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Posters and teaser for Intro to Architecture
by | February 12, 2012 | 59 Comments

Here’s a look at the new romantic melodrama Introduction to Architecture, starring Uhm Tae-woong and Han Ga-in as first loves reunited in what will be Uhm’s gazillionth film in the past year. Seriously, the guy does not know the meaning of vacation. The story about two college sweethearts crossing paths fifteen years later features a heavy reliance on flashback/past versions of the leads, so much that Suzy (Dream High) and Lee Je-hoon (The Front Line) are touted as the stars of this movie as much as their adult counterparts are. And I have to say, the quartet looks pitch-perfect in the series of posters for the film.

The teaser shows the two kids meeting in their college Introduction to Architecture class (hence the title, natch), and sharing their first kiss. And then fifteen years later, the heroine walks into the hero’s office because she’s looking for someone to rebuild her childhood home. Conveniently, he grew up to be an architect, and once promised he’d build her a house. It’s like someone planned it! Oops, I mean… it’s Faaaate!

I think the key with this kind of movie is to stick with an understated approach to love-as-timing, because it could be really cute as long as it steers clear of the big melo pitfalls. And in general I’m just happy with this new versatility in Uhm Tae-woong’s projects, because he’s great at badass, but I like that he finally gets the chance to explore the side I saw in Cyrano.

Director Lee Yong-ju is relatively new, with an assistant director credit for Memories of Murder and then a feature of his own in 2009 called Possessed. Introduction to Architecture heads to theaters in March.

Via Hankyung


59 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. snow

    the posters are lovely and the teaser makes me want to watch the movie! han ga-in knows how to pick her co-stars XD

  2. canxi

    This movie looks great and I really want to see it.
    I really love the posters too, kudos to that graphic designer!

    It looks sweet. πŸ™‚

  3. DramaticTeacher

    Wow, Suzy looks good with Black hair.

  4. danna

    male leads are fantastic but the female leads are equally meh to me….sigh..i guess I’ll watch this based on reviews

    • 4.1 danna

      i have to admith though that the younger actors have some striking resemblances to their adult counterparts

  5. sjkwifey

    Its crazy how similar the younger actors look so similar to their older actors particularly Uhm Tae Woong and Lee Je Hoon. I’m interested in whether Suzy’s acting has improved because I’m a fan of her but would love to see her develop her acting more with this role.
    P.S I find it funny that both of Kim Soo Hyun co-stars are in this film πŸ˜€

    • 5.1 ilikehim

      Kim Soo Hyun’s two leading ladies casted…in the same role.
      I still think Kim Soo Hyun is much cuter with Suzy.

  6. biankoy

    Uhm Tae-woong continues to defy aging <3

  7. JD

    Omg this looks promising!

  8. christine

    Looks good! I’m definitely in.

    I’ve always admired Uhm TW as an actor.

  9. JoAnne

    Both couples look adorable together and the teaser makes me want to see it – very hopeful for this.

    Uhm Tae Woong, so adorable!

  10. 10 Saima

    Totally off-topic: but I really want UTW to find himself a nice girl and settle down!! heh. Why so shy, UTW?!

    • 10.1 KDrama Fan

      I don’t think Uhm is really shy in his private life…

      • 10.1.1 Saima

        I got that vibe when I watched 1n2d with the actress special. He not only surprised me but Kim Haneul as well!

    • 10.2 Danna

      Lol….i was thinking somewhere along the same lines: “when will he ger the time to date and get settled eventually if he keeps working like this”…lol….i think 1n2d has turned us all into UTW’s mommys and noonas

  11. 11 sunshower3

    why does ha ga in always looks so…. hmm trying to find the right word, not bland, she’s quite pretty, but maybe… expressionless?

    • 11.1 xylophonic

      I agree, she’s almost always much too understated in her acting. Especially in certain scenes in MoonSun I always find myself wanting to pull the emotion out of her face (lol sorry, strange phrase). It’s all there, just needs to be more prominent.

    • 11.2 Kiara

      As much as I love UTW I’m totally out after seeing her name. She is lovely but I can not stand her acting. Maybe she’ll do better in this movie (non sageuk, shorter and acting beside an older male might be a lot more comfortable for her).

    • 11.3 moony

      HGI’s face is very frozen and still. Her eyes are big but dead. She always seems distant and detached. Words come out of her mouth but she’s always somewhere else. Her mouth is always open, and that, coupled with her over-big eyes, makes her seem zoned out. Like she’s just going through the motions of acting and it’s a bloody waste of time to get herself worked up as it’s just ACTING. It’s very frustrating watching her act. You just want to reach into the screen and shake her hard so you can see some emotion on that marble face. It doesn’t help that her co-star is always a fine actor who’s giving the performance of his life. She’s like a bucket of cold water that douses the emotion of every climatic scene.

      • 11.3.1 Daktari

        Too many botox treatments :p

      • 11.3.2 paige

        I couldn’t agree with you more…

  12. 12 Biscuit

    I find it amusing that baby-face Han Ga In (30/21) needs a younger counterpart when she’s pretty much playing the age of it in Moon/Sun and romancing KSH (24/25)!

    But I suppose that wouldn’t be fair to UTW (who can’t play his college self) πŸ˜‰

  13. 13 sdfghj

    I never found Han Ga In to be extremely beautiful like how the Korean media portrays her to be…I now change my mind. She looks gorgeous here.

    • 13.1 Laica

      Totally agree – for the first time I can see what the fuss is about! She looks beautiful.

  14. 14 xylophonic

    I LOVE ALL THESE ACTORS. Well, first time encountering Lee Je-hoon but he looks wonderful anyways. I have such a soft spot for Suzy; she may have some trouble with the emoting, but I find her genuine.

    Raaahh can’t wait til I can watch this (somehow).

  15. 15 KDrama Fan

    Heya GF and fellow Beaners.

    I think Uhm knows the meaning of ‘making hay while sun shines’.

    I’ve been looking forward to this for 2 reasons-Uhm and the idea of learning about/even just looking at beautiful Korean architecture.

    I like seeing Ha Ga In as an adult in the pictures above though I must say she’s growing on me as Wol in The Moon That Embraces The Sun.

  16. 16 Noelle

    I want to watch this so bad! UTW is unstoppable.

  17. 17 alove

    Wow, that’s a fantastic trailer!

  18. 18 moonsunfan

    does anyone else think that in the horizontal photo of just Suzy (under the individual character posters) she looks just like Kim Soo Hyun?
    and I agree, the posters are beautiful!

  19. 19 stars4u

    Can I watch this NOW?

  20. 20 pigtookie

    I don’t think he’d get a nice long vacation due to 1n2d shoots (they’re filmed, what, every 2/3 weeks?). I just hope he’s not shooting a movie and a drama at once.

  21. 21 Elaine

    Can’t stop staring at the posters, so pretty *___*
    Anyone knows the song playing in the teaser?

  22. 22 tiffany

    omg just lovely!!! UTW looks adorkable as usual πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ hehe i love the lighting.. so vintage like πŸ™‚

  23. 23 Arhazivory

    The posters look lovely. I wanna see this one.

  24. 24 lovin it

    uhm tae woong looks young for his age!
    isn’t this his third movie in the past several months?

  25. 25 momogi

    It looks lovely. Lee Je-hoon, Suzy, Uhm Tae-woong <3 <3 <3

    I need more and longer teaseeer!! Gimme more!

    Anw,I have to watch this movie, somehow..

  26. 26 chaser

    that young UTW looks so much like KSH!

  27. 27 libra80

    i cant wait to watch this movie…..SUZY^^

  28. 28 WeWe

    I understand that photography has connection with architecture.
    But why Suzy hold Bach(recording or book) in the last poster?

    • 28.1 himonogirl

      exactly my thought. but hey, her clothes are soooo very purrrrrty on that picture.

    • 28.2 momogi

      well, I read somewhere that actually suzy role is majoring in music hence the bach book.
      in the trailer I think she get the wrong class and then meet lee je-hoon there. It looks like it.

  29. 29 sotong ball

    lee jae hoon *smiles widely*.

    loved him since bleak night and uhm tae woong is in it too.

    damn, suzy looks good with lee jae hoon. she looks good with kim soo hyun too. super jealous

  30. 30 laine

    damn this sounds like my life. i met my ex in an architecture class haha. guess i’ll be watching!

  31. 31 queencircles

    I really want to see this! Looks sooo cute! Love uhm tae-woong when he’s being cute! He looks super adorable in the pictures. Plus, he’s got sexy arms…

  32. 32 iLLusiOnEr

    Hmm..the posters tell this story to me:the younger version of the female looks naive but full of hope and youth, the male is laid-back and kind of reserved. After the separation and they meet again, the woman looks she has some years of ups and downs behind her whilst the man is still the same in person but got some experiences professionally.He is to mend the woman’s heart through their new re-encounter and fulfills his promise. Can’t wait.

  33. 33 meister

    ehh, HGI looks very pretty when she let her hair down. I mean, i think she has quite decent face in moonsun, but she totally looks very beautiful if her hair down.

    i think suzy resembles more on jun ji hyun, though she did look like HGI too. and i think it would be better if they put mole on suzy’s nose. that mole play quite a role on HGI’s face. hehh..

    • 33.1 iLLusiOnEr

      indeed..that will be some overlook, or they can make some lines where UTW asks about it. that’ll be a cute scene.

  34. 34 Ariel

    Lee Je-hoon dorky expression when he was stealing a kiss is so spot, I could really believe his a young Uhm Taewoong. What did he do watch 1N2D ad infinitum he he he.

  35. 35 conan

    I’m actually really looking forward to this. Uhm Tae-woong is awesome, Lee Je-hoon is hot, Suzy is really likeable, and I want to see how great Han Ga-in is in acting. Also the younger versions look similar to the adults so I say this is good casting.

  36. 36 pamela

    yes i like the actors esp.suzy and lee je-hoon pair… πŸ™‚

  37. 37 jane

    seriously, 2012 have a lot of great k-movies! I’m so looking forward to this πŸ™‚

  38. 38 yicheng23

    seriously, is it me or suzy looks like yoon eun hye

  39. 39 olsen

    Uhm Tae-woong looks hot!

  40. 40 papernikki

    I cannot stop gushing over the cuteness of the trailer πŸ™‚ It’s probably due to some excellent editing skills but the chemistry between Suzy & Lee Je-Hoon seems picture perfect to me. I can’t wait to watch this!

  41. 41 aoiaheen

    Lee Je-hoon looks so much like UTW! Especially in that first picture of the 4 of them.

  42. 42 cactus_alien

    MUST to see~!! *add to my list*

  43. 43 NN

    I look forward to this, love dorky Uhm Tae-woong!

  44. 44 mjfan

    I want to watch this nowwwwwwwwwwwww
    the cast is great , I love all of them

  45. 45 mjfan

    I want to watch this nowwwwwwwwwwwww
    the cast is great , I love all of them ,
    the posters are gorgeous too

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