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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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  • Summer Action Flicks Are Coming
    2009/06/30, Source,
    By Lee Hyo-won
    Staff Reporter

    Every summer, big budget Hollywood movies flow in, and many worry about the potential threat to homegrown films. Recent trends, however, suggest that competition is healthy.

    "The fact that such a comparison (between national and international franchises) is even,...
  • Korean documentary 'Old Partner' receives award overseas

    2009/06/22, Source,
    A cow usually lives for about 15 years on average. Here's a moving tale about a cow that lived for nearly 40 years.

    The Korean feature-length documentary film,...
  • Korean Films Earn Intl. Critical Acclaim
    2009/06/18, Source,
    The 2009 Cannes Film Festival closed its curtains on May 24th.
    A total of 10 Korean films were invited to screen at Cannes.
    Director Bong Joon-ho's "Mother - 2009" was invited t,...
  • Film festival tackles green, climate issues
    2009/05/22, Source,
    Focus is on ways to prevent more harm to the environment

    Over the next few days a film festival in Seoul will turn the spotlight on green issues and climate change, a timely event as the government makes its regular pronouncements on green growth and while leaders from around the world are gather,...
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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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