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Always (2011)

O-jik geu-dae-man (original title)
A love story centered on ex-boxer Chul-min and a blind telemarketer Jung-hwa.

Director:

Il-gon Song

Writers:

Il-gon Song (screenplay), Roh Hong-Jin (screenplay) (as Hong-jin No) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Ji-seob So ... Cheol-min
Hyo-joo Han ... Jeong-hwa (as Hyo-ju Han)
Shin-il Kang ... Choi
Cheol-min Park ... Bang
Seung-bae Wi Seung-bae Wi ... Martial Arts Champion
Kwang-rok Oh Kwang-rok Oh ... Park Chang-soo
Sung-ha Jo Sung-ha Jo ... Section Chief Choi (as Seong-ha Jo)
Goo Jin ... Craft Shop Manager
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A love story centered on ex-boxer Chul-min (So Ji-sub) and telemarketer Jung-hwa (Han Hyo-joo). He has closed his heart to the world and she remains spirited despite slowly losing her vision. Their fate intertwines when their past are revealed in their blooming relationship. Written by Anonymous

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Trivia

An Indian Hindi movie is produced in adaptation of this film. The movie is "Do Lafzaon Ka Kahani"(2016) starring Randeep Hooda and Kajal Agarwal. See more »

Quotes

Jeong-hwa: I said I'd see your face only.
Jeong-hwa: Why did you make me see only mine?
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Connections

Remade as Do Lafzon Ki Kahani (2016) See more »

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An amazing film that will keep you watching - I loved this
11 March 2012 | by zkenSee all my reviews

How many of you will see this? I am someone who now realizes that Korean movies are now worth paying attention to. On one level this movie is pure melodrama. But when you think about it, melodrama goes back to the beginning of film. And the plot of this movie, comes directly from Charley Chaplin's "City Lights". So the story works here precisely because this kind of film has disappeared from mainstream movies. I hope you remember how Steven Spielberg broke through by harnessing the power of the cinema to make us feel. I have no idea who this director is. But what I do know is that he is a master of a very old kind of storytelling and he is hip enough to kick the whole story up to modern times in a scene so violent, well, we won't go into it...but hide you eyes if you have to. The lead actors, indeed, all the actors, are so good that they make you feel things despite a language none of us hear very often. And they are not over doing it, in a story that could have been destroyed by their lack of subtlety. Seeing this movie with a crowd of young Asian Americans at their festival in San Francisco was a special treat. Do not miss this, it is one of the best films of the year for those of us who love pure cinema. Hats off to a culture and cinema production style that could allow this to be made. You will not see anything like this again anytime soon.


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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

20 October 2011 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,941,450
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