Virgin Snow (2007)
Directed By: Han Sang-hye
The first drama I ever watched or at least was exposed to and became interested in the Asian drama world is a South Korean film called Virgin Snow.
The film starred Lee Joon-gi as Kim-min, a South Korean high school student that moves to Japan and falls in love with a Japanese student, Sasaki Nanae (Aoi Miyazaki).
Now I watched this film during my Japanese class in high school and I immediately thought that Lee Joon-gi is a cute actor. After that, I started researching different dramas that I could watch with him in it and also if there are other cute actors that exist like him. I felt like I opened a door to a whole new world.
Virgin Snow is one of my favorite foreign films. It deals with some strong issues such as domestic/child abuse, language barriers, and cultural differences. I think it’s a good movie to get a piece of the feels that an Asian drama gives to people. I teared up a bit and it was hard to hide it because I was in class.