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My Beautiful Girl, Mari (마리 이야기)

마리 이야기 (Ma-ri I-ya-gi)

Directed by Lee Seong-gang (이성강)

Screenplay by ,


86min | Release date in South Korea :

A secluded seaside village. Namoo is a twelve-year-old boy who has lost his father and lives with his mom and grandma. His only friends are Junho, who is the same age as he is, and Yeo, his cat. One day in the stationary store in front of his school, Namoo discovers a mysterious shining marble. He thinks about it all night, and the next day he runs to the store to buy it, but is disappointed to find that it is gone. Namoo and Yeo are playing near the old lighthouse when Yeo runs inside. Namoo follows the cat in and is wandering around when he discovers the mysterious marble on a shelf.... is an animated feature film by image-maker and director LEE Seong-gang, who attracted the international animation industry's interest with , recognized also at the Annecy International Animation Festival, of reknown fame. This work will show that LEE Seong-gang now establishes himself as an animation artist capable of representing Korea.


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    2011/01/19, Source,
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  • Yoon Sang says cast Sung Si-kyung right away for "Play With Us" (1)

    2010/07/29, Source,
    Korean singer Yoon Sang (front) and guitarist Lee Byeong-woo performing at a showcase for their upcoming concert "Play With Us" held at CJ E&M Center in Seoul, South Korea on July 26, 2010. [photographed by Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia] Yoon Sang says "I cast Sung Si-kyung right away when he contacted me about a song" For those who are tired of all the summer festivals pouring forth, the concert "Play With Us" will be held at the grand theater of Sejong Center for the Performing Arts on August 5 and 6. The people who will provide a musical break right in the middle of summertime are Kim Kwang-min-I, Lee Byeong-woo and Yoon Sang. Under the blazing summer sun, the combination of these three musicians may feel stuffy to some people as they appear better suited for the fall season. However, the union of three musicians who say they "give each other consolation through music" rather presents us with a fresh feeling of refreshment,...More
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 Lee Byeong-woo (이병우)
 Cha Seung-jae (차승재)
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86 min 35mm Panoramic (1.85)
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Release date in South Korea : 2002/01/11
 Korea, South - 2002/1/11

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