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Beautiful (아름답다)

아름답다 (A-leum-dab-da)

Directed by Juhn Jai-hong (전재홍)

Screenplay by


88min | Release date in South Korea :


A miserable girl because of her irresistible beauty.. Is her beauty the Blessing? Or the Curse? There is a girl, Eun-young, who is not happy for her breathtaking beauty. She gets lonely and exhausted from the stares from men and jealousies from women. One day, she gets raped by one of her stalkers, Sung-min and hears the terrible words from him. “I did it just because you are so beautiful.” She believes that she was raped because of her cruel beauty and starts to kill her beautiful looks. And there is one guy who runs after her…

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2008 Berlin International Film Festival , Panorama


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  • [HanCinema's Hall of Fame Review] "Secretly and Greatly": Dreamy agents and their rude awakening

    In the Spotlight this Week: "Secretly and Greatly" by Jang Cheol-soo In 2010 Jang Cheol-soo burst onto the scene with the gorgeously grotesque thriller "Bedevilled". It was a horrific event that stunned all those who dared indulge, and tagged Jang as one crafty talent to keep an eye on, reportedly "the best find of 2010". Since his bloody debut, however, Jang has deprived the public of a subsequent session and we have had to eagerly wait for his next cinematic outing. That wait was over when in June, 2013 "Secretly and Greatly" hit the circuit: a complex action drama that broke the all-time single day ticket haul for a Korean film with 919,036 stubs sold. Fans flooded the theatres to catch Jang's second outing, and the film eventually climbed its way to 6.9 million admissions to became the 5th highest grossing Korean movie of the year. "Secretly and Greatly" follows three young North Korean sleeper cell agents embedded within a warm village community. Ryoo-hwan, Hae-rang, and the youngster Hae-jin, all went through intense training back home and represent the North's most promising secret servants,...More
  • Kim Ah-joong turns sexy

    2013/11/24, Source,
    Kim Ah-joong turned into a provocative, sexy star. On the December issue of the beauty magazine "Beautiful", Kim Ah-joong showed off her sexiness in the concept of Christmas,...More
  • Added new stills for the upcoming co-production American and Korean movie "The Reef 2: High Tide"

    2013/01/03, Source,
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    Added episode 14 for the Korean drama 'To The Beautiful You' Watch on DramaFever,...More
  • 2PM ranks No.2 on Oricon chart

    2012/06/08, Source,
      The members of Korean boy band 2PM pose at a press conference held in Budokan of Tokyo on May 30. Their fourth single "Beautiful" ranked second on Oricon daily chart. Korean boy band 2PM's fourth single "Beautiful", released on Wednesday, placed second on Japan's Oricon daily chart with over 70,000 copies sold,...More
  • [Portrait] Yi Mun-yol: stranger than fiction

    2011/11/12, Source,
    Novelist Yi Mun-yol looks out the window of his private writing quarters in Icheon, Gyeonggi Province, during an interview with The Korea Times on Sept. 17. /Photography by Jesse Chun for The KoreaTimes This is the fifth in a series of interviews with international pioneers among Korean artists that marks the 61st anniversary of The Korea Times, which fell on Nov. 1, and is sponsored by the Korea Press Foundation. - ED. By Lee Hyo-won ICHEON, Gyeonggi Province - Yi Mun-yol had double-booked the interview. What would have been a panicky moment for most, the novelist waltzed through with ease - though not without a bit of sweat. The air was dank from untimely autumn showers and Yi perspired profusely as he danced back and forth between the session with The Korea Times and a meeting with fans,...More
  • Weekly star scene
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    It's time for "Weekly Star Scene", our selection of the top 5 stories of the week from show business.

    :We have our one and only sunshine Dami here in the studio with us today. Hello Dami! What do you have for us today[Reporter : ] :The stars of our first story is none other than,...
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    2011/07/06, Source,
    Lineup includes local and Asian premieres, adult-themed films By Lee Hyo-won Forget the preconception that a film festival for children only features fuzzy family movies and animations. The Seoul International Youth Film Festival (SIYFF) aims to demonstrate its educational initiative by showcasing a lineup of carefully selected works that includes local premieres and R-rated movies,...More
  • 'Poongsan': a director's mission impossible

    2011/06/27, Source,
    By Lee Hyo-won "Poongsan", directed by emerging cineaste Juhn Jai-hong and produced by film maverick Kim Ki-duk, came in at box office No. 3 on its opening weekend, drawing over 280,000 viewers since last Thursday. Impressive production values provide cashable entertainment, but it's difficult to imagine how the inter-Korean action film was actually made: 25 takes in just 30 days for scenes featuring wire action sequences and water stunts, CGI aplenty and music by top Hollywood talent - all on a budget of 200 million won ($185,580),...More
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  • Kim Ki-duk-produced film to open in June

    2011/05/26, Source,
    By Lee Hyo-won "Poongsan", a cross-border drama produced by award-winning director Kim Ki-duk, is set to open in local theaters on June 23, the film's distributer announced Monday. The movie has been the subject of much curiosity, particularly since Kim had mentioned it in his controversial self-portrait, "ARIRANG - Movie". The latter film recently won a coveted prize at the Cannes Film Festival,...More
  • K-Pop Idols Participate in Fashion Show in Japan

    2011/02/25, Source,
    Idol group members were invited to the biggest wedding fashion show in Japan and presented live performances. Korean idol group members and a Japanese star designer created a splendid performance. Members of Supernova, Beast, and 4 Minute participated in the biggest fashion show stage entitled "YUMI KATSURA PARIS 2011 GRAND COLLECTION IN TOKYO" held twice at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo on February 23 and appeared both as models wearing costumes designed by the world renowned wedding fashion designer, Yumi Katsura, and as singers,...More
  • Actors Hyeon, Kim top list of ideal Valentine's dates

    2011/02/14, Source,
    Single Korean women and men chose actors Hyeon Bin, left, and Kim Tae-hee, respectively, as ideal dates for Valentine's Day. / Korea Times file By Lee Hyo-won Single Korean women and men chose actors Hyeon Bin and Kim Tae-hee, respectively, as ideal dates for Valentine's Day,...More
  • BEAST releases 2nd track from new duo unit album

    2010/12/22, Source,
    Pictures of BEAST members Jun-hyung and Yo-seop for "Thanks to" [Cube Entertainment] Korean boy band BEAST, set to pursue their singing activities as three separate duo units, have released the second track from their new album today. Cube Entertainment announced in a press release on Wednesday that Jun-hyung and Yo-seop's hip-hop track "Thanks to" from their upcoming album "My Story" will be revealed along with a video preview, in the format of a drama, on their official fan webpage and YouTube channel,...More
  • 1st track from BEAST duo unit album revealed

    2010/12/21, Source,
    Picture of BEAST members Yoon Doo-joon and Dongwoon for "When the Door Closes" [Cube Entertainment] Boy band BEAST, set to pursue their singing activities as three separate duo units, will reveal the first track from their new album today. An official from their agency Cube Entertainment told 10Asia over the phone, "The first track from their upcoming album 'My Story' is the ballad whose translated title is 'When the Door Closes' from Yoon Doo-joon and Dong-woon. The other songs from other units Hyun-seung and Gi-kwang and Yo-seop and Jun-hyung will be unveiled later this week",...More
  • [ASIAE EXCLUSIVE] K-pop idols' Wants & Hopes for 2011: BEAST

    2010/12/10, Source,
    BEAST [Cube Entertainment] They may have been newcomers to the music scene but the year 2010 has been a busy one for Yoon Doo-joon, Hyun-seung, Jun-hyung, Yo-seop, Dong-woon and Gi-kwang, the six members of boy band BEAST,...More
  • Girls' Generation and BEAST top TV music programs

    2010/12/05, Source,
    Korean boy band BEAST [Cube Entertainment] Korean idols Girls' Generation and BEAST scored wins on televised music programs over the weekend, placing on the No. 1 spot with their latest songs. On KBS' Friday music show "Music Bank", the nine-member girl group was crowned winners for the fifth consecutive week with their title track "Hoot" while on SBS' Sunday program "Inkigayo", BEAST won their first Mutizen Award with " Beautiful ",...More
  • Lee Na-young turns man on the set of "High Kick Through The Roof"

    2010/01/19, Source,
    Actress Lee Na-young on the set of "High Kick Through The Roof" [Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia] "Ahhh- haaandsome-" Director Kim Yeong-gi, who had been keeping a chic silence all along, blurts out in near-exclamation. The "Beautiful" actress Lee Na-young was described as "handsome" in her portrayal of Lee Na-bong during her cameo appearance in MBC sitcom "High Kick Through The Roof". But this fatally attractive handsome character also managed to melt the heart of 'ice prince' Lee Ji-hoon (played by Choi Daniel). It was truly incredible to watch Choi Daniel, who had always portrayed the image of a chic city guy, return to his actual age and behave as charming as a younger brother.,...More
  • Korean Movie Nights in New York
    2009/12/24, Source,
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  • Men, Be Beautiful for Spring, Summer
    2009/02/12, Source,
    By Lee Hyo-won
    Staff Reporter

    Back in 18th century Europe, Louis XV made it vogue for men to powder their nose and rouge their lips. The Beatles in the 1960s broke women's hearts with their wispy long hair and thin, boyish frames.

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    2008/09/17, Source,
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    By Lee Hyo-won
    Staff Reporter

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    2008/08/13, Source,
    Director JANG Hun, a new protégé of maverick auteur Kim Ki-duk, will see his feature debut,...More
  • "Beautiful" wins top prize at Fukuoka

    2008/07/17, Source,
    "Beautiful", the feature debut by director Juhn Jai-hong, has won the Grand Prix a,...More
  • "Fate", When Pretty Boys Go Bad

    2008/03/20, Source,
    By Lee Hyo-won
    Staff Reporter

    In the star-studded gangster film "Fate", friends become foes and "pretty" actors get rough. Actor-turned-dire,...
  • "Beautiful" Shows Ugly Side of Beauty

    2008/02/14, Source,
    By Lee Hyo-won
    Staff Reporter

    While aesthetic standards vary over time, the desire for beauty and the power of its allure remain unchanged. Countless tales and myths across cultures speak about i,...
  • Arthouse films warm cold season
    2008/02/13, Source,
    Except for the Lunar New Year holidays, February and March are regarded as a slow season for movie theaters. No wonder top production houses are reluctant to release their major films with greater box-office potential.

    But the lull in the competition for ticket sales does not mean an absence of h,...
  • "Beautiful" Opens on Valentines Day

    2008/02/12, Source,
    Currently screening in the Panorma section of the Berlin International Film Festival, Jeon Jae-hong's dark feature debut, "Beautiful", will op,...More
  • Singer-Turned-Director's 'Fearless' Endeavor

    By Lee Hyo-won
    Staff Reporter

    The nickname "Little Kim Ki-duk" after one of Korea's most celebrated filmmakers tails director,...
  • Hong Sang-soo's Film Vies for Berlin Award

    2008/02/11, Source,
    By Lee Hyo-won
    Staff Reporter

    While Korea celebrated Seollal on Feb. 7, on the far side of the globe, Germany greeted cineaste and cinephiles from all over the world for the 58th edition of the B,...
  • A "Beautiful" But Miserable Woman

    2008/02/06, Source,
    The life of a beautiful woman is miserable. Though Eun-yeong feels flattered when people ask for her autograph and men court her and barrage her with gifts, she is not happy at all.

    Men bother her,...
  • [MOVIE REVIEW] 'Beautiful' examines idea of beauty a la Kim Ki-duk mode

    2008/02/04, Source,
    Combine sex, obsession and extreme circumstances, and you'll have a perfect formula for a movie created and crafted by the award-winning filmmaker,...More
  • KIM Ki-duk's "Dream" to go to European Film Market

    2008/01/30, Source,
    Korea's Showbox, a film investment, distribution and sales company has picked up international sales rights to Kim Ki-duk's 15th feature film More
  • Four Korean films to screen at Berlin Film Fest
    2008/01/29, Source,
    Acclaimed director Hong Sang-soo will return to the Berlin International Film Festival with his eighth film "Night and Day", which screens in the festival's competition section.,...More
  • Hong Sang-soo's Film to Compete in Berlinale

    2008/01/21, Source,
    By Kwon Mee-yoo
    Staff Reporter

    "Night and Day", the latest work of movie director,...
  • Cha Soo-yeon, cast in new movie by Kim Ki-duk Film

    2007/10/18, Source,
    Actress Cha Soo-yeon has been cast as them main lead in "Beautiful", a new film pro,...More

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 Produced by
 David Cho (조성규)
 Kim Ki-duk (김기덕)
 Juhn Jai-hong (전재홍)
 Kim Ki-duk (김기덕)
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 Park Hong-soo (박홍수)
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88 min 35mm Panoramic (1.85)
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Release date in South Korea : 2008/02/14

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great movie!! to bad the dvd is out of print
2009-08-22 19:34:11
2008-08-04 14:46:57
love it
excellent movie!
2008-07-31 15:03:26
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