A Season of Good Rain

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Season of Good Rain
A Season of Good Rain.jpg
Revised Romanization Howoosijeol
McCune–Reischauer Housijŏl
Directed by Hur Jin-ho
Produced by Kim Chul-soo
Gina Kim
Im Hee-chul
Wei Ming Chen
Hur Jin-ho
Kim Yeong-hak
Jin Wi-myeong
Park Myung-sun
Written by Hur Jin-ho
Lee Han-eol
Starring Jung Woo-sung
Gao Yuanyuan
Music by Lee Jae-jin
Cinematography Kim Byeong-seo
Edited by Choi Jae-geun
Distributed by Next Entertainment World
Release date
  • October 8, 2009 (2009-10-08)
Running time
100 minutes
Country China
South Korea
Language English
Box office US$1,826,417[1]

Season of Good Rain (Hangul호우시절; RRHo u shijeol), also known as A Good Rain Knows, is a 2009 film by Hur Jin-ho.[2][3] It stars South Korean actor Jung Woo-sung and Chinese actress Gao Yuanyuan.[4][5][6][7][8] The film was released to South Korean theaters on October 8 and had a total of 287,887 admissions.[9]

Originally intended as the second segment of Chengdu, I Love You,[10][11] the director and producers expanded its running time and released it as a stand-alone feature.[12][13][14][15]


Timely like the spring rain, so has he come back into my life ... . Dong-ha is a thirty-something Korean architect on a business trip to Chengdu, China where his company is carrying out construction projects to rebuild the city after the earthquake of 2008. By chance, he meets May, an old friend from his school days in the U.S. May is originally from Chengdu, where she had returned to after graduation; she works as a tour guide. Dong-ha and May had feelings for each other then, but they parted before they had a chance to define or declare them. Now that they are thrown together again, they find that these old feelings reignite and new ones form.[16][17][18][19][20]



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  12. ^ Noh, Jean (15 July 2009). "Hur Jin-ho wraps feature-length Season Of Good Rain". Screen International. Retrieved 2012-11-26. 
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  16. ^ Lee, Hyo-won (24 September 2009). "Rain Falls on Summer-Battered Hearts". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2012-11-26. 
  17. ^ Yang, Sung-jin (9 October 2009). "Jung, Gao show fine chemistry in new film". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2012-11-26. 
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