Saturday, August 26, 2006

Il Mare

Il Mare (Siwore)

Release Date : 2005
Director: Lee Hyun Sung
Writer: Kim Eun Jung

Jeon Ji Hyun ... Eun Joo
Lee Jeong Jae ... Sung Hyun

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From director Lee Hyun Seung comes Il Mare, the 2000 time-travel romance featuring My Sassy Girl's Jeon Ji Hyun in a starring role! This touching sci-fi love story centers on Han Seong Hyun (Lee Jung Jae, from Typhoon and Last Present), an accomplished architect who moves into his father's beach house, only to find himself put in the most extraordinary of circumstances. After dubbing the place "Il Mare" ("The Sea" in Italian), Seong Hyun receives a mysterious letter from a woman named Kim Eun Joo (Jeon Ji Hyun).

Strangely, the letter is addressed to the person who will live in Il Mare after Eun Joo leaves, a puzzling statement considering the fact that Seong Hyun is the very first person to ever live in the house! Believing it to be some sort of a prank o
r perhaps just a misunderstanding, Seong Hyun initially disregards the anomaly, only to find himself drawn into correspondence with Eun Joo.

But as the two begin conversing through exchanged letters, they eventually discover that their situation is as remarkable as it is downright unbelievable. It seems that Eun Joo is actually living in 1999, a full two years ahead of the time in which Seong Hyun resides! Disbelief gives way to amusement and intrigue as the two continue their correspondence, eventually falling for one another. But when these two strangers decide to meet up, they soon di
scover something that neither quite expected. Will there be a happy ending for these two? Can love cross the boundary of time?


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hadn't heard of this movie until I was looking up info on Cabin on the Lake. I was surprised to learn it was a remake of a Korean movie. So I decided to check out the original and it quickly became one of my favorite foreign films and jump started my Korean movie obession. I haven't seen the remake yet, but if it retains the feel and emotion of the original, I'll probably love it too.

Friday, September 01, 2006 3:02:00 PM  
Blogger Yufeifei said...

I assume you are talking about The American Version : The Lakehouse starring Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock.

Unfortunately, the remake is a far cry for the original. Although the main theme was retained, the feel and emotion as mentioned, has totally changed. Even the dynamics of the character's interaction with each other has shifted.

If you have not watched Il Mare originally, you may find The Lake House pretty amusing, but for fans of the original, this remake is truly dissapointing.

Saturday, September 02, 2006 4:19:00 AM  
Anonymous maysapaw said...

^ i agree with you. the lakehouse wasnt able to capture the feel and emotion of il mare.

watching il mare, you feel haunted not only with the beatiful scenery but the anticipation of what will happen next...of what will be the conclusion of their fate..

the ending of lakehouse however was more straight forward and doesnt leave the viewer any doubts of their fate.

another good review made on il mare is posted here.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006 2:26:00 PM  
Blogger Yufeifei said...

Thank you maysapaw for sharing the review.

Saturday, September 09, 2006 1:12:00 PM  
Anonymous redpucca said...

Yufeifei, first of, thank you for the fast acceptance :)
I need to ask you, everytime I click on Il Mare playlist URL I got a page saying 500 Internal Server Error.
Should I click 'report this incident' button?

Saturday, September 16, 2006 7:46:00 PM  
Blogger Yufeifei said...


Thanks for bringing this to my attention. The initial playlist has been removed by youtube. But luckily, I found an alternate which works. I've corrected it and it should be working now.

And also, in the future, if similar error messages pop out, do not, DO NOT hit the *Report This Incident* button. The reason is simply because we do not want youtube to flag the playlist and remove it. Thanks.

Saturday, September 16, 2006 8:09:00 PM  

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