K-Movie: Spring Bears Love

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Also known as
: Bomnalui gomeul johahaseyo

Language: Korean

Subtitle: English (Soft-subbed)

Release Date: 2003

Genre: Comedy / Romance


A young woman named Hyun-chae is on train looking through an art book. As she turns the pages, she discovers a written message underneath a picture of bears playing together in the springtime. She reads:

I like you so much.
Like a bear in springtime, I know your secrets
... you're like a lovely bear.
This is just the beginning of my love for you.
Next book is Gustave Caillebette 'Young Man at His Window'.

Hyun-chae is an unlucky girl who has trouble finding love. Born with bad manners, she is unable to keep a guy for very long. Throughout her life, she has been unsuccessful with love, but goes on through life with her bad manners and pure honesty. Her father, an alcoholic, a heavysmoker, and a writer, often counts on Hyun-chae to bring him art books from the library, saying that they help him think better. Hyun-chae, desperate as she is to fall in love, fails to see that her best friend from childhood, Dong-ha came back from the military to be with her. Instead, Chae-hyun becomes obsessed with the man that has written the love notes inside the art books, believing that they are meant for her. With this thought in mind, she seeks out the writer with a determined state of mind, believing that every man she meets could possibly be this mere stranger. But are those library love notes really meant for her?

Du-na Bae as Jeong Hyun-jae
Nam-jin Kim as Lee Dong-ha
Ji-hye Yun as Mi-ran
Jong-shin Yun as Ji-seok

Watch HERE
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3