The Fair Love

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The Fair Love
Fair Love (2010 film) poster.jpg
Theatrical poster
Hangul페어 러브
Revised RomanizationPe-eo Reo-beu
McCune–ReischauerP‘eŏ Rŏbŭ
Directed byShin Yeon-shick
Produced byShin Yeon-shick
Written byShin Yeon-shick
StarringAhn Sung-ki
Lee Ha-na
Music byKim Shin-il
CinematographyChoi Geon-hui
Edited byChoi Young-jin
Distributed byCJ Entertainment
Release date
  • January 14, 2010 (2010-01-14)
Running time
117 minutes
CountrySouth Korea
LanguageKorean
BudgetUS$93,000

The Fair Love (Korean페어 러브; RRPe-eo Reobeu; lit. "Fair Love") is a 2010 South Korean romance film starring Ahn Sung-ki and Lee Ha-na. It premiered at the 2009 Busan International Film Festival, and was released in theaters on January 14, 2010.[1][2][3]

Plot[edit]

Hyung-man (Ahn Sung-ki) is a man in his 50s who leads a lonely, ordered life. He runs a small camera repair shop, and his mastery of this intricate skill draws customers from across the city. He also has a talent for photography, though for him it's more of a hobby than a vocation. He's still single, in fact he has never even dated a woman before. If the world were more fair he would be materially secure, but years earlier one of his best friends, Ki-hyuk, took his life savings and ran off. Since then, his life has never been the same.

Therefore, he is stunned and flummoxed when his former friend Ki-hyuk summons him to his deathbed for an unconvincing apology and, on top of that, a request. Ki-hyuk's daughter Nam-eun (Lee Ha-na), now in her 20s, will be alone after he is gone, so Ki-hyuk asks Hyung-man to please stop in every once in a while and check on her after he dies. Hyung-man feels rightly that he owes his friend nothing. But the daughter has done him no wrong, so after Ki-hyuk passes away, Hyung-man eventually knocks on her door.

Upon meeting her, he notices that Nam-eun seems to be more distressed over the death of her pet cat than her father's. Meanwhile, Nam-eun finds Hyung-man intriguing, so using his dirty laundry as an excuse, she begins to visit him frequently and gradually falls for him. When she expresses her feelings for him, Hyung-man is at first shocked. But as his awkwardness fades, he realizes that he reciprocates, and he starts to feel and even act like a teenager in love. Despite a twenty-six-year age difference, Hyung-man and Nam-eun decide to embark on a relationship.[4]

Cast[edit]

  • Ahn Sung-ki ... Hyung-man
  • Lee Ha-na ... Nam-eun[5]
  • Yun Seung-jun ... Jin-tae
  • Lee Hyeon-ho ... Jae-hyeong
  • Kim Jeong-seok ... Jeong-seok
  • Kim In-soo ... Reverend Kang
  • Kwon Hyeok-poong ... President Yoon
  • Choi Jong-ryeol ... Hyung-man's brother
  • Kim Min-kyeong ... Sister-in-law
  • Heo Yeon-jeong ... Jae-eun
  • Jeong Seong-il ... Jae-woong
  • Yoo In-na ... Jin-hee
  • Kil Chang-gyu ... Ki-hyuk
  • Lee Choon-yeon ... Store owner

References[edit]

  1. ^ D'Sa, Nigel (18 September 2009). "Korean Films Premiering at 14th Pusan Fest". Korean Film Council. Retrieved 2014-04-16.
  2. ^ Brooks, Brian (8 September 2009). "Pusan Supersizes with 355 Films; Good Morning President to Open". Indiewire. Retrieved 2014-04-16.
  3. ^ "The Fair Love (2009)". The Chosun Ilbo. 15 January 2010. Retrieved 2014-04-16.
  4. ^ Paquet, Darcy. "The Fair Love". Koreanfilm.org. Retrieved 2014-04-16.
  5. ^ "Star Focus: Lee Ha-na". Arirang News. Retrieved 2014-04-16.

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