Dir. Song Hae-sung. 2001, 116 mins. With Choi Min-Shik, Celia Cheung. In this under-the-radar festival gem, Choi stars as Kang-jae, a bedraggled third-rate hoodlum who idly dreams of a simpler life back in his hometown. One day, he receives a letter from a Chinese girl named Failan, whom he has never met, and it changes his entire life. Choi and Cheung’s touching performances ground this story of longing and missed chances.
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