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The Classic (클래식)

클래식 (Classic)

Directed by kwak Jae-Yong (곽재용)

Screenplay by

Drama Melodrama Romance

125min | Release date in South Korea :

Synopsis
Ji-hae and Soo-kyoung are friends attending the same university and both have a crush on Sang-min who is in their drama club. The more clamorous and outgoing of the two, Soo-kyoung, asks Ji-hae to do her a favor - write a love letter to Sang-min. Ji-hae pours out her own feelings for him on paper, but sadly in her friend's name. Touched by the letter, Sang-min is attracted to Soo-kyoung, and Ji-hae, feeling uncomfortable and even guilty, tries to avoid him. And yet by coincidence or by fate she keeps running into him.

Ji-hae has lived alone with her mom since her childhood, when her dad unexpectedly passed away. Her mom is now on a trip abroad, and to wile away her solitude she starts cleaning the attic. There Ji-hae finds a secret box, in which her mom kept the memorabilia of her first love story of some decades past.

Summer in 1968...
Joon-ha is visiting his uncle's home in the countryside during his summer vacation. There he meets Joo-hee and falls in love at first sight. One day, the lovely Joo-hee secretly asks Joon-ha to escort her to a haunted house in the village. Happy and excited to be at her service, Joon-ha meets her at their promised spot. But in an unexpected storm, the two lose their boat and barely manage to return home at a very late hour. Joo-hee gets into big trouble for this incident and is sent back to Seoul. Having parted with Joo-hee without a word of farewell, Joon-ha spends the rest of the summer heavy-hearted.

With summer vacation being over Joon-ha also returns to Seoul. At school, his classmate Tae-su asks him to write a love letter to send to a girl. And who would it be but Joo-hee, Joon-ha's dream girl. Unable to confess his own summer love story, Joon-ha reluctantly complies with his friend's request.

International Film Festivals
2003 Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival ,
2006 Chennai International Film Festival, Country Focus -Korea
2004 Philadelphia International Film Festival, New Korean Cinema
2003 Cairo International Film Festival ,


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The Classic | Cast

  • Son Ye-jin (손예진)
    Son Ye-jin (손예진)
    Ji-hye/Joo-hee (지혜/주희)
  • Cho Seung-woo (조승우)
    Cho Seung-woo (조승우)
    Joon-ha (준하)
  • Jo In-sung (조인성)
    Jo In-sung (조인성)
    Sang-min (상민)
  • Lee Ki-woo (이기우)
    Lee Ki-woo (이기우)
    Tae-soo (태수)
  • Seo Young-hee (서영희)
    Seo Young-hee (서영희)
    Na-hee (나희)
  • Lee Joo-eun (이주은)
    Lee Joo-eun (이주은)
    Soo-kyeong (수경)
  • Park Do-yoo (박도유)
    Park Do-yoo (박도유)
    Seok-woo (석우)
  • Kim Byung-ok (김병옥)
    Kim Byung-ok (김병옥)
    Homeroom teacher (담임)
  • Lee Seung-chul-I (이승철)
    Lee Seung-chul-I (이승철)
    Tae-soo's father (태수 부)
  • Hyeon Sook-hee (현숙희)
    Hyeon Sook-hee (현숙희)
    Tae-soo's mother (태수 모)
  • Han Geun-wook (한근욱)
    Han Geun-wook (한근욱)
    Joo-hee's father (주희 부)
  • Lee Mi-sook-I (이미숙)
    Lee Mi-sook-I (이미숙)
    Joo-hee's mother (주희 모)
  • Choi Dae-woong (최대웅)
    Choi Dae-woong (최대웅)
    Seong Yeong-gam (성영감)
  • Kim Hong-taek (김홍택)
    Kim Hong-taek (김홍택)
    Vietnam War veteran (베트남 고참)
  • Kim Jung-tae (김정태)
    Kim Jung-tae (김정태)
    Countryside friend 1 (시골 친구 1)
  •  
    Jeon Jeong-ro (전정로)
    Countryside friend 2 (시골 친구 2)
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    Kim Mi-jin (김미진)
    Folk dance teacher (포크댄스 선생님)
  •  
    Lee Gi-moon (이기문)
    Gil-soo (길수)
  •  
    Lee Seong-hoon (이성훈)
    Playground troublemaker (놀이터 양아치)
  •  
    Kang Seong-hoon-I (강성훈)
    Tae-kwon-do competitor (태권도 대련남)
  •  
    Song Yoon-hoi (송윤회)
    Tramp in deserted house (폐가 부랑자)
  •  
    Oh Ki-hwan (오기환)
    Countryside post office (시골 우체부)
  • Shin Seung-soo (신승수)
    Shin Seung-soo (신승수)
    Interview man 1 (인터뷰 남 1)
  •  
    Yang Yoon-mo (양윤모)
    Interview man 2 (인터뷰 남 2)
  •  
    Kang Won-seok (강원석)
    Vietnam War veteran (베트남 전사병)
  • Lee Seo (이서)
    Lee Seo (이서)
    Soldier who throws hand grenade (수류탄 투척병)
  •  
    No Kyeong-soo (노경수)
    Vietnam War fellow soldier 1 (베트남 동료 군인 1)
  •  
    Han Gyoo-tae (한규태)
    Vietnam War fellow soldier 2 (베트남 동료 군인 2)
  • Park So-eun (박소은)
    Park So-eun (박소은)
    Young Ji-hae (어린 지혜)
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    Ryoo Jong-hwa (류종화)
    Child touching doll in cafe (카페 안 인형 만지는 꼬마)
  •  
    Kim Gwang-in (김광인)
    Teacher hitting in staff room (교무실 손찌검 선생님)
  •  
    Han Jeong-geun (한정근)
    Bicycling post worker 1 (자전거탄 우체부 1)
  •  
    Lee Joo-yeol (이주열)
    Bicycling post worker 2 ( 자전거탄 우체부 2)
  •  
    Kwak Geun-hwa (곽근화)
    Ghost in deserted house (폐가 귀신)
  •  
    Kim Seong-jeung (김성증)
    College student with umbrella and hat (우산 모자 대학생)
  •  
    Ahn Ho-wan (안호완)
    Professor throwing coins (동전 던지는 교수)
  •  
    Baek Jong-hyeon (백종현)
    Passing teacher 1 (지나가는 선생님 1)
  •  
    Seo Geo-seok (서거석)
    Passing teacher 2 (지나가는 선생님 2)
  •  
    Choo Hyeon-kyeong (추현경)
    Son Ye-jin tae-kwon-do double (손예진 태권도 대역)
  •  
    Lee Ji-seon (이지선)
    High school quartet - violin (고등학교 현악 4중주 - 바이올린)
  •  
    Kim Joo-yeong (김주영)
    High school quartet - viola (고등학교 현악 4중주 - 비올라)
  •  
    Kim Mi-hyang (김미향)
    High school quartet - cello (고등학교 현악 4중주 - 첼로)
  •  
    Dan Kyeong-hwa (단경화)
    High school quartet - viola (대학교 현악 4중주 - 비올라)
  •  
    Bae Seong-ah (배성아)
    High school quartet - cello ( 대학교 현악 4중주 - 첼로)
  • Geum Dong-hyeon (금동현)
    Geum Dong-hyeon (금동현)
    Last Leaf performer - Barmon (마지막 잎새 공연 단원 - 베어먼)
  •  
    Ham In-seong (함인성)
    Last Leaf performer - Joncey ( 마지막 잎새 공연 단원 - 죤시)
  •  
    Lee Jeong-mi (이정미)
    Last Leaf performer - Susan (마지막 잎새 공연 단원 - 수잔)
  •  
    Kim Jang-dong (김장동)
    Last Leaf performer - Doctor (마지막 잎새 공연 단원 - 의사)
  •  
    Im Hyo-chan (임효찬)
    Superior theater group - Cyrano (초월 연극 동아리 - 시라노)
  •  
    Lee Hyeon-kyeong (이현경)
    Superior theater group - Roxanne/Ophelia (초월 연극 동아리 - 록산느/오필리아)
  •  
    Jo Tae-ho (조태호)
    Superior theater group - Jordan (초월 연극 동아리 - 죠단)
  •  
    Kwon Jin-yeong (권진영)
    Extra (그 외)
  •  
    Kim Hyeon-ah (김현아)
    Extra (그 외)
  •  
    Gong Kyeong-seon (공경선)
    Extra (그 외)
  •  
    Kim Seong-yeon (김성연)
    Extra (그 외)
  •  
    Park Joo-yeong (박주영)
    Extra (그 외)
  •  
    Sin Jin-won (신진원)
    Extra (그 외)
  •  
    Han Ji-soo (한지수)
    Extra (그 외)
  •  
    Kim Seon-gi (김선기)
    Extra (그 외)
  •  
    Kim Jae-seong (김재성)
    Extra (그 외)
  •  
    Sin Byeong-joo (신병주)
    Extra (그 외)
  • Kwon Tae-jin (권태진)
    Kwon Tae-jin (권태진)
    Extra (그 외)
  •  
    Do Woo-jae (도우재)
    Extra (그 외)
  •  
    Choi Yeon-hwa (최연화)
    Folk dance student (포크댄스 학생들)
  •  
    Park Jeong-hwa (박정화)
    Folk dance student (포크댄스 학생들)
  •  
    Jeong Hye-jeong (정혜정)
    Folk dance student (포크댄스 학생들)
  •  
    Yoon Hye-jin (윤혜진)
    Folk dance student (포크댄스 학생들)
  •  
    Seo Ga-hye (서가혜)
    Folk dance student (포크댄스 학생들)
  •  
    Park Seon-mi (박선미)
    Folk dance student (포크댄스 학생들)
  •  
    Choi-yong (최용)
    Folk dance student (포크댄스 학생들)
  •  
    Jeong Jae-joon (정재준)
    Folk dance student (포크댄스 학생들)
  •  
    Yeo Joon-seok (여준석)
    Folk dance student (포크댄스 학생들)
  •  
    Kim Kyeong-nam (김경남)
    Folk dance student (포크댄스 학생들)
  •  
    Kim Moon-bin (김문빈)
    Folk dance student (포크댄스 학생들)
  •  
    Jeong Gwang-ho (정광호)
    Folk dance student (포크댄스 학생들)
  • Lee Yoon-ho (이윤호)
    Lee Yoon-ho (이윤호)
    Folk dance student (포크댄스 학생들)
  •  
    Park Joon-ho (박준호)
    Folk dance student (포크댄스 학생들)
  •  
    So Jae-ryeon (소재련)
    Folk dance student (포크댄스 학생들)
  • Im Ye-jin (임예진)
    Im Ye-jin (임예진)
    Woman in store (매점 언니) - Special appearance
  •  
    Scenery of Riding Bicycle (자전거 탄 풍경)
    Special appearance
  •  
    Seung Bong-joo (승봉주)
    Special appearance
  •  
    Kim Hyeong-seop (김형섭)
    Special appearance
  •  
    Kang In-bong (강인봉)
    Special appearance
  • Kim San-I (김산)
    Kim San-I (김산)
  • Kim Yong-woon-I (김용운)
    Kim Yong-woon-I (김용운)
    Lead director (선도부장)

The Classic | HanCinema Reviews

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    2014/03/01
    The immediate standout quality of "The Classic" is its musical score. The sound weaves effortlessly between classical beats and more modern ones, marking a constant shift in situations. In the rustic countryside of South Korea, a certain beauty is built up to by the slowly rising frequency of the tones. Meanwhile, city life moves according to a quicker more modern beat. In either case, the quality of the sound reflects that same feeling of general life, of being young, and the hopeful optimism that's all too infectious regarding those bygone days. Then actual conflicts start showing up in the story and all this stuff starts to get rather weird and annoying,...More

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 Produced by
 Lee Jae-soon (이재순)
Distribution
Cinema Service (시네마서비스)
Staff
 Lee Seo (이서)
 Directing department
 Kang Seon-mi (강선미)
 Lighting/cinematography department
 Jo Yeong-wook (조영욱)
 Score composer
 Kim Sang-beom (김상범)
 Editor
 Kim Jae-beom (김재범)
 Editor
 Kim Kwang-seok (김광석)
 Theme song
 Jeon Woo-jae (전우재)
 Martial arts team
Technical Information
125 min 35mm Cinemascope (2.35)
Festival(s) & award(s)
 - Montreal film festival - (2003)
Sales or release dates & Box Office
Airing dates : 2003/01/30
South Korean Box Office
Source : www.cine21.com & www.kobis.or.kr
As of 2017.11.12 : 5 967 admissions (total)
As of 2017.11.05 : 2 769 admissions (total)
 Korea, South - 2003/1/30

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were inspired to this movie, and we came up to transformed this to school play;-)
2011-11-15 12:31:19
2009-05-04 18:07:20
What a sweet story with enchanting OST! This is one of the great melodrama movies of Korean.
it's really great & awesome! awesome ending!!! hehe
2008-11-30 03:49:25
2008-11-08 23:14:46
I haven'y watched this movie yet but my cousin told me what is it all about and I was amazed and from what I've heard it's great and awesome.
absolutely great
2008-08-22 08:02:11
2008-08-02 01:05:56
I watched this movie several times and I just wanna watch this movie all the time I'm free.Cos' it's such a great movie.All the things in this movie are so good.I like actors and actresses and I like the music too.And I'm able to learn
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