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Penny Pinchers (티끌모아 로맨스)

티끌모아 로맨스 (Ti-kkeul-mo-a Ro-maen-seu)

Directed by Kim Jeong-hwan-III (김정환)

Screenplay by

Melodrama Romance

114min | Release date in South Korea :

Previously known as "Many a Little Romance" and "Although I Was Born" (태어나긴 했지만, Tae-eo-na-gin Haett-ji-man)
Ji-woong is a loser who canít find a job, lies to his mom for money, but his mom abruptly cuts him off one day, and he becomes homeless. But that same day, salvation arrives in the form of Hong-sil whoís extremely stingy. Her hobby is visiting the bank to make savings deposits, and her specialty is selling empty glass bottles and old newspapers for cash. One day, her savings plans are brought to a screeching halt when she learns she needs a separate bank account under someone elseís name to reach her goal of 20 million dollars. Thatís when Ji-woong comes into the picture.


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    Song Joong-ki is one of the rawest talents to ever grace the small and big screens of South Korea. Every emotion he portrays on screen is rooted in his gut: strong, visceral, real. His good looks may have won him entrance onto the competitive K-drama and K-film playing field, but his skills have kept him on top. What makes Song stand out as an actor is his keen intelligence and his deep understanding of his roles,...More
  • Han Ye-seul coming back

    2013/10/02, Source,
    Actress Han Ye-seul said she plans to return to the entertainment scene early next year. She has not acted for nearly two years since appearing in the movie "Penny Pinchers" with actor Song Joong-ki in 2011. Han made the admission at a press conference to promote the fashion brand Bedni, where she has worked as creative director,...More
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Indiestory (인디스토리)
 Lee Byung-hoon (이병훈)
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Airing dates : 2011/11/10
South Korean Box Office
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As of 2011.12.25 : 424,474 admissions (total)
As of 2011.11.27 : 411,101 admissions (total)
As of 2011.11.20 : 349,550 admissions (total)
As of 2011.11.13 : 202,286 admissions (total)
As of 2011.11.06 : 12,045 admissions (total)

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