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BA:BO (바보)

바보 (Ba-bo)

Directed by Kim Jeong-kwon (김정권)

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98min | Release date in South Korea :


Ji-ho is a promising pianist, studying and playing abroad for years. But one night she had a stage fright and never recovers. In despair, Ji-ho comes home and meets her old classmate Sung-ryong. Once a very bright boy, Sung-ryong had an accident and now he is in late 20s with the mind of a six year old. He is very forgetful, but he has never forgotten his first love Ji-ho. Other half of Sung-ryong’s dumb mind is occupied with his only family – younger sister Jee-in. To take care of her, Sung-ryong sells toasts in front of Jee-in’s school. But Jee-in is embarrassed of her idiotic brother and ignores him. And Sang-soo is Sung-ryong’s old friend who understands Sung-ryong’s innocent mind. But he inevitably falls to the world of gangsters. Ji-ho is still in her slump, Jee-in falls sick and Sang-soo gets involved in a bloody dispute. But all of their agonies are miraculously saved by Sung-ryong in a way nobody has forseen….


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CJ Entertainment (CJ Entertainment)
 Kang Pool (강풀)
 Original work
 Kim Dong-hyun (김동현)
 Production department
 Park Yong-joon (박용준)
 Music department
98 min 35mm Panoramic (1.85)
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Release date in South Korea : 2008/02/28
South Korean Box Office
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As of 2008.04.27 : 974,353 admissions (total)
As of 2008.03.23 : 951,573 admissions (total)
As of 2008.03.16 : 879,969 admissions (total)
As of 2008.03.09 : 708,702 admissions (total)
As of 2008.03.02 : 401,543 admissions (total)

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why Seung-ryong died in this movie..its so really sad but its still best movie for me evenCha Tae-hyeon id died at the end...
2011-08-17 03:02:37
2011-08-06 13:26:46
i'll look for it..
i love this movie~!
2009-08-07 06:58:28
2009-06-25 07:27:31
What a sweet movie! I love Cha Tae Hyeon's acting in this movie. Really impressive. A kind hearted brother and friend, damn sweet! Another reccomended movie: BABO!
very touching,...a must see movie...i cried alot
2009-05-18 01:28:48
2008-10-05 13:14:48
a perfect movie...
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