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Director: Jung Yoon-soo
Starring: Song Hye-kyo, Cha Tae-Hyun
Rating: PG
Year Made: 2006








Languages: Korean
Subtitles: English/Chinese
Aspect Ratio: 4x3 Letterbox
Sound: Korean Dolby Digital 2.0
Running Time: 1 hr 48 mins
Region Code: 3
Distributor: Comstar Entertainment




Two high-school classmates, Su-ho (Cha Tae-hyun) and Su-eun (Song Hye-gyo), know each other since middle school. Su-ho's grades are nothing special and he's somewhat ordinary, but big-hearted. Su-eun, on the contrary, is an object of adoration for all the boys in her school. But the pretty Su-eun has a crush on a boy... and that is Su-ho. Once she starts hanging out with him, jealous stares and enraged fists of other boys greet Su-ho but he is not aware of Su-eu’s love.

Su-eun decides to confess her true feelings and leaves a voice message. Su-ho, hearing her sweet confession, stays up the whole night. Their love gradually begins to bloom. One day, with the complicity of their friends, Su-eun and Su-ho go on a trip all by themselves. During this trip, Su-ho and Su-eun realize that their first love has become the most beautiful love of their lives. Then Su-ho finds out something tragic about the girl he loves ...


A movie with its beautiful cast and splendid photography that captures the simple beauty of everything (the sea, the sun, the green pastures), making every single thing ever so beautiful but a great pity is its less engaging story-plot that was unable to climax the movie.

Song Hye-gyo, the lead actress, who catapulted to fame as a leukemia-stricken girl in her debut drama “Autumn Story”, is still as lovely-sweet as she was in this movie. But those fans of her might find it to be coincidental that she has selected a similar character for her big-screen debut. Safe option but not a wise move indeed. I’m sure her now fully-fledged acting skill will be able to break through the confinements of her leukemia-stricken role. In fact, those familiar with her other Korean drama series know that she can also be a Sassy girl too. Song Hye-gyo’s character, Su-eun, is like a continuation of her previous role but this time, she has carried it off with a growing tinge of maturity. Whenever pale-ashen Su-eun is deep in thoughts of Su-ho or looks at Su-ho affectionately with a sorrowful smile and tear-welled eyes, it is irresistibly touching.

Cha Tae-hyun, with his forever boyish looks continues to charm the audience in his role as Su-ho. He does not look like abit of his real age, 30s. He switches from a simple-minded, happy-go-lucky chap to a sentimental guy who falls deeply in love with his first love, Su-eun, though they are not destined to be together for long.

Under the sunny blue skies with the marshmallow fluffy clouds, on a cliff besides the sea, Su-eun and Su-ho have a wonderful day. It seals the beginning and the nearing end of a tragically-doomed love.

When “I” just passed away, my parents, friends and Su-ho remember “me”. As more time goes, my parents, less friends and Su-ho still remember me. But who will still remember “me” if time furthers passes by? Su-ho, “I” want you to remember “me” forever. This is the promise that Su-eun wants Su-ho to make. It lets one to selfishly wonder if be the one being left behind by your love or to be the one by no choice to depart the world first is better. Even those who are going to leave first, are too scared that her/his absence will cause loved ones to forget them one day in the long future.

What is the gift that Su-eun will give to Su-ho, in the end, so that he will be happy again? We’ll find out.




Presented in Korean Dolby Digital 2.0. Good enough to bring out the soundtrack and the dialogues. This is a sharp clean transfer. Nothing really significant to complain about.


(The beautiful cast and splendid photography is enticing. Not enough to save a lukewarm script though)


Review by Alicia Tee



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