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Oh Ji-ho, Yoon Jin-seo team up for quiet melo film Coffee Mate

Despite the title bringing to mind images of heaps of powdered non-dairy creamer, I found the movie Coffee Mate piquing my interest, and not just because of its casting of Oh Ji-ho (Ghost-Seeing Detective Cheo-yong) and Yoon Jin-seo (Girl Who Sees Smells) as the two leads.

It’s the film’s plot description that captures my interest—or rather, its lack of one. Coffee Mate is based on a simple concept, centering around a man and a woman who run into each other in a cafe and get drawn into a conversation. The whole film will be limited to the cafe as it follows the process of the two people getting to know each other in a “quiet melo” with a subtle emotional line.

It’s so simple that it’ll have to hinge largely on the content of the dialogue and the director’s hand in creating an intimate, compelling mood. Not to mention solid acting and chemistry between the actors. I can see a bad version of the idea falling completely flat, but I can also see potential for a thoughtful, moving end product when I look at movies like the Before Sunrise/Sunset/Midnight series. I can perhaps see Yoon Jin-seo more readily in this kind of role, since she has a very natural acting style that’s well-suited to this type of project; Oh Ji-ho is more of a question mark to me, but I’d like to see if he’s capable of the introspective, nuanced acting that this role needs.

Coffee Mate will begin filming next month, and right after that Oh Ji-ho will jump back to television with his upcoming cop-gets-saddled-with-a-baby rom-com My Little Baby on MBC.

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Nobody gives a comment yet? I'll do it as an appreciation for JB's effort.. :). So, hmmm...cafe latte, anyone? I dont drink coffee, and never order one either (unless you count thai ice coffee). I hope cafe latte is a name of a drink. Lol..

Omg..so random

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LOL I appreciate the pity comment! Haha.

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Now I have a craving for a café latte. It's a delicious combo of espresso and steamed milk. Mmm.
About the movie, YJS is perfect for the role. OJH on the other hand can do the listing while sipping on a café latte and flashing those dimples. Mmm.

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Well I love a good soy flat white :)

I like these kind of movies cos they're so easy to watch :)

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As film fantast i respect the bold experiment with simple story like this.

Yoon Jin-seo i hope this goes well for because i have soft spot for her still after her role in alltime fav drama like Return of Iljimae.

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Oh my god, I really love Before trilogy! And, I also love Yoon Jin-seo in TGWSS. Hope this movie turns out well. :)

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I love the idea of it, as you stated.
I have loved Yoon Jin-Seo ever since "Oldboy" and "Secret Love" movies. She was sizzling with Yoo Ji-Tae. A good actress, that I will always be happy to see on the screen, and I like the pairing of her with Oh Ji-Ho. I can totally see both of them in this kind of a role.

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wow now it makes me want to watch the before sunrise trilogy. looked at the trailers for the first time, and they look really good!

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I just love coffee in all its permutations.

Without coffee - nothing gets done.

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I love both actors and I really enjoy quiet thoughtful movies. This looks like a winner. I'll wait ages and hopefully see it online someday. Thanks for the post or I'd totally miss this!

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Which movie with yu ji tae?

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oldboy as his sister and secret lover as his couple

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I prefer Chai Lattes, honestly. It seems like my kind of film - although if it goes wrong I'm going to be REALLY bored.

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Does anyone know where I could watch this with english subs? I've been looking everywhere for a loong time, and I just can't find it anywhere :(

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