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Crossing (크로싱)

크로싱 (Keu-ro-sing)

Directed by Kim Tae-gyoon (김태균)

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107min | Release date in South Korea :


Yong-soo lives in a small coal-mine village in North Korea with his wife and young son. Although living in extreme poverty, the family is happy just to be with each other. Then one day, Yong-soo’s pregnant wife becomes critically ill. Let alone medicine, Yong-soo can’t even find food for her in North Korea. So he secretly crosses the borders of China hoping to find the medicine for his wife. After many life threatening moments in China, Yong-soo is forced into South Korea, becoming an unwanted refugee prohibited to return to his family. Meanwhile, his wife passes away leaving their young son alone in desperation. With no one to turn to, his young son sets out to find his father not knowing where or how to find him.


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 Jeong Seung-goo (정승구)
 Production department
 Ko Im-pyo (고임표)
 Kim Jeong-hwan-I (김정환)
 Production department
 So Joon-moon (소준문)
 Making of
 Lee Jeon-ho (이전호)
 Poster designer
107 min 35mm Cinemascope (2.35)
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Airing dates : 2008/06/26
South Korean Box Office
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As of 2008.12.21 : 891,792 admissions (total)
As of 2008.08.17 : - admissions (total)
As of 2008.08.10 : 881,960 admissions (total)
As of 2008.08.03 : 879,930 admissions (total)
As of 2008.07.27 : 872,162 admissions (total)
As of 2008.07.20 : 866,231 admissions (total)
As of 2008.07.13 : 788,352 admissions (total)
As of 2008.07.06 : 582,803 admissions (total)
As of 2008.06.29 : 325,437 admissions (total)
As of 2008.06.22 : 23,370 admissions (total)

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i can't wait to see this movie -- Cha In Pyo is a great actor & almost certain this was a hit in Korea & abroad!
2008-07-16 15:38:11
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