Lover’s Concerto: Lee Ji-hwan receives photographs in the mail that reminds him of how he met two girls, Shim Su-in and Kim Gyeong-heui, one summer five years ago. He shares his memories with his friend Cheol-hyeon. He recalls initially being in love with Su-in, but she rejects him. Throughout the summer, the three remain friends. Ji-hwan and Gyeong-heui develop feelings for each other but are reluctant to admit it. Ji-hwan recalls the complex relationship between the three to Cheol-hyeon.
- Movie: Lover’s Concerto
- Revised romanization: Yeonae Soseol
- Hangul: 연애소설
- Director: Lee Han
- Writer: Lee Han
- Producer: Han Sang-Gu
- Cinematographer Jin Young-hwan
- Release Date: August 15, 2002
- Runtime: 106 Min.
- Genre: Romance
- Language: Korean
- Country: South Korea
One day, Ji-Hwan (Cha Tae-Hyun) begins to receive letters from an unidentified person. The letters, containing black-and-white photos of happy children playing, remind Ji-Hwan of his old two friends.
Five years earlier, while Ji-Hwan is taking pictures with his camera, two girls, Soo-In (Son Ye-Jin) and Gyung-Hee (Lee Eun-Ji), walk into the frame. Ji-Hwan falls in love with Soo-In at first sight. He then musters up enough courage to confess his love to her, but she refuses him very politely. Even so, Ji-Hwan doesn’t give up and tells them that he wants to be friends the next time they meet. Ever since then, the three of them start a wonderful friendship. They spend time each other always, and consider it the most precious moments of their lives. But they become confused between love and friendship and, finally, Gyung-hee and Soo-in leave him without a trace.
The random letters inspire Ji-Hwan to depart anxiously on a long journey to find his old friends, but while looking for Soo-in and Gyung-hee, he confronts a beautiful yet sad secret.