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Christmas in August

Korea 1998 97min DCP color feature Fiction 15
Overview

Jeong-won, who runs a small photo studio in a quiet corner of Seoul, suffers from a fatal disease. He accepts his fate in his mid-30´s. Life goes on as usual until one day he meets Darim, an employee at the Traffic Control Division of the local district office. She is a regular customer at the studio who comes every day to develop snapshots of parking violations. Somewhat bold attempts to capture his attention stir feelings of anticipation inside Jung-won.However, he cannot show his heart to Darim because he doesn’t have much time.

Review

Jeong-won, who runs a small photo studio in a quiet corner of Seoul, suffers from a fatal disease. He accepts his fate in his mid-30´s. Life goes on as usual until one day he meets Darim, an employee at the Traffic Control Division of the local district office. She is a regular customer at the studio who comes every day to develop snapshots of parking violations. Somewhat bold attempts to capture his attention stir feelings of anticipation inside Jung-won.However, he cannot show his heart to Darim because he doesn’t have much time.

CREDIT
  • ProducerJO Minwhan
  • ScreenplayHUR Jinho
  • CinematographyOH Seungwook
  • GafferSHIN Donghwan
  • Production DesignYOO Youngkil
  • MusicKIM Dongho
  • EditorKIM Jinhan
CastCHO Sungwoo
FILM SOURCE
Sidus Corporation / younggun.hong@sidus.com
DIRECTOR
HUR Jin-ho 
Born in Jeonju. He made his graduation work For Go-chul (1993) at Korean Academy of Film Arts. His debut feature Christmas in August (1998) was a box office and critical success. The film also received good notice abroad since it was invited to screen in the International Critics’ Week at the Cannes Film Festival. His films include One Fine Spring Day(2001), April Snow (2005), April Snow (2005), Happiness (2007), A Good Rain Knows (2009), The Last Princess (2016), Forbidden Dream (2019), and more.
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