Remade as: The Lake House
In the movie that was remade as The Lake House, retains the basic plot of the original: a lonely woman living in a shoreline house (named Il Mare, Italian for “the sea”) and an equally lonely man living two years earlier, discover they can communicate with each other across time by leaving messages in the house’s mailbox. They fall in love without ever having met, but their romance is threatened by a looming tragedy that even the magic mailbox may be unable to prevent.
Much like the American remake, starring Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock, the South Korean film is atmospheric and melancholy. The original apparently lacks the handful of timeline inconsistencies that nitpickers have found in the remake.