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Enlightenment (할 - 喝)

할 - 喝 (Hal)

Directed by Yoon Yong-jin (윤용진)

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86min | Release date in South Korea :

Orphans Woo-cheon and Michael have lived in the orphanage like brothers. Michael becomes a Catholic priest, and Woo-cheon becomes a Buddhist monk. Woo-cheon goes on a 2-day journey and reaches enlightenment and meets Michael again.

Production Note:
"Hal" is a word that a Buddhist teacher uses to scold a student so that the student can reach enlightenment. It is read as "kal" but pronounced as "hal".


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Enlightenment | Cast

  • Woo Sang-jeon (우상전)
    Woo Sang-jeon

    Monk Cheongsong
  • Jo Yong-joo (조용주)
    Jo Yong-joo

    Monk Woo-cheon
  • Ahn Hong-jin (안홍진)
    Ahn Hong-jin

    Father Michael
    (미카엘 신부)
  • Son Joon-hyeok (손준혁)
    Woo-cheon as a child
    (우천 아역)
  • Han Tae-yang (한태양)
    Michael as a child
    (미카엘 아역)
  • Jeong Mi-gam (정미감)
    Monk Goo-ji

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 Yoon Yong-jin (윤용진)
86 min HD 16/9
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Airing dates : 2010/10/14
South Korean Box Office
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As of 2010.10.31 : 3,438 admissions (total)
As of 2010.10.24 : 2,568 admissions (total)
As of 2010.10.17 : 1,030 admissions (total)

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