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Le Grand Chef - Kimchi War (식객: 김치전쟁)

식객: 김치전쟁 (Sik-gaek : Kim-chi-jeon-jaeng)

Directed by Baek Dong-hoon (백동훈)

Screenplay by ,


119min | Release date in South Korea :

Also known as "Le Grand Chef 2: Kimchi Battle"
In the sequel to the 2007 film ``Le Grand Chef,'' based on the celebrated comic series ``Sikgaek,'' cooking genius Seong-chan (Jin Goo) hears the news that world-renowned chef Jang-eun (Kim Jeong-eun) is trying to close his childhood residence/restaurant, Choonyang-gak. To save Choonyang-gak, Seong-chan must compete against Jang-eun to make the best kimchi dish.


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  • [PREVIEW] Movie "Le Grand Chef - Kimchi War"

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    Actors Jin Goo (left) and Kim Jeong-eun in "Le Grand Chef - Kimchi War" [IROOM Pictures] "Le Grand Chef - Kimchi War" - An appetizer for people with no appetite At an official banquet in Japan, the Japanese prime minister brings out kimchi and bulgoggi for the Korean president who has not had Korean food in a long time. As soon as the Korean president compliments that the food was unlike anything he had tasted in Korea, the Japanese prime minister catches him off guard, saying "This is Japanese kimuchi and yakiniku. I am glad you liked it". The on-screen president -- like his real-life counterpart -- is a man of tremendous drive and launches a kimchi competition to globalize the Korean dish. At this point, one can predict that "Le Grand Chef - Kimchi War" will lead the story through food competitions just as in the previous film "Le Grand Chef". The genius cook Jang-eun (played by Kim Jeong-eun), who made kimuchi and yakiniku at the Japanese Prime Minister's residence, takes part in the competition out of pride. And another genius cook Sung-chan (played by Jin Goo), who grew up with Jang-eun at the famous Korean restaurant Choonyang-gak, participates in the kimchi competition to prevent Choonyang-gak from closing down and being sold off.,...More
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 Heo Yeong-man (허영만)
 Original work
 Hwang Seong-goo (황성구)
 Hong Seong-beom (홍성범)
 Production department
 Han Kook-jin (한국진)
 Production department
 Park Kok-ji (박곡지)
 Kim Min-su (김민수)
 Martial arts
 Kim Su-jin-I (김수진)
 Food director
 Lee Seung-joon-I (이승준)
 Production department
 Moon Hee-yoong (문희융)
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119 min 35mm Cinemascope (2.35)
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Airing dates : 2010/01/28
South Korean Box Office
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As of 2010.03.21 : 464,344 admissions (total)
As of 2010.03.14 : 458,587 admissions (total)
As of 2010.03.07 : 454,172 admissions (total)
As of 2010.02.28 : 448,709 admissions (total)
As of 2010.02.21 : 445,579 admissions (total)
As of 2010.02.14 : 434,112 admissions (total)
As of 2010.02.07 : 396,941 admissions (total)
As of 2010.01.31 : 5,883,519 admissions (total)
As of 2010.01.24 : 4,377 admissions (total)

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nice sequel movie. recommended. though i prefer Le Grand Chef 1.
2010-06-04 10:47:00
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