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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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  • Pusan's Asian Cinema Fund Selects 25
    2009/08/10, Source,
    The Pusan International Film Festival's organizing committee has announced the selection of 25 projects for its Asian Cinema Fund (ACF) 2009. Under three categories, Script Development, Post-Production, and Asian Network of Documentary(AND), ACF will support 10 Korean and 15 Asian projects.

  • High Profile Korean Films at the New Zealand International Film Festival
    2009/07/24, Source,
    The NZ International Film Festival has always shown a large amount of Korean films. The 5 acclaimed Korean features this year however have already racked up awards and played at festivals around the globe.

    First up and most recently is BONG Joong-ho's,...
  • No-Frills Movies Explore Friendship and Paternal Love
    2009/07/23, Source,
    Yet another trend has been identified in Korean cinema.
    It's the rise of analog films that follow in the footsteps of "Old Partner".
    Honest, everyday characters depict the drama of everyday life, moving the hearts of viewers without the,...
  • Record Box Office Admissions for First Half of 2009
    2009/07/09, Source,
    With doom and gloom abound, much of it generated by the local film industry itself, the first half of 2009 heralded welcome news. KOFIC has announced record box office receipts - a 4.7% increase year on year increase for the first 6 months of 2009. This figure translates into an increase of 72.1 m,...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)
Web site
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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