Saturday, September 09, 2006



*Note: M18 For Mature Audiences Only
Release Date : 2001
Director : Park Jae Ho
Writer: Lee Jeong Hak

Cast :
Ryu Su Yeong ... Sang Ho
Kim Ji Hyeon ... Wife



Like many South Korean movies made by baby boomers that lived through the democracy movement of the '70s and '80s, "Summer Time" owes its core premise to the Kwangju Incident. History informs us that the South Korean city of Kwangju, in 1980, became a major staging point for student protestors demanding true democracy from its succession of military dictators. Back then, South Korea was a democracy in name, but not in practice. (It wasn't until 1991 that the country's President was finally elected by the people.) The incident ended badly, with casualties in the 100s (some say thousands), and student protestors forced to scatter across the country or risk being arrested.

The main character in "Summer Time", Sang-ho, confesses to being only a minor participant in the incident, but he is nevertheless on the run. Seeking shelter in a small town in the countryside, Sang-ho (Su-yeong Ryu) ends up on the second floor of a boarding house. Hiding and biding his time until things cool down enough in the cities for him to return, Sang-ho discovers the married couple living underneath him and their odd relationship, all visible through holes in the floorboards.

Although the husband treats the wife as if she's a prisoner and padlocks the apartment whenever he leaves for work, the wife doesn't seem especially resentful of the situation. Being that he's a young man with raging hormones, Sang-ho easily becomes entranced with the beautiful wife. (The movie never introduces the husband and wife by name; even Sang-ho's name is not revealed until much later in the film.) Sang-ho becomes so aroused by the couple's daily couplings that he uses a stroke of luck (the husband loses his padlock key) to sneak into the apartment and make love to the wife. (The wife normally has her back turned during sex.) But even when the wife discovers Sang-ho's identity, she doesn't push him away; instead, the two begin a steamy affair.


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Anonymous Anonymous said...

the url doesn't work, could you please put an alternate url up?

Tuesday, April 10, 2007 8:03:00 PM  
Blogger Yufeifei said...

New Link Added - This should work for now until the hosting site decided to pull it out. Watch it while it's still there.

Thursday, April 12, 2007 1:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is their any way that u could download summertime on because even though i can watch past the 5 minute limit on veoh, it stops after 1 minute or so...

Sunday, April 29, 2007 11:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi can u put it up on crunchyroll

Thursday, July 12, 2007 2:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you can download the movie at you can download even more korean movies there.. heres the direct link to the movie

Friday, June 20, 2008 7:03:00 PM  
Blogger Peter said...

hi the link doesn't work again...please reupload!!

Wednesday, March 03, 2010 4:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aw man! Link is down. Is there another site hosting this film?

Saturday, April 10, 2010 11:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This movie is a remake of the Philippine classic "Scorpio Nights" from the 80's.

Monday, August 09, 2010 3:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey ya' i'm from phils as well. can u tell me where can i watch these movie cuz i need it for my thesis. i'm hoping for your reply. thanks. :)

Friday, August 13, 2010 10:03:00 PM  

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