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Blue Swallow (청연)

청연 (Cheong-yeon)

Directed by Yoon Jong-chan (윤종찬)

Screenplay by ,


133min | Release date in South Korea :

Dreaming of flying ever since she was a child, Park Kyoung-won goes to Japan to fulfil her dream. While she is breaking every record as a great pilot, Kyoung-won meets her love, Ji-hyuk, a Korean serving in the Japanese army. Kyoung-won has to compete against Gibe Masako, a famous Japanese female pilot. But the rivalry between them grows into friendship, turning Gibe into her biggest supporter. When she is put into the jail on suspicion of taking part in Resistance activities, Ji-hyuk confesses that he is guilty only to save her. In despair, Kyoung-won leaves for her country with Ji-hyuk’s ashes in her plane, Blue Swallow.

International Film Festivals
2006 Louis Vuitton Hawaii International Film Festival , Eastern Showcase
2006 Tokyo International Film Festival , Winds of Asia: New Panorama
2007 International Fajr Film Festival , Competition of Asian Cinema , Best Screenplay


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  • Word of Mouth Triumphs over Blockbuster Hype
    2006/02/09, Source,
    By Nigel D'Sa
    Editor / Staff Writer
    "The King and the Clown"

    January saw local Korean films enjoying one of their best months in history, taking in box office receipts of over 78 percent despite the presence of US heavywe,...
  • Big-Budget Korean Movies Flop
    2006/02/01, Source,
    Big Budget Korean Movies Flopping as Local Audiences Seek Unique Storylines
    The Korean film industry saw the largest number of big-budget movies last year.
    Unfortunately, their box office tallies didn't match up to those huge budgets.
    Son Hee-kyung examines what they did wrong, and what Korean mo,...
  • These kings of the cinema aren't clowning around
    2006/01/22, Source,
    It may not have been big-budget, but the movie "The King and the Clown" (Wang-ui Namja) is in the running to top the Korean box office for at least the first half of 2006. Its numbers at least make it look triumphant: as of Jan. 16, more than 5 million people had gone to see the movie less than 20 d,...More
  • "The King and the Clown", Unexpected Blockbuster
    2006/01/18, Source,
    We turn your attention to the Korean movie industry, where a local production is topping the box office charts, week after week.
    The movie, "The King and the Clown", is an unexpected winner, beating out big budget Hollywood fi,...
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Music Video Lee Seung-chul - Western Sky

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Korea Pictures (Korea Pictures)
 Ji Choon-hee (지춘희)
 Costume Design
 Kim Aaron (김아론)
 Assistant director
 Kim Hyeong-joo (김형주)
 Lee Seung-chul (이승철)
 Music department
 Kwon Sang-joon (권상준)
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133 min 35mm Cinemascope (2.35)
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Airing dates : 2005/12/29
South Korean Box Office
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As of 2006.01.15 : 482,962 admissions (total)
As of 2006.01.08 : 442,968 admissions (total)
As of 2006.01.01 : 300,773 admissions (total)

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