Christmas in August  (1998)
8월의 크리스마스
Starring: Han Seok-Gyu, Shim Eun-Ha, Shin Gu
Director:Heo Jin-Ho
Genre:Romance, Drama
Production:Uno Films, Sidus
Distribution:MiroVision
Language:Korean
Country:South Korea

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About Christmas in August
This film explores how Jung Wong chooses to spend the last days of his life. He chooses to stay in his little photo shop. Everyday, different customers walk in and he, never one to speak much, just stands behind his counter and watches calmly. His life goes on as if it were a dream.

One day, Darim walks in. They fall in love. She waits for Jung Won to say those three beautiful words, "I love you". But he would never say them because he knows he has to go very soon. Darim, though, knows nothing of his illness. And finally he goes away, leaving his family, his friends and the woman he loves but can't tell.
Jeong-Won in his mid thirties runs a small photo studio on the outskirts of Seoul. Though he is sentenced limited life, his daily life is just tranquil because he accepts every situation. As he is surrounded with humble neighbors such as middle school students who ask him to enlarge their favorite girls' pictures, housewives who request him to restore their pictures of young age and elderly women come to his studio alone to have photos taken for portrait, fear about death is not a problem at all. When he meets Da-Rim, a parking controller, however, he feels subtle excitement in his heart. Da-Rim leaves films of cars that violated parking regulations when she passes his studio at the same hour every day. Sometimes she has the impertinence to ask him to put a film in her camera or tells him unpleasant happenings during parking control. To Jeong-Won she is such a lovely woman. But he can't show what he thinks about her because he knows he can't make long history with her. He is getting closer to death day by day while she is just a beginner in her life in her early twenties. And he becomes fear whether he would attach on life due to her existence late in his life.
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Fascinante   fbchiglesias (June 22, 2004)
MediaCircus.net: Christmas in August   mediacircus (March 07, 2002)


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