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The Classic (클래식)

클래식 (Classic)

Directed by kwak Jae-Yong (곽재용)

Screenplay by

Drama Melodrama Romance

125min | Release date in South Korea :

Ji-hae and Soo-kyoung are friends attending the same university and both have a crush on Sang-min who is in their drama club. The more clamorous and outgoing of the two, Soo-kyoung, asks Ji-hae to do her a favor - write a love letter to Sang-min. Ji-hae pours out her own feelings for him on paper, but sadly in her friend's name. Touched by the letter, Sang-min is attracted to Soo-kyoung, and Ji-hae, feeling uncomfortable and even guilty, tries to avoid him. And yet by coincidence or by fate she keeps running into him.

Ji-hae has lived alone with her mom since her childhood, when her dad unexpectedly passed away. Her mom is now on a trip abroad, and to wile away her solitude she starts cleaning the attic. There Ji-hae finds a secret box, in which her mom kept the memorabilia of her first love story of some decades past.

Summer in 1968...
Joon-ha is visiting his uncle's home in the countryside during his summer vacation. There he meets Joo-hee and falls in love at first sight. One day, the lovely Joo-hee secretly asks Joon-ha to escort her to a haunted house in the village. Happy and excited to be at her service, Joon-ha meets her at their promised spot. But in an unexpected storm, the two lose their boat and barely manage to return home at a very late hour. Joo-hee gets into big trouble for this incident and is sent back to Seoul. Having parted with Joo-hee without a word of farewell, Joon-ha spends the rest of the summer heavy-hearted.

With summer vacation being over Joon-ha also returns to Seoul. At school, his classmate Tae-su asks him to write a love letter to send to a girl. And who would it be but Joo-hee, Joon-ha's dream girl. Unable to confess his own summer love story, Joon-ha reluctantly complies with his friend's request.

International Film Festivals
2003 Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival ,
2006 Chennai International Film Festival, Country Focus -Korea
2004 Philadelphia International Film Festival, New Korean Cinema
2003 Cairo International Film Festival ,


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 Produced by
 Lee Jae-soon (이재순)
Cinema Service (시네마서비스)
 Lee Seo (이서)
 Directing department
 Jo Yeong-wook (조영욱)
 Kim Sang-beom (김상범)
 Kim Jae-beom (김재범)
 Kim Kwang-seok (김광석)
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125 min 35mm Cinemascope (2.35)
Festival(s) & award(s)
 - Montreal film festival - (2003)
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Airing dates : 2003/01/30
 Korea, South - 2003/1/30

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were inspired to this movie, and we came up to transformed this to school play;-)
2011-11-15 12:31:19
2009-05-04 18:07:20
What a sweet story with enchanting OST! This is one of the great melodrama movies of Korean.
...super duper nice...
2009-03-14 05:54:18
2008-11-30 03:49:25
it's really great & awesome! awesome ending!!! hehe
I haven'y watched this movie yet but my cousin told me what is it all about and I was amazed and from what I've heard it's great and awesome.
2008-11-08 23:14:46
2008-08-22 08:02:11
absolutely great
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