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Moss (이끼)

이끼 (I-ggi)

Directed by Kang Woo-seok (강우석)

Screenplay by

Thriller

163min | Release date in South Korea :

Movie remade from a popular internet cartoon. The story of the few people who live in a village, and a man who comes to the village for his father's funeral. He tries to figure out the mystery of his father's death, but the villagers watch his every move.

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RYU Mok-hyeong, a member of a small prayer house located in a remote mountain village, is well-respected for his leadership and gift of speech. In order to build a new prayer house Mok- hyeong leaves the mountains to build a new village with the help of his friend, Yong-duk. Many years pass and Mok-hyeong is discovered dead after sharing a bottle of rice wine with Yong-duk. Mok-hyeong’s good for nothing son, RYU Hae-guk, arrives from Seoul to attend his father’s funeral. Hae-guk soon realizes that the villagers are trying to hide something from him leading him to seek the help of PARK Min-uk, the public prosecutor responsible for his demotion to a local branch during his more reckless past. Hae-guk plans to conduct his father’s autopsy himself, but arrives at his father’s grave only to find his corpse missing. Hae-guk suspects that Yong-duk is responsible.

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    2014/07/19,
    In the spotlight this week: Kang Woo-seok's "Moss"... Based on the popular webcomic by Yoon Tae-ho, Kang Woo-seok's "Moss" is an epic rural thriller dedicated to mystery, corruption and cover-ups. This character-driven gem came out back in 2010 where over 3.3M filmgoers supported Kang's eerie adaptation. It's an compelling piece that's well-paced, rich, and clutches onto its secrets all the way to the film's final frame,...More
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    A selection of shots from Kang Woo-seok's "Moss"... Kang Woo-seok's 2010 film "Moss" is a captivating thriller about a son's quest to uncover the truth behind his estranged father's death. The film takes place in a remote rural village; a quiet and rustic site led by a sinister chief/feudal lord and his three sinful cohorts. The film is pleasing character-driven, eerily atmospheric, and well-paced (this last point being particularly important in order to usher viewers willingly through its epic 163 minutes of mystery). Despite the cute-sounding Korean title ("Iggi"), Kang's film is menacing and intense, and after this rural rush you'll be wanting to add this quality Korean adaptation to the likes of "Snowpiercer" and "Old Boy". Enjoy! [Spoilers],...More
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Production
Cinema Service (시네마서비스)
Distribution
CJ Entertainment (CJ Entertainment)
Staff
 Yoon Tae-ho (윤태호)
 Original work
 Son Jeong-woo (손정우)
 Production department
 Jo Yeong-wook (조영욱)
 Musician
 Ko Im-pyo (고임표)
 Editor
 Yoo Sang-seob (유상섭)
 Martial arts team
 Kwon Kwi-deok (권귀덕)
 Martial arts team
 Baek Dong-hyeon (백동현)
 Martial arts team
 Lee Jeong-hwa (이정화)
 Props
Technics
163 min 35mm Cinemascope (2.35)
Web site
www.moss0715.co.kr...
Festival(s) & award(s)
Sales or release dates & Box Office
Airing dates : 2010/07/14
South Korean Box Office
Source : www.cine21.com & www.kobis.or.kr
As of 2010.09.05 : 3,375,213 admissions (total)
As of 2010.08.29 : 3,374,984 admissions (total)
As of 2010.08.22 : 3,374,522 admissions (total)
As of 2010.08.15 : 3,358,694 admissions (total)
As of 2010.08.08 : 3,258,389 admissions (total)
As of 2010.08.01 : 2,879,268 admissions (total)
As of 2010.07.25 : 2,221,860 admissions (total)
As of 2010.07.18 : 1,150,048 admissions (total)
As of 2010.07.11 : 3,751 admissions (total)

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