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Le Grand Chef (식객)

식객 (Sik-gaek)

Directed by Jeon Yoon-soo (전윤수)

Screenplay by ,


113min | Release date in South Korea :


At a press conference, a cooking knife of a special spirit is being presented to the public. The knife belongs to the last Korean royal chef of the Chosun Dynasty who cut his arms with this knife to show his loyalty to the king and the country. The Japanese bureaucrat at the time was deeply moved by his conviction and returned to Japan with this knife. Now, his son has come to Korea to return the precious knife back to someone who really deserves to own it and announces a cooking contest to find the best cook for this knife. Thus the destined match between the grandsons of the two apprentices of the royal chef has begun…


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  • Comic draws on med texts for series

    2013/08/31, Source,
    The late physician Heo Jun, left, and comic writer Heo Yeong-man over a Go game table board, in a comic drawn by Heo Yeong-man, right. [JoongAng Ilbo] In this age of medical miracles, there are pieces of ancient books that are still regarded as reference works. Although the great physician Heo Jun (1539-1615) worked for royal families in the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) for most of his life, the sympathetic physician compiled "Dongui Bogam", a series of comprehensive books for the general public, which was prone to illnesses. The books feature accessible herbal medicines, folk remedies and guidelines for living a healthy life,...More
  • S.Korean Film Festival to Kick off in U.S.

    2012/06/02, Source,
    South Korean films will be on U.S. theater screens during a week-long film festival that will take place from September 30th. The South Korean Consulate General in Atlanta told a news conference on Friday that a South Korean film festival will be held in four cities in Atlanta. The films to be featured include "My Way", "Unbowed", and "Le Grand Chef",...More
  • Korea's Most Beloved 100 Comics

    2012/04/28, Source,
    Renowned Korean comic artist Lee Hyeon-se's 1980s graphic novel of coming of age for a group of boys .. "The High School Baseball Team", was selected as the most popular manhwa,.. or Korean comic. Heo Yeong-man's famous food comic series"Le Grand Chef", or "sikgaek" in Korean, took the second place, and Park So-hee's romantic graphic novel "Princess Hours", was third,...More
  • Korea's most anticipated films of 2012

    2012/02/10, Source,
    With the start of the new year, the Korean film industry looks to its brightest prospects. Kang Byeong-jin profiles eight highly anticipated films of 2012. "The Fortune Tellers"  In production. Directed by Sin Jeong-won. Starring Kim Soo-ro, Lee Je-hoon, Kang Ye-won. Produced by Dasepo Club, Saram Entertainment. Distributed by N.E.W.Release planned for the first half of 2012.   Korean fortune-tellers not only tell the future, but they also chase away ghosts. The background of "The Fortune Tellers" is Uljinri where a decades-old evil spirit rules. When mysterious accidents and events keep happening without avail, fortune-tellers from all over the country gather to hold a shaman ritual,...More
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 Produced by
 Kim Dong-joo (김동주)
Showeast (쇼이스트)
CJ Entertainment (CJ Entertainment)
 Heo Yeong-man (허영만)
 Original work
 Park Kok-ji (박곡지)
 Kim Su-jin-I (김수진)
 Food director
 Hong Seong-beom (홍성범)
 Production department
 Choi Hyeon-mook (최현묵)
 Production department
 Kim Joon (김준)
 Art direction department
113 min 35mm Panoramic (1.85)
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Release date in South Korea : 2007/11/01
South Korean Box Office
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As of 2010.01.31 : 2,991,879 admissions (total)
As of 2007.12.16 : 2,969,549 admissions (total)
As of 2007.12.09 : 2,866,683 admissions (total)
As of 2007.12.02 : 2,699,714 admissions (total)
As of 2007.11.25 : 2,402,987 admissions (total)
As of 2007.11.18 : 1,941,569 admissions (total)
As of 2007.11.11 : 1,304,794 admissions (total)
As of 2007.11.04 : 545,777 admissions (total)

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like and now still watching the drama version. :-)
2009-03-29 17:19:08
2008-05-25 09:53:17
Does anyone here got the Limited Dvd edition of this film?
Nice movie. Now am waiting for the drama version of Grand Chef :)
2008-02-18 19:24:41
2007-12-10 07:32:25
hi.I just saw one Music Video from this drama that song by Lee Ha_na.It was very nice.Congratulations.
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