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Trace of Love (가을로)

가을로 (Ga-eul-lo)

Directed by Kim Dae-seung (김대승)

Screenplay by

Drama Melodrama Romance

108min | Release date in South Korea :


A touring program producer Min-joo, takes notes in her journal whenever and wherever she travels, so one day she can show all those amazing places to her longtime lover Hyun-woo. Finally Hyun-woo passes the bar exam and proposes to Min-joo. However, not long after, Min-joo dies when the department store where she was waiting for Hyun-woo collapses. Hyun-woo becomes a prosecutor, but when he digs too deeply in a sensitive political case, he ends up in detention. While in detention (five years after Min-joo's death), Min-joo's parents send him Min-joo's journal, which gives him a road to trace all the memories of his lost lover.


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 Jo Yeong-wook (조영욱)
 Score composer
 Kim Sang-beom (김상범)
 Kim Cheol-hong (김철홍)
 Production department
 Yoo Sang-seob (유상섭)
 Stunt/martial arts department
 Jang Youn-Jung (장윤정)
 Makeup - Hairstyle
 Shin Ji-hyun (신지현)
 Art direction department
 Min Ji-min (민지민)
 Cheon Rae-hoon (천래훈)
 Special effets team
 Lee Seung-chul-II (이승철)
 Sound department
 Lee Seung-chul-II (이승철)
 Kwon Ji-hoon (권지훈)
 Lee Tae-yoon-I (이태윤)
 Lighting/cinematography department
 Jung Do-an (정도안)
 Special effects
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108 min 35mm Panoramic (1.85)
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Airing dates : 2006/10/26
South Korean Box Office
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As of 2006.11.05 : 487,069 admissions (total)
As of 2006.10.29 : 281,434 admissions (total)

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does anybody know where to watch this on line? thnx
2008-01-21 16:22:28
2007-08-24 14:52:51
I liked this movie, it was deep and really makes you understand the pain an individual/family goes through during such a disaster. Most of you probably dind't realize that this event actually happened, the Sampoong Department store. This was truly a
i'm not agree with QwLunieZ, it's a good movie with a slow tempo to take the time to discover the truth...and in fact what means true love.
2007-02-22 12:26:30
2007-02-15 11:34:57
sad baD anD boRinG moVie...
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