Il Mare (2000)

Il Mare (2000)

Released: 2000
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Genre, Romance
Director: Hyun-seung Lee
Starring: Mu-saeng Kim, Ji-Hyun Jun, Jung-jae Lee, ,
Run time: 105 min
IMDb: 7.6/10
Country: South Korea
Views: 172823


Eun-joo moves out of her house “Il Mare”, leaving behind a Christmas card for the eventual new owner of the house in 1999. In it she asks him/her to forward any mail of hers to her new address in the city. It is 1997 and Sung-hyun, the first owner of “Il Mare” is moving in and finds in his mailbox the Christmas card from Eun-joo. Thinking it was a joke, Sung-hyun leaves her a letter telling her so and reminds her that its 1997 not 1999. Eventually the two realize that they are separated by two years of time but can somehow communicate through the mailbox and begin to form a friendship through their letters
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User Reviews: A heart-wrenchingly beautifully filmed movie — the cinematography is absolutely perfect and it makes me wonder whether Korean seaside residences are all that beautiful. But after a little while I sense this alarming message — these days we prefer living in isolation and talk to people we do not know, and even regard them as our "true love" without any real contact (see the booming of ICQ), while on the other hand, we refuse to give the ones around us a chance, as Sung-Hyun did to his father and ex-girlfriend. I am not sure if this is what the movie is trying to say but it’s such a sad reality…

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