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- Movie: Lovers Vanished (English title) / The Day Before… (early working title)
- Revised romanization: Pokpungjoenya
- Hangul: 폭풍전야
- Director: Cho Chang-Ho
- Writer: Cho Chang-Ho
- Producer: Lee Tae-Hun
- Release Date: April 1, 2010
- Runtime: 104 min.
- Genre: Romance / Melodrama
- Production Company: Opus Pictures
- Distributor: Sungwon Icom
- Language: Korean
- Country: South Korea
Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki Staff ©
Soo-In (Kim Nam-Gil) was a talented cook who became falsely accused of killing his wife and then received a life sentence in prison. While in prisonSoo-In hears that prisoners infected with AIDS can leave prison. Soo-In then injects himself with the blood of HIV positive inmate Sang-Byun (Jeong Yun-Min). Sang-Byun does make the request that if by chance Soo-In is able to escape from prison to visit the café named Luth. Soo-In manages to escape from prison.
Out of prison, Soo-In confronts the priest who had an affair with his wife. The priest confesses to the murder, but then takes his own life. Soo-In, having now lost all hope to clear his name and nowhere to go, decides to visit the cafe Sang-Byun requested.
When Soo-In arrives at the beach side cafe named Luth, he meets the proprietor Mi-ya (Woo Seul Hye Hwang). Mi-ya is a beautiful women, a magician, and also bears heavy mental scars from her past. Mi-ya eventually hires Soo-In as a cook. The two become closer & soon love blossoms. One day Soo-In tells Mi-ya it was Sang-Byun who sent him there and this shocks Mi-ya ...
- Filming took place from March through June of 2009.
- The movie initially found difficulty in gaining a theatrical release, but with the recent popularity of MBC drama "The Great Queen Seondeok" (which starred actor Kim Nam-Gil), "Lovers Vanished" received an April 2010 release date.
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