posted links to the movie online. I saw this first at the Hawai'i International Film Festival. This was followed by a friend being able to find a legal copy of it from Hong Kong. I cried every time I saw it.
The synopsis. In-woo (above) and Tae-hee meet on a rainy night in 1983. They are soulmates and instantly develop a strong bond for another. In-woo and Tae-hee agree to meet at the train station to elope. However, on the way, Tae-hee is killed crossing the street to the train station. In-woo waits and waits and never finds out what happened to her. Seventeen years later, In-woo has a wife and daughter and teaches at a boys' school.
Unbeknownst to In-woo, one of his students, Hyeon-bin (above), is apparently the reincarnation of Tae-hee. Hyeon-bin does not know the existence of his former life as Tae-woo either. However, the story attempts to resolve the questions around homosexuality through the lens of reincarnations. This movie is up in the top movies I've ever watched (of the several thousands I have watched in my life). I hope you are able to find it and enjoy as I have.
It seems like since this movie gay Korean cinema is showing signs of a life beyond tragedy for the cinematic gay.
a heart that beats for me - There’s a heart out there and it beats for me. It pumps blood through veins and he doesn’t know it yet but it pumps for me. When you’re young, love comes ...