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Old Partner (워낭소리)

워낭소리 (Won-nang-so-ri)

Directed by Lee Chung-ryoul (이충렬)

Screenplay by

Documentary

78min | Release date in South Korea :

The first South Korean film to compete at the Sundance Film Festivel, this documentary is about an elderly farmer Choi and his cow, which ages with him. Even though the old cow can't help him as before, the cow is still his best helper and best friend. One day, a doctor diagnoses the cow with cancer, and they only have one year left together. All ages are admitted. 78 minutes.

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Old Partner | Cast

  • Choi Won-gyoon (최원균)
    As
    Himself
    (본인)
  • Lee Sam-soon (이삼순)
    As
    Herself
    (본인)
  • Elder Choi's cow (최노인의 소)
    As
    Self
    (본인)
  • Kim Min-ja (김민자)
    As
    Self
    (본인)
  • Choi So-doo (최소두)
    As
    Self
    (본인)
  • Choi Jong-man (최종만)
    As
    Self
    (본인)

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  • [HanCinema's Film Review] "Old Partner"

    2013/11/15,
    It's rare to see many films about rustic country life in South Korea mainly because, by design, nothing really happens there. Men and women old enough to be in a nursing home just continue doing the same back-breaking farm labor day after day without really questioning it because, well, that's what they've always done. What else would they do? It's just an old man, his wife, their ox and their dog, going about the daily grind,...More
  • Korean films to screen at Irish film fest

    2013/02/14, Source,
    JoongAng IlboFive Korean films will be screened at this year's Jameson Dublin International Film Festival. Korea Foundation announced that from Feb. 14 until Feb. 24, a segment titled "Korean Season" will present five movies, including "Pieta" (2012), "Mother-2011", "Old Partner" (2008), "Helpless" (2012) and "The King of Pigs" (2011),...More
  • Korean indie films beckon fans

    2012/03/12, Source,
    A scene from "Pink", a psychosexual drama by award-winning arthouse auteur Jeon Soo-il Local independent cinema has not seen many blockbuster hits like 2009's "Old Partner" lately but smaller films have slowly yet surely been receiving wider exposure. This month sees a particularly strong lineup of low-budget movies in theaters across the country, including international film fest-verified pictures,...More
  • Lee Chang-dong's Poetry set for release in Japan

    2012/01/17, Source,
    Korean auteur director Lee Chang-dong's film "Poetry" is set for release in Japan on Feb. 11, 2012. The Cannes Best Screenplay Award-winning film will be distributed by KinoEye Japan and Siglo, which released the film's Japanese poster and trailer today. The film's Japanese title translates to "Poetry: Agnes' Song". "Poetry" stars veteran actress Yoon Jung-hee (also known as Yoon Jung-hee) as the grandmother of a troubled youth, learning to express herself through poetry. Her performance has won her many accolades including the Los Angeles Film Critics Association's Best Actress Award,...More
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Distribution
Indiestory (인디스토리)
Staff
 Lee Chung-ryoul (이충렬)
 Editor
 Lee Chung-ryoul (이충렬)
 Production department
 So Jae-yeong (소재영)
 Directing department
Technics
78 min HD Panoramic (1.85)
Web site
blog.naver.com/warna...
Festival(s) & award(s)
Sales or release dates & Box Office
Airing dates : 2009/01/15
South Korean Box Office
Source : www.cine21.com & www.kobis.or.kr
As of 2010.01.10 : 2,952,860 admissions (total)
As of 2009.05.17 : 2,936,650 admissions (total)
As of 2009.05.10 : 2,925,665 admissions (total)
As of 2009.04.26 : 2,911,636 admissions (total)
As of 2009.04.19 : 2,899,383 admissions (total)
As of 2009.04.12 : 2,889,438 admissions (total)
As of 2009.04.05 : 2,883,682 admissions (total)
As of 2009.03.29 : 2,863,810 admissions (total)
As of 2009.03.22 : 2,807,400 admissions (total)
As of 2009.03.15 : 2,683,957 admissions (total)
As of 2009.03.08 : 2,427,048 admissions (total)
As of 2009.03.01 : 2,033,498 admissions (total)
As of 2009.02.22 : 1,393,079 admissions (total)
As of 2009.02.15 : 718,947 admissions (total)
As of 2009.02.08 : 307,546 admissions (total)
As of 2009.02.01 : 93,502 admissions (total)
As of 2009.01.25 : 21,324 admissions (total)
As of 2009.01.18 : 7,523 admissions (total)
As of 2009.01.11 : 464 admissions (total)

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