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A Man Who Was Superman (슈퍼맨이었던 사나이)

슈퍼맨이었던 사나이 (Syoo-peo-maen-i-sseo-deon Sa-na-i)

Directed by Jeong Yoon-cheol (정윤철)

Screenplay by , ,

Comedy Drama

102min | Release date in South Korea :


SONG Soo-jung is a producer going on her third year at a small company. Her specialty is human interest stories. She is driven to produce these shallow stories for the sake of her ambition of one day becoming Korea’s own Oprah Winfrey. However, she is reaching the end of what’s left of her pride. One day, after months of not getting paid, she leaves her office with the company camera to produce a story on a lion apparently refusing to eat its meal. On her way, however, she comes across a robber, but she is saved somehow by Superman in a Hawaiian shirt. “Superman” claims he’s unable to tap into his supernatural powers as the bad guys have placed kryptonite inside his head. However, he doesn’t let that get in his way from helping others, from saving the world from global warming to saving a lost puppy. Soo-jung can see this will make a good story and, with a little tweaking and a little fabricating, she produces the Superman Saves the World documentary which goes on to be a ratings hit. However, the true story behind this “Superman,” including the bullet and not the kryptonite that is lodged in his brain, helps the frosty, calculating Soo-jung to awaken to what’s truly important in life.


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 Produced by
 Yoo Il-han (유일한)
CJ Entertainment (CJ Entertainment)
CJ Entertainment (CJ Entertainment)
 Yoo Il-han (유일한)
 Original work
 Choi Young-hwan (최영환)
 Lee Jeong-ho (이정호)
 Assistant director
 Ha Myeong-mi (하명미)
 Mun Je-yong (문제용)
 Directing department
 Kim Hyeon-bo (김현보)
 Music department
102 min 35mm Cinemascope (2.35)
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Release date in South Korea : 2008/01/31
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As of 2008.02.10 : 526,264 admissions (total)
As of 2008.02.03 : 263,287 admissions (total)

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The way the character was lying in the end reminded me of Ninoy Aquino plus the background music of Impossible dream.
2010-01-03 17:29:24
2009-03-14 08:22:01
heartwarming & funny. what A movie!
nice movie,,..touching in a way...
2009-03-10 14:34:09
2009-01-01 22:28:07
Just watch it, Awesome movie! funny & heartfelt.
yeah, i'm waiting for the dvd also...
2008-08-21 19:14:34
2008-07-02 18:56:53
Why has there been no DVD release of this?
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