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Moss (이끼)

이끼 (I-ggi)

Directed by Kang Woo-seok (강우석)

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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.

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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CJ Entertainment (CJ Entertainment)
 Yoon Tae-ho (윤태호)
 Original work
 Son Jeong-woo (손정우)
 Production department
 Jo Yeong-wook (조영욱)
 Ko Im-pyo (고임표)
 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)
163 min 35mm Cinemascope (2.35)
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Airing dates : 2010/07/14
South Korean Box Office
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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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