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Old Partner (워낭소리)

워낭소리 (Won-nang-so-ri)

Directed by Lee Chung-ryoul (이충렬)

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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.


Old Partner | Cast

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

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  • 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
  • S. Korean Film Festival Begins in Kathmandu

    2011/11/12, Source,
    By Anil Giri, Kathmandu Correspondent South Korean Ambassador to Nepal Kim Il-Doo Kathmandu - The Korean craze amongst the Nepalis, especially the youngsters, is a common scenario these days. Films are one way to express the culture, life, human relations, religion and values of a particular country. One can get an idea about a particular country from a film, which one may not get from reading dozens of books. Korean films are becoming immensely popular across the globe. Previously,filmgoers in Nepal had Hollywood and Bollywood, butthe current movie craze is popularly known as Kollywood,...More

    2010/09/29, Source,
    The 1st KOFFIA Korean Film Festival In Australia is just around the corner. The inaugural KOFFIA presents 8 dynamic and diverse contemporary Korean films alongside free cultural events and guest speaker programs. From 1 - 5 October, Australians will get a taste of cinematic talent from Korea. The best of Korean drama, action, comedy, pop and documentary films will be on show over the long weekend,...More
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Indiestory (인디스토리)
 Lee Chung-ryoul (이충렬)
 Lee Chung-ryoul (이충렬)
 Production department
 So Jae-yeong (소재영)
 Directing department
78 min HD Panoramic (1.85)
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Festival(s) & award(s)
Sales or release dates & Box Office
Airing dates : 2009/01/15
South Korean Box Office
Source : &
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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