A Moment to Remember ( 내 머리 속의 지우개;Nae Meorisogui Jiugae; lit. "Eraser in My Head") is a 2004South Korean film based on the 2001 Japanese television drama Pure Soul. It stars Son Ye-jin and Jung Woo-sung and follows the theme of discovery in a relationship and the burdens of loss caused by Alzheimer's disease.
The movie was released on November 5, 2004 in South Korea. It was a major success domestically, topping the box office for two consecutive weeks to become the 5th highest grossing film of 2004 at 2,565,078 admissions. The film was also a hit in Japan, breaking previous records of Korean films released there; it was the 19th highest grossing film at the 2005 Japanese box office
John H. Lee and Kim Young-ha won Best Adapted Screenplay at the 2005 Grand Bell Awards.
The first act of the film introduces the protagonists, a woman named Su-jin and a man named Chul-soo. The movie highlights their accidental meeting, followed by their subsequent courting despite their difference in social status that should have kept them apart. Kim Su-jin is a 27-year-old fashion designer, spurned by her lover, a colleague who was also a married man. Depressed, she goes to a convenience store, where she bumps into a tall, handsome man with whom she has a slight misunderstanding. Following that, she returns home and, receiving her father's forgiveness, decides to start life afresh.
One day while accompanying her father, who is the CEO of a construction firm, she coincidentally meets the man whom she earlier bumped into at the convenience store. He is Choi Chul-soo, the construction site's foreman who is studying to become an architect. Though he initially appears like a rough and dirty construction worker, Chul-soo exudes sheer masculinity in its most basic physical form. Su-jin instantly takes a liking to Chul-soo and actively courts him. There are many sweet events that take place in the occurrence of their courtship, eventually leading to their marriage.
Son Ye-Jin (Sul-Jin) and Jung Woo-Sung (Chul-Soo)
The second act follows the couple happily settling into married life, with Chul-soo designing their dream house and Su-jin learning to become a housewife. As time passes, however, Su-jin begins to display forgetfulness, including an incident in which a fire breaks out because of a stove she'd forgotten to turn off. While Chul-soo caught the fire in time, the seriousness of the incident and others like it lead them to seek medical help.
The third act deals with Su-jin's early-onset Alzheimer's disease diagnosis, and the couple's consequent response to it. Su-jin at first experiences denial, then becomes heavily burdened by the knowledge that she will forget her husband. Nevertheless they make the commitment to stay together and as the disease progresses, the trials the couple go through increase because of Su-jin's deteriorating memory. Finally, Su-jin makes the decision to leave their home and check herself into an assisted facility.
Despite his grief, Chul-soo remains at Su-jin's side even when she doesn't remember him, hiding his eyes behind sunglasses when he visits her so she can't see his tears. At the end of the film, Chul-soo reenacts the first time they met in the convenience store, with all of Su-jin's friends and family there. In the final scene, Su-jin is riding in a car beside her husband at sunset, and he tells her, "I love you."
“Forgiving is just giving hate a little room in your heart.”
“When the memory is gone so is the soul.”
How do you measure a man's love? Is it the number of times he said I love you or the way he treats you out to fancy restaurants? No. Love is all about commitment, patience and sacrifice. And this is what this movie is all about. A story that would teach us how genuine and pure ones love and affection could be. It’s all about loving someone unconditionally despite all the adversaries that would come along the way. It’s all about unselfish love.
Meet the Princess and the Beggar. That’s how Chul-soo described his relationship with Sul-jin. Despite their differences they were able to prove that love would work for them and it did. A Moment to Remember would give you a rollercoaster of emotions. You’ll start with anticipation as Sul-jin worked her way to getting Chul-soo’s attention and she was successful indeed. And that one sip of sojo, that changed their destiny. Then there’s bliss as they would go through their married life. It’s just filled with love, success and contentment. Then there’s pain as they face the tragic and cruel reality of Alzheimer’s disease.
I love the chemistry between the two lead characters Ye-Jin and Woo-Sung. Though the movie was lengthy it was well paced making sure that each emotion is in its proper place until you get to the climax. Next thing you’ll know your heart is breaking and your eyes would be flooded. The script was well written and the director was indeed able to successfully project the type of emotion that this movie intends to do.
I have seen this movie twice and I cried harder the second time. It’s refreshing and heartbreaking all at the same. Call me a hopeless romantic but if I find this kind of love in this lifetime then one lifetime spent with that person is more than enough.
After watch the movie, I thing..
first meeting. Coke robbery case caused by forgetfulness. I love the start of the
The ultra-sujin partial amnesia. To go to a convenience store on your wallet out and buy often. Coke and a wallet on the day from the mountains, yet again, realizing that time again, encountered a man entered the convenience store. Hear his hand and a Diet Coke, Coke should be a convenience store counters are empty. Beard, dressed deopsurukhan worn, is youngrakeopneun guy. He thought of stealing Coke sujin, take his hand off coli kinda heard. "Kkeoeoeok to trim ~~~!!" And .... Kaeneul like to give a blank look at, sujin heading to the bus stop. Get on the bus the moment, but not also realize the wallet. Back again, he sees a wallet from a convenience store clerk and a Coke sujin is released. And they realize that their sujin mistake. He sighted people can not find him already.
first kiss. If you drink it, we're seeing. If you drink? Are not occupied until death.
Venue of the company for repair sujin the man in the convenience store! But it seems he can not remember sujin. However, Coke vending machines, Coke to pull away from the hands of sujin sujin as cool to look at their deulyikimyeo "kkeoeoeok ~!" To trim out of this guy. Sujin was in the purse to snatch toegeungil pullout will help here, the twain meeting.
One evening, sitting side by side in stalls and out sujin.
"If you drink it, we're seeing"
"If you do not drink?"
"He's not business. Dead."
Put off his mouth at the same time, grab a drink sujin and out of Suzhou.
Destiny is to love each other like.
proposed. You want to marry you! Yijjindeukah, you what the hell I like it ~ ~?
Sujin, is proposed to withdraw. With his lifetime love, relationships and family life oegolsucheoreom withdrawal were not married, be a burden.
"You want to marry you!"
"This jjindeukah, so I said what the hell you like ~~?" But do not give up sujin, out of two marriages will slowly open mind.
eraser in my head. It has an eraser in my head.
2 bapman ssajugo boxed lunch every day, the little wife, my travels have not sujin jipjocha. Ryan thought out, but sujin the forgetfulness becomes more and more serious. I found that I was hoping for in the hospital dying sujin are more and more of their brain will know that. Sujin tells the withdrawal. 'It has an eraser in my head ...'
I remember the end of the withdrawal sujin disappeared the first time to start looking like the deal ....