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Bandhobi (반두비)

반두비 (Ban-doo-bi)

Directed by Sin Dong-il (신동일)

Screenplay by ,


107min | Release date in South Korea :

Min-suh, a 17-year old rebellious high school Korean girl, lives in a small apartment with her mother and her motherís penniless lover. She hates motherís lover and doesnít understand both of them. Karim, a 29-year old Muslim migrant worker from Bangladesh has to leave Korea in a month. Before departing, he is desperately searching for his ex-boss to get his unpaid salary. One day, as Min-suhís summer vacation begins, he encounters Min-suh in a bus, and together they set out on an emotional journey.
Bandhobi is Bengali, meaning of ĎFriendí in English.PRODUCTION

KOFIC Support Program
2008 KOFIC Support Support for Independent Films

International Film Festival
2009 Jeonju International Film Festival, Korean Cinema Competition


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  • No-Frills Movies Explore Friendship and Paternal Love
    2009/07/23, Source,
    Yet another trend has been identified in Korean cinema.
    It's the rise of analog films that follow in the footsteps of "Old Partner".
    Honest, everyday characters depict the drama of everyday life, moving the hearts of viewers without the,...
  • Migrant Workers Fest to Promote Multiculturalism
    2009/07/15, Source,
    By Lee Hyo-won
    Staff Reporter

    "Jjambbong" is one of the most widely consumed local dishes, but it is neither Korean nor Chinese. The seafood noodle soup literally means "mixture".

    The Migrant Worker Film Festival (MWFF) celebrates the jjambbong spirit in the cultural context. "It's about cult,...
  • [ChanMi's star news] "Bandhobi"s female star, Baek Jin-hee

    2009/07/09, Source,
    Independent film, "Bandhobi" helped rise of a new star, Baek Jin-hee. She is a 18 year old high school student who shares love boldly with a 29 year old laborer from Bangladesh. It was her first film and was able to give a very natural act. This film helps think about the Korean Society through the life of a high school student pressured by her mother to go to a good college while worrying about her mother's remarriage and the life of a foreign,...More
  • Korea's Film Focuses on Migrant Issues

    2009/06/26, Source,
    Despite the fact that many migrant diasporas remain largely on the fringes of Korean society, it doesn't prevent them from make their own cinematic footprints. †",...More
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 Produced by
 Kim Il-kwon-I (김일권)
Indiestory (인디스토리)
 Moon In-dae (문인대)
 Lee Eun-jeong-I (이은정)
 Assistant director
 Park Jong-chul (박종철)
 Kim Jho Kwang-soo (김조광수)
 Production department
 Moon In-dae (문인대)
107 min 35mm Panoramic (1.85)
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Airing dates : 2009/06/25
South Korean Box Office
Source : &
As of 2009.07.12 : 7,019 admissions (total)
As of 2009.07.05 : 5,554 admissions (total)
As of 2009.06.28 : 2,467 admissions (total)

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