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A Reason to Live (오늘)

오늘 (O-neul)

Directed by Lee Jeong-hyang (이정향)

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119min | Release date in South Korea :

Prevously known as "Today", "Nobody Somebody" and "La Quotidienne"
A female producer loses her fiancé in a hit and run accident and stands in the line of conflict. After 8 films, this movie is directed by Lee Jeong-hyang who also directed “The Way Home” with Nam Ji-hyeon and Song Hye-kyo in the lead, after incredible competition, as the producer.

Da-hae who lost her fiancé by a hit and run accident, forgave the criminal who was 15 year old boy as her principle base on catholic belief and signs a petition for him. One year after, Da-hae is making a documentary to abolish death penalty requested by Catholic Church. The time goes on, she starts to look back her pain having an interview to victims who live with the forgiveness.


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  • [HanCinema's Film Review] "A Reason to Live"

    Da-hye (played by Song Hye-kyo) lives happily with her boyfriend Sang-woo (played by Ki Tae-yeong). A freakish turn of events separates the couple. Da-hye deals with the trauma by trying to forgive the person responsible for what happened to Sang-woo, although this process turns out to be surprisingly unsatisfying and pointless. That much is a fairly accurate description of "A Reason to Live" as a whole. Some of its ideas are good, but almost nothing of consequence is done with them,...More
  • [HanCinema's Drama Review] "Suspicious Housekeeper" Episode 7

    In response to Han-gyeol's kill order, Bok-nyeo ties her up and terrifies her, but doesn't kill her. Sang-chul ordered Bok-nyeo to protect Han-gyeol at all costs. After the emotion dies down, Bok-nyeo points out in her usual monotone that Han-gyeol doesn't have the courage to die - if people could die because they wanted to, Bok-nyeo wouldn't be in this world. It's the most emotion the suspicious housekeeper has revealed in seven episodes and it's a juicy morsel. She also explains that her boss, the quirky woman with a crush on Han-gyeol's grandfather, told her that everyone has A Reason to Live. She's still looking for it,...More
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    Song Hye-kyo is starring in the new movie "My Palpitating Life". She decided on this movie because of the long time she's known the director and she really liked the synopsis,...More
  • Lotte sells Arrow, The Ultimate Weapon in Berlin Feb 14, 2012

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    South Korea's Lotte Entertainment has done a raft of deals on Kim Han-min's period action film "Arrow, The Ultimate Weapon", including to Showgate for Japan. Starring Park Hae-il as a man out to save his sister and her fiancé from Northern invaders, the film was the biggest domestic film hit in Korea last year. With 7.46 million admissions, it was second only to"Transformers: Dark of the Moon", which took 7.79 million admissions,...More
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 Produced by
 Hwang Jae-woo (황재우)
 Hwang Woo-hyeon (황우현)
 Kim Hyoung-ju (김형주)
 Kim Sang-beom (김상범)
 Kim Jae-beom (김재범)
 Yoo Sang-seob (유상섭)
 Martial arts
119 min 
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Airing dates : 2011/10/27
South Korean Box Office
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As of 2011.11.20 : 131,194 admissions (total)
As of 2011.11.13 : 95,081 admissions (total)
As of 2011.11.06 : 57,877 admissions (total)
As of 2011.10.30 : 42,853 admissions (total)
As of 2011.10.23 : 2,771 admissions (total)

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