Never Forever

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This article is about the Korean film. For the Kate Bush album, see Never for Ever.
Never Forever
Hangul 두번째 사랑
Revised Romanization Dupeongjjae sarang
McCune–Reischauer Tupŏntchae sarang
Directed by Gina Kim
Produced by Lee Chang-dong
Lee Joon-dong
Andrew Fierberg
Written by Gina Kim
Starring Vera Farmiga
Ha Jung-woo
David McInnis
Music by Michael Nyman
Cinematography Pete Beaudreau
Edited by Matthew Clark
Release date(s)
  • January 18, 2007 (2007-01-18) (Sundance)
  • June 21, 2007 (2007-06-21) (South Korea)
Running time 104 minutes
Country South Korea
United States
Language English

Never Forever is a 2007 US/South Korean co-production written and directed by Gina Kim. The film was critically acclaimed when it was first screened at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival,[1][2] and won the Jury Prize at the Deauville American Film Festival.[3][4][5]

The Korean title 두번째 사랑 translates to "Second Love".


An upper class Caucasian woman living in New York (Vera Farmiga) is unable to conceive a child with her Korean-American husband (David McInnis), who is sterile. After her husband attempts suicide, she contacts a young illegal immigrant from Korea (Ha Jung-woo) to pay him to have sex with her, so that she might get pregnant and save her marriage.


  1. ^ "Gina Kim, Never Forever". The Reeler. 18 January 2007. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  2. ^ Holden, Stephen (11 April 2008). "If You Embrace the Body, the Heart Might Follow". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  3. ^ Nesselson, Lisa (9 September 2007). "Deauville prizes 'Dead Girl'". Variety. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  4. ^ Tartaglione-Vialatte, Nancy (9 September 2007). "Moncrieff's TheDead Girl takes Deauville Grand Prize". Screen International. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  5. ^ Paquet, Darcy (14 September 2007). "Never Forever wins jury prize at Deauville". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 

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