Acclaimed director Hur Jin Ho has chosen a universal and somewhat ordinary subject for his movies: a man and a woman who fall in love and then break up. While his first film, Christmas in August
, was structured around the beginning of a love relationship, his 2001 sophomore feature One Fine Spring Day
is more concerned with how it ends. One thing that makes this film particularly special is its use of sound as the characters themselves are drawn together by sounds. When combined with precise and striking camerawork, One Fine Spring Day
is able to create moments that are solemn, compelling, and beautiful to watch unfold on screen.
Sang Woo (Yoo Ji Tae, Old Boy) is a recording engineer, Eun Su (Lee Young Ae, JSA) is a radio producer, and everyday sounds, both man-made and natural, make up a crucial aspect of the film's style. Meeting during a trip to record the sounds of nature, Sang Woo and Eun Su fall quietly and passionately in love, but romance can be as fleeting as a sound.
This edition comes with director intro video, commentary, making-of, interview, deleted scenes, and music video.