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Program Title: Christmas in August
EASC Code: KC-01
Series Title:
Region/Country: Korea
Language: Korean
Subtitles: English, Chinese
Subject: Movie & TV Drama
Program Type: Feature
Media Type: DVD & VHS
Director: Hur Jin-ho
Producer:
Release Date: 1998
Running Time: 97 min.
Color or BW: Color
Program Abstract: "Imagine you knew were going to die very soon, how would you spend your last days? Jung Won chooses to stay in his little photo shop. Every day, different customers walk in and he, never one to speak too 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 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 does go away, leaving his family, his friends, the woman he loves but can't tell…. In Hur Jin-ho's story, you will find no great promises, no passionate embrace, no dramatic sacrifice. But your tears will still flow. His natural telling of this natural story is the reason for his success."
Data Entry Date: 1/3/2001