Starring: Lee Byung-Hun, Su Ae, Oh Dal-Su
Director: Jo Geun-Sik
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About This DVD
First love comes and goes as fleetingly as summer, but the memories stay forever...
Lee Byung Hun (A Bittersweet Life) and Soo Ae (Love Letter) star in this moving romance about ten days of love that spans 30 years of time. The sophomore film from No Manner director Jo Geun Sik, Once in a Summer jumps back and forth from the present day to that fateful summer thirty years ago when the leads first meet. In 1969, Korea was in the midst of great economic changes and political turbulence under the Park Chung Hee regime; set against such chaotic times, the film brings out remarkably simple and genuine sentiments with a heartwarming, yet heartbreaking love story. Jo's lens beautifully captures the contrast between present and past, pastoral countryside and urban Seoul, and Lee Byung Hun convincingly portrays his character both in reckless youth and wizened age.
In the summer of 1969, university student Yoon Suk Young (Lee Byung Hun) goes to the countryside through a homestay volunteer program. Coming from a wealthy but strict family, the laid-back youth revels in the freedom and simplicity of rural life, especially when he meets local librarian Jung In (Soo Ae). Suk Young immediately falls in love with the charming Jung In, and in ten days of acquaintance, they form a lifetime of memories. Jung In's cheerful front, however, hides a bitter story; her parents defected to North Korea when she was younger, and she continues to live in the shadow of her parents' actions. When political tensions make their way to the countryside, Jung In's past begins to pull the young couple apart.
|Audio Format:||DD 5.1 Surround, DD 2.0 Stereo|
|Video Format:||Widescreen 1.85:1 (Anamorphic)|
- Feature with commentary
- Making Of
- Deleted Scenes
- Music Video
- Photo Gallery
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