Once in a Summer

Once in a Summer (2006)

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An assistant to a TV producer, eager to stay off his bad side, promises to convince her former professor, a famous but reclusive academic, to appear on their show, which helps locate long-lost persons. Who does grey-haired Professor Yun Suk-Young want to see agin more than anything? The answer to that question lies decades in the past.

1969 was a tumultuous year the world over, and South Korea was no exception. President read morePark Chung-Hee's iron-fisted dictatorship has provoked a backlash among angry students, and trouble is brewing. Suk-Yong and his comrades decide that Seoul is getting too tense, and embark on a summer retreat in the countryside, where they will help bring a rural village up to date with the modern world. But Suk-Young discovers pretty Seo Jung-In, the only local girl who shows no interest in the strikingly handsome student from a well-to-do family -- and that, of course, means he's soon falling head over heels for her. Their bumpy courtship, however, 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.

  • Native title:

    그해여름 / 그 해 여름
  • Also Known as:

    Geuhae yeoreum

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Jun 4, 2012
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
this is a real romantic movie!
He had everything. -Love - a good story -laugh and cry moments - at the end dramatic and action moments :)

Lee Byung Hun was amazing. I love his acting skills.
when he cried. I cried. when he laughed with his bright smile. i laughed *-*
he is such amazing!
he was my reason to watch this movie and i thank him for this reason.
this read more movie is epic!

when you like romantic movies with a deep story. so please, WATCH IT !!! you will not regret it ;)
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7 people found this review helpful
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Apr 14, 2013
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
I just saw this film & I can highly recommend it. It was simply beautiful.

Its set in 1969 and you learn a little bit about this tumultuous period in Korean & world history. Amongst the backdrop of all this is set a simple yet timeless love story.

Both leads were wonderful and made a huge impact in an understated way.
The music fit just perfectly with the mood & time period read more this was set in.

My re-watch score is always low as I tend not to re-watch films/dramas.
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    Meena_Drama_Fan Feb 15, 2015

    Soo Ae is a good actress :) expert in her facial expression :)

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    bmore Nov 17, 2014

    Beautiful love story. You will be glad you watched it, I promise you!

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    Shema_ Mar 6, 2014

    didn't even expect it to be this good, gave it a 10! :)

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    abracadabra Feb 4, 2014

    sad, but lovely story

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    b2uty Nov 18, 2012

    i liked this movie. it was simple and sweet.


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    South Korea
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  • Release Date:

    Nov 30, 2006
  • Duration:

    2 hr. 1 min.


  • Score:

    7.8 (scored by 379 users)
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