choi Ji-woo to be Featured in World's Famous Magazine Vogue
    2006/04/02, Source,
    The leading star of the Korean Wave (Hallyu) Choi ji woo will appear as a cover model in the Taiwan edition of the world-renowned fashion magazine "Vogue" this May. This is the first time a Korean has been so featured. Choi recently completed a photo session for the cover.
  • "Now and Forever" Starring Choi Ji-woo and Jo Han-seon to Open Next Year
    2005/08/05, Source,
    The melodrama "Now and Forever", starring Choi Ji-woo and Jo Han-seon, will open in Japan in the fall of next year. The mo,...More

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 Produced by
 Jeong Tae-won (정태원)
Showbox (쇼박스)
 Park Sang-wook (박상욱)
 Lighting/cinematography department
 Kim Kyeong-hoon (김경훈)
 Production department
 Lee So-yeong (이소영)
 Production department
 Jeong Tae-won (정태원)
 Production department
 Kim Jong-hyeon (김종현)
 Production department
 Kim Tae-gon (김태곤)
 Directing department
105 min Film Cinemascope (2.35)
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US$ 3.2M
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Release date in South Korea : 2006/04/13
South Korean Box Office
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As of 2006.04.16 : 79,183 admissions (total)

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choi ji woo is such a great & fantastic actress!!she portrayed her role very well...i love it.. two thumbs up!!
2008-10-17 21:32:31
2008-10-17 21:30:34
i agree all.. it is really touch my heart..
2008-07-21 23:03:07
2008-01-03 04:07:01
huhuhu... i rily cried a lot in dis film.... but 8's rily one of the best korean movie ever!
this was one of the most touching movies I've seen.Really great.
2007-09-22 14:57:54
2007-09-07 06:18:32
OMG! i rily lyk dis movie & it mde me cry so much..
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