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Lover's Concerto (연애소설)


Directed by Lee Han (이한)

Screenplay by ,

Drama Melodrama Romance

105min | Release date in South Korea :

One day, Ji-hwan begins to receive letters from an unidentified person. The letters, containing black-and-white photos of happy children playing, remind Ji-hwan of his old two friends.
Five years earlier, while Ji-hwan is taking pictures with his camera, two girls, Soo-in and Gyung-hee, walk into the frame. Ji-hwan falls in love with Soo-in at first sight. He then musters up enough courage to confess his love to her, but she refuses him very politely. Even so, Ji-hwan doesn't give up and tells them that he wants to be friends the next time they meet. Ever since then, the three of them start a wonderful friendship. They spend time each other always, and consider it the most precious moments of their lives. But they become confused between love and friendship and, finally, Gyung-hee and Soo-in leave him without a trace.
The random letters inspire Ji-hwan to depart anxiously on a long journey to find his old friends, but while looking for Soo-in and Gyung-hee, he confronts a beautiful yet sad secret.


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 Produced by
 Jeong Hoon-tak (정훈탁)
 Kim Dong-joo (김동주)
 Yang Hyeon-chan (양현찬)
Korea Pictures (Korea Pictures)
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105 min 35mm Panoramic (1.85) Dolby SRD
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Airing dates : 2002/09/13
 Korea, South - 2002/9/13

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Beautiful movie by Rogue

yung-hee (Lee Eun-joo) and Soo-in (Son Ye-jin) are the best of friends. Their personalities are located at the opposite sides of the spectrum - Kyung-hee, the one with a cheery disposition; Soo-in, the reserved and quiet girl. Then they meet Ji-hwan (Cha Tae-hyeon). Ji-hwan falls for Soo-in the instant he sees her. His declaration of his feelings makes the latter uncomfortable, so Ji-hwan 'turns back time' and instead offers friendship. The three then become good friends. The deepening of their relationship creates a tension in their friendship and Ji-hwan awakes one day to find the two girls gone...

It's Korean melodrama at its best, and it's friendship at its deepest. This movie is perfect in every sense of the word. The innovative plot and startling twist had me blown away. There were numerous flashbacks utilized in this movie and they were skillfully presented. There was no confusion at all and the mood was built up just right for me to be astonished by the twist. Timing is crucial with this kind of turnabout in the story and the people behind the movie did everything superbly.

The effortless manner in which the actors portrayed their characters gives truth to the saying that there is beauty in simplicity. Since I'm on the subject of Cha Tae-hyeon, I commend him for being magnificent in this movie. He did to this drama what he's done to comedy in the movie My Sassy Girl. Praises, too, to the leading ladies for not being overshadowed by Tae-hyeon's brilliance and rising up to his performance.

It's a sad movie, alright, but it's definitely beautiful.

10 kimchi dishes out of 10.

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At first i;m not really interested to watch this movie, but when i watched it... what a beautiful and really sad movie abot love and friendship
2008-05-11 10:30:34
2007-10-07 19:03:39
Why does Korean Movies always did a good Job in Making me cry? This movie is very sentimental. I think Im developing a heart problem by watching Korean movies :)
its a good movie & i cried a lot
2007-08-05 04:37:29
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