Release dateSeptember 8, 2005 (2005-09-08) WriterJin-ho Hur, Hyo-kwan Kim (adaptation), Suk-yeon Lee (adaptation), Won-sik Lee, Lee-il, You-min Seo, Joon-ho Shin Initial releaseSeptember 7, 2005 (South Korea) CastSon Ye-Jin (Seo-Young), YongJun Bae (In-Soo), Lim Sang-Hyo (Su-Jin), Yoo Seung-Mok (The Doctor), Lee Ho-Young (Terminal Soldier) Similar moviesSunshine Love, My Sister, the Pig Lady, He's on Duty, The Treacherous, Kundo: Age of the Rampant, The Ugly Truth
April snow 2005 trailer
April Snow (Hangul: 외출; RR: Oechul; lit. "Outing" or "Going Out") is a 2005 South Korean romantic drama film co-written and directed by Hur Jin-ho, starring Bae Yong-joon and Son Ye-jin.
In-su and Seo-young meet in a hospital after their respective spouses are involved in a car accident. This leads them to discover that their spouses had been having an affair. As In-su and Seo-young stay at the same motel near the hospital to care for their comatose partners, they grow closer while sharing their grief, anger and fear for their loved ones' recovery. Gradually, they find themselves falling in love with each other. But when In-su's wife Su-jin regains consciousness, she tells him that she regrets her past actions, forcing him to make a decision.
Bae Yong-joon as In-su
Son Ye-jin as Seo-young
Im Sang-hyo as Kang Su-jin
Kim Kwang-il as Kwang-il
Jeon Guk-hwan as Su-jin's father
Yoo Seung-mok as Doctor
Kim Se-dong as Insurance company employee
Chun Dae-byung as Policeman
Ryu Seung-soo as Yoon Kyung-ho
Lee Young-hee as Kyung-ho's mother
Leessang as themselves
Loveholic as themselves
Clazziquai as themselves
Filming began on February 4, 2005 in the seaside town of Samcheok, Gangwon Province.
A four-hour live concert was held on April 24, 2005 at the open-air theater in Yonsei University; some scenes were included in the film.
April Snow wrapped shooting on June 18, 2005 in Gwangju, Gyeonggi Province.
The film performed poorly at the domestic box office, grossing US$2,707,442 in South Korea on 809,191 admissions.
April Snow was also released in 10 other Asian countries. And due mostly to actor Bae Yong-joon's Korean Wave popularity, it became a box office success in Japan and China. It became the highest-grossing Korean film in Japan, grossing ¥2.72 billion or US$24.2 million (this record would later be broken by another Son Ye-jin film, A Moment to Remember with ¥2.75 billion).
A director's cut with 30 minutes extra footage was released in Japan in 2006, which also did well commercially.
Son Ye-jin received a Best Actress nomination at the 2005 Blue Dragon Film Awards.