Young-shin (Kim Hye-su) is a freshman art major at a provincial university. Accompanied by an upperclassman, she goes to Seoul to meet Chang-wook (Song Young-chang), the director of a drama club she has joined. The Chang-wook she meets is a grimy, chain-smoking drunk. But Young-shin can’t seem to get Chang-wook off her mind. Realizing that she is in love with him, she works up her courage and asks him out in a letter. However, Chang-wook does not turn up at the appointed coffee shop. Frantic, Young-shin waits for him outside his house. That night, she receives a kiss from her first love. After Chang-wook leaves for Seoul to attend his mother’s birthday party, Young-shin is unable to suppress her desire to see him. She goes to his house in Seoul, but when she opens the front gate, what greets her eyes is the sight of Chang-wook with his wife and young daughter. Appalled, Young-shin returns home. As if oblivious to Young-shin’s feelings, Chang-wook departs as soon as the drama club concludes its performance. —koreafilm.org
Lee Myung-se (Hangul: 이명세; born August 20, 1957) is a South Korean filmmaker.
Lee began his career as an assistant producer under Bae Chang-ho for the films Hwang Jin-I (1986), Our Sweet Days of Youth (1988), and Dream (1990). At the 1991 Asia-Pacific Film Festival, he was awarded Best New Director for the film, Naui Sarang Naui Shinbu, and in 1993 won the Special Jury Award for Cheot Sarang.
Other film credits include Nowhere to Hide (1999) and Duelist (2005). Many of his films feature a tragically flawed protagonist. Lee also favors slow-motion fighting sequences. —Wikipedia