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Jin-ho Hur

Christmas in august (Palwolui Keuriseumaseu)

Edition 1998
97' - 1998 - Drama, Romance - Dialogue: Korean
Director: Jin-ho Hur Composer: Sung-Woo Cho With: Han Suk-kyu, Shim Eun-ha, Shin Goo
Jung-Won runs a small shabby photo studio in Seoul. A humble shack passed down from his widower father, the studio is a space where Jung-Won goes about with his daily routine of dealing with fussy customers and photographing pictures to place on funeral altars. For Jung-Won, life seems to be a series of peaceful events, but in reality his time on earth is too limited for comfort. Life goes on as usual until one day he meets Da-rim who works at the Traffic Control Division of the local district office. Her daily visits to develop snapshots of parking violations and her somewhat bold attempts to capture his attention stirs a feeling inside Jung-Won with which he deals in anticipation.

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Jin-ho Hur


Sung-Woo Cho


Han Suk-kyu, Shim Eun-ha, Shin Goo

Director of Photography

Young-Kil Yoo


Sung-Won Ham


Sung-Jai Tcha

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Countries of production

South Korea



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