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First Kiss (1998)

Kiss harggayo (original title)
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A reporter and a photographer work together at a weekly magazine and navigate their way through a series of misunderstandings on their way to falling in love.

Director:

Tae-gyun Kim

Writer:

Jeong-woo Park
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Credited cast:
Jae-wook Ahn Jae-wook Ahn ... Han Kyoung-hyun
Choi Ji-Woo ... Song Yeon-hwa
Kyeong-Yeong Lee ... Editor
Hye-kyeong Yu Hye-kyeong Yu ... Kyoung-hui
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Woo-min Byeon Woo-min Byeon
Jang Dong-Gun ... Actor
Jae-yeong Jin Jae-yeong Jin
Bo-sung Kim Bo-sung Kim
So-Young Ko
Ji-Yeon Lee Ji-Yeon Lee ... Senior Colleague
Jong-su Lee Jong-su Lee
Ji-yoon Park Ji-yoon Park
Tae-hwa Seo Tae-hwa Seo ... Junsup
Lee Yeong-ae ... Min-joo
Ho-jeong Yu
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A reporter and a photographer work together at a weekly magazine and navigate their way through a series of misunderstandings on their way to falling in love.

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Drama | Romance

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A weak plot well narrated...
24 May 2004 | by schutzstaffelSee all my reviews

When watching a korean (or asian in general) romantic comedy, we have to understand the meaning of relationship in these cultures. To people from America (the continent, not USA) or Europe this might be very strange; a 25 year old couple that have never been kissed. Intimacy is not to be taken for granted in this kind of society. The male roll is just too primitive, as well as the women's. Technological advance contrasts with its social part. Therefore we see dominant males and masochists women in rolls we know by heart, but the outcome is different. The story of a (not so) young girl, her low selfsteem and her search for love might not be a new one, but the treatment given by the director makes it enjoyable. The plot is weak and sometimes it seems to lead nowhere, and I say it because after the first part of the movie I was waiting for the big first kiss, and it comes right in the last sequence. As I said before, this is an asian film, with this said, the argument seems OK. The photography is sober, nothing fantastic, with nice dolly movements and still camera with pannings. The acting is OK, as well as the casting (the man is a bit too old though). I love korean films, and when watching and judging them I take in consideration the context of its culture. For all those who love the genre might want to check "My Sassy Girl".


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South Korea

Language:

Korean

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3 October 1998 (South Korea) See more »

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