Once in a Summer
Once in a Summer (Korean: 그해 여름) is a 2006 South Korean melodrama/romance film directed by Joh Keun-shik. The film stars Lee Byung-hun and Soo Ae. It won Best Film and Best Director (for Joh) at the 15th Chunsa Film Art Awards in 2007.
|Once in a Summer|
|Revised Romanization||Geuhae yeoreum|
|Directed by||Joh Keun-shik|
|Written by||Kim Eun-hee|
|Produced by||Park Mu-seung|
|Edited by||Kim Sang-bum|
|Music by||Shim Hyeon-jeong|
To make up for her poor performance as an assistant producer, a girl promises to have her reserved but very renowned professor appear on their television series. The show involves locating the long-lost loved ones of the participant's past. Although hesitant at first, the professor finally agrees. His story takes the assistant back 50 years—1969—when the world is in chaos.
President Park Chung-hee is a dictator and the students are furious. Suk-young and a group of his classmates travel to the country to escape the tense city and help a small village become up-to-date with newly invented technology. It is there he meets Jung-in, a very pretty girl who is the custodian of the only library. Cheerful and happy, they first run across each other when Suk-young hears Jung-in singing while hanging up laundry. Over the period of time that Suk-young is at the village, they get to know each other more. Although Jung-in is hesitant, she gradually opens up to Suk-young. However, their bumpy courtship is threatened by dark secrets that Jung-in hides about her family and their history in the village, secrets that will haunt the pair as the volatile political climate catches up with them.
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2007||15th Chunsa Film Art Awards||Best Film||Once in a Summer||Won|
|Best Director||Joh Keun-shik||Won|
|Best Actor||Lee Byung-hun||Nominated|
|Best Actress||Soo Ae||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actor||Oh Dal-su||Won|
|Best New Actress||Lee Se-eun||Won|
|Best Music||Shim Hyun-jung||Won|
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- "Once in a Summer". Korea Tourism Organization. Archived from the original on 2014-10-18. Retrieved 2012-06-04.
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- "Once in a Summer to be Released in Japan". KBS Global. 2007-01-12. Retrieved 2021-07-07.
- Official website (in Korean)
- Once in a Summer at HanCinema
- Once in a Summer at the Korean Movie Database
- Once in a Summer at IMDb