click images for larger viewSo, I was looking over the international box office yesterday, and I came across the fact that a film with an architecture background, 건축학개론, or Architecture 101, has been the most popular film in South Korea over the past several weeks, handily beating out The Hunger Games, Wrath of the Titans and Space Dogs 3D.
35-year-old architect Seung-Min receives a visit at his office from a woman he doesn't recognize at first, but soon realizes is Seo-Yeon, his first love, who he hasn't seen since his freshman year in college. Seo-Yeon now has a request. She wants to hire Seung-Min to rebuild her home on Jeju Island.
Old memories of love and heartbreak will soon resurface, as they find themselves at different junctions in their lives ...
Otherwise, what have we got: The Fountainhead, Strangers When we Meet, Adam Sandler in Click? There should be one great romance about architects. I've got one in my head, that starts at a ship terminal in Trieste in 1884, courses through 1893 Chicago, and finishes along Lake Shore Drive in 1949. Don't wait up.
Let me know if you come up with something else. For now, here's the trailer for 건축학개론.