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Mommy, Dearest (사랑해... 말순씨)

사랑해... 말순씨 (Sa-lang-hae... Mal-soon-ssi)

Directed by Park Heung-sik (박흥식)

Screenplay by , ,

Comedy Drama

92min | Release date in South Korea :

Alternative title : "Bravo, My Life"

1980, the sad yest warm and humorous story of a middle school student who believes that he lost his mother beacuse of 'a chain letter' set in a dramatic and tumultuous era.

Becoming more and more sexually aware, Gwang-ho no longer likes the scent of his mother who wears heavy make-up as she sells cosmetics door-to-door.

On 27th when special newspaper editions announcing the news of the president's death were strewn all over the streets, Gwang-ho started another peaceful morning as usual.

One night, Eun-sook, an assistant nurse who is the complete opposite of everything Gwang-ho's mom is, rents a room at Gwang-ho's house and becomes the object of all of Gwang-ho's attention and affection. Disliking his mother's job intensely, Gwang-ho becomes closer with Eun-Sook and starts denying the very existence of his mother, considering her a burden.

Gwang-ho receives a lucky letter and starts making a list of people to send it to.

" President Lincoln was assassinated because he didn't pass on a lucky letter. Then maybe that's why President PARK got killed too. "

The picture of the president in Gwang-ho's classroom has been replaced again and people around him start leaving one by one. Gwang-ho is wrapped up in guilt since he thinks that the lucky letter he sent out is the cause of the all the bad luck.
It is only when Gwang-ho moves up a grade and faces hope that doesn't seem like hope that he finally remembers the faces of people he misses.


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  • News anchor Sohn Suk-hee falls for Kim Go-eun-I's glamor

    2015/08/06, Source,
    Kim Go-eun-I, Hong-seol in 'Memories of the Sword' appeared on the August 6th show of JTBC 'News Room', had an interview with anchor Sohn Suk-hee. Since she debuted through movie 'A Muse', 2012, she swept various new actress awards and has emerged as a hopeful talent on Chungmu-ro. She later established the exceptional filmography including "Monster", 2012, and "Coin Locker Girl". Her outstanding performances have brought her to the position representing actresses in their 20s,...More
  • Healing Movies
    2006/12/30, Source,
    It happened once again. People tear apart my heart countless times all throughout the year and I also unconsciously hurt others. And they are mostly someone very close to me.

    It is now time to heal these wounds and to prepare for a new year. So, how about wrapping up the year while watching movie,...
  • Korea Wins Six at Asia Pacific Film Fest
    2006/12/04, Source,
    South Korean films won the majority of the awards at the 51st Asia Pacific Film Festival which concluded November 25th in Taipei after a four day run. All-time record holder "The Host" did extremely well, winning three awards: Best Editing f,...More
  • Korea Dominates Asia-Pacific Film Festival
    2006/11/26, Source,
    Korean films have won the most awards at the 51st Asia-Pacific Film Festival in Taiwan.

    Actor Lee Jae-eung won the Best Actor award for his role in "Bravo, My Life" (",...
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Showeast (쇼이스트)
 Jo Seong-woo (조성우)
 Kang Byeong-hwa (강병화)
 Production department
 Park Sang-wook (박상욱)
 Lighting/cinematography department
 Lee Jeon-ho (이전호)
 Poster designer
 Lim Chan-ik (임찬익)
 Assistant director
 Kim Da-young (김다영)
 Editing department
 Kim Il-jong (김일종)
 Assistant director
 Choi Yoon-jin (최윤진)
 Production department
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Release date in South Korea : 2005/11/03
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As of 2005.11.13 : 320,756 admissions (total)
As of 2005.11.06 : 182,961 admissions (total)

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