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Old Partner (워낭소리)

워낭소리 (Won-nang-so-ri)

Directed by Lee Chung-ryoul (이충렬)

Screenplay by


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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    "My Love, Don't Cross That River", a film about a senile married couple, is gaining traction among Korean moviegoers. The title is from an ancient Korean song called "Gongmudohaga". Provided by Daemyung Culture Factory Few in Korea's movie industry thought that a documentary about the love between an elderly married couple would be a game changer in the country's movie scene this winter,...More
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    2014/09/29, Source,
    For two weeks in a row, "The Maze Runner", a 20th Century Fox release about a group of young adults trapped in a mysterious labyrinth, has topped the country's box office, according to the Korean Film Council yesterday. In the last weekend of September, the action-mystery flick garnered 572,055 moviegoers, earning 12.4 billion won ($12.2 million) so far,...More
  • [HanCinema's Film Review] "Old Partner"

    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
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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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