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Registered: 01-2006
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Christmas in August DVD for trade

South Korean writer/director Jin-ho Hur makes his feature film debut
with the achingly tender romantic drama CHRISTMAS IN AUGUST. Jung-won
(Suk-kyu Han, TELL ME SOMETHING) is a terminally ill photo-shop owner
determined to quietly live out the rest of his days tending his store
and spending time with his family and friends, who know nothing of his
condition. When a quirky meter maid named Da-rim (Eun-ha Shim, ART
MUSEUM BY THE ZOO) begins frequenting Jung-won's shop to develop
photographs of parking violators, the pair strike up a cautious
friendship that blossoms into an unspoken romance marked by emotional
reserve--the couple never even kiss or display any outward sign of
affection--and the mournful aura of Jung-won's impending death. As the
camera lingers over the would-be lovers' quiet gestures and everyday
moments, Hur's film becomes a heartbreakingly subtle evocation of love
that avoids melodrama and owes much to the understated delicacy of
Japanese filmmaker Yasujiro Ozu. An audience favorite at the 1998 Cannes
Film Festival, CHRISTMAS IN AUGUST is little-known gem that deserves a
wider audience.

Condition: Like new only viewed once
Language: Korean
Subtitles: English, Chinese
Main actors and actresses - Han Suk-kyu, Shim Eun-ha
Point Value 5
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