The Letter (1997 film)

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The Letter
The Letter film poster.jpg
Theatrical poster
Hanja or 便
Revised Romanization Pyeonji
McCune–Reischauer P‘yŏnji
Directed by Lee Jung-gook
Produced by Kim Jin-mun
Written by Lee Jung-gook
Kim Moo-ryoung
Cho Hwan-yoo
Starring Choi Jin-sil
Park Shin-yang
Music by Kang Min
Cinematography Park Gyeong-won
Edited by Park Soon-duk
Art Cinema
Release date
  • 22 November 1997 (1997-11-22)
Country South Korea
Language Korean

The Letter (Hangul편지; RRPyeonji) is a 1997 South Korean film starring Choi Jin-sil and Park Shin-yang.


A happily married couple see only good days ahead of them; but the husband discovers that he is dying of cancer. Heartbroken at the possibility of leaving his wife behind, he proceeds to write love letters aimed at consoling his wife.


  • Choi Jin-sil as Jung-in
  • Park Shin-yang as Hwan-yoo
  • Choi Yong-min
  • Lee Jun-seop
  • Song Gwang-su
  • Nam Sang-mi
  • Park Jong-cheol
  • Lee Sang-u
  • Kim Young-dae
  • Lee In-ock


The Letter was released in South Korea on 22 November 1997, and received a total of 724,474 admissions to make it the best selling domestic production and fourth film overall of that year. Together with The Contact it was only one of two films since 1993 to break the 600,000 admissions mark.[1]


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  1. ^ "1997". Retrieved on 19 January 2009.
  2. ^ "[REVIEW] THE LETTER – เกาหลีใต้ VS. ไทย: ความเหมือนที่แตกต่าง" (in Thai). zeawleng. 31 January 2014. Retrieved 28 June 2016. 

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