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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

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Il-gon Song (screenplay), Hong-jin No (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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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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Storyline

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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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

20 October 2011 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

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$6,243,557
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Turkish Movie 'Sadece Sen' was also the adaptation of this Korean Movie. Released in 2014 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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Beautiful movie...
31 December 2015 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

"Always" (aka "O-jik geu-dae-man") is the type of movie that you simply owe to yourself to watch, because it is a beautiful and touching movie, up alongside "Failan", "Oasis" and "Fly Me to Polaris".

What makes the movie sink right in is the storyline and the detailed characters. This is a love story that will sweep you away, and the characters are ones you take to heart and bond with. As such, then South Korean director Il-gon Song really managed to put together an unforgettable movie.

And the actors and actresses in the movie also have an immense credit for making this a beautiful movie. Especially the two leading talents Ji-Seob So (playing Cheol-Min) and Hyo-Jo Han (playing Jeong-Hwa) were fabulous in the movie, both together and on their own.

"Always" tells the story of ex-boxer Cheol-Min who works at a parking garage where he happens to meet the blind telemarketing woman Jeong-Hwa. A friendship sparks and blossoms into love.

It should be said that "Always" is likely to have you in tears, so you might just want to have a tissue within arms reach. Yep, the movie does have that strong of an impact, as it a very emotional movie.

This is MUST watch if you enjoy the South Korean cinema in all its diversity.


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