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Papa - Movie (파파)

파파 (Pa-pa)

Directed by Han Ji-seung (한지승)

Screenplay by


118min | Release date in South Korea :

The storyline is about a manager who pushes a young female talent to enter a reality TV show contest in the U.S. Some background information involves the manager having to get married to attain a legal visa and ends up having to raise six children when his wife dies.


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  • Now playing, films on multiculturalism

    2012/07/09, Source,
    "PaPa" (left) and "Punch" (right) were featured at this year's Multicultural Film Festival (photos: Newswire). As of 2011, over 1.4 million non-Koreans have come to call Korea their home. On June 27, the fourth annual Multicultural Film Festival, organized since 2009 to spotlight the themes of multiculturalism and diversity that have emerged in Korean society in recent years, kicked off at CGV Daehangro. Sponsored by CJ CGV and Movie Collage, the first theater dedicated to indie films in Korea, the 15-day festival will screen 15 movies at CGV Guro and Incheon in addition to the Daehangro branch,...More
  • [HanCinema's Film Review] Papa

    Film: "Papa - Movie" Director: Han Ji-seung ("Venus and Mars" and "Alone in Love") Stars: Park Yong-woo, Ko Ah-ra and Son Byeong-ho Review Score: 6/10 Also try: "Hello Ghost" I flagged this film as soon as I saw the film poster for it a few weeks before its release in Korea. It looked like such an unusual, as well as a highly unlikely film, that bravely nose dives into the, sometimes sticky, issue of multiculturalism in Korean culture. Han Ji-seung's efforts here, as something relatively new and rather bold, unfortunately did not translate into a remarkable performance at the local box office. The film received very little attention, and generally slipped under the radar in terms of admissions. A shame really, because although it's all a little to neat and tidy for my liking, the film itself offers a unique counter-narrative to mainstream Korean cinema as a light-hearted comedy that finds an uncanny middle ground between the Korean comedy genre films we all know and love, and this films irregular inclusion of suburban American culture,...More
  • Baek Sang Awards 1 : "Punch" and "The Sun and The Moon"

    2012/04/25, Source,
    Is it "Punch" and or "The Sun and the Moon"? While the 48th Baek Sang Arts Awards is about to commence, on the 26th, the question is who will receive the Grand Prize. The 48th Baek Sang Arts Awards will be held on the 26th at 6:30 PM at the Seoul Olympic Hall with hosts Lee Hwi-jae and Kim Ah-joong. This ceremony divides into movie and TV categories. Movie, TV, Entertainment and Refinement are announced by category. Movie and TV are given Grand Prizes and Lee Byung-hun from "I Saw the Devil" and Hyeon Bin from "Secret Garden" won them last year,...More
  • Baek Sang Awards 2 : Park Hae-il VS Kim Yoon-seok close game for Best Actor Award

    2012/04/25, Source,
    Who will become the Best Actor at the Baek Sang Arts Awards? The competition between nominated actors and actresses for the 48th Baek Sang Arts Awards is intense. The most competitive category is of course, the Best Actor Award. Park Hae-il from "Arrow, The Ultimate Weapon", Kim Yoon-seok from "Punch", Ahn Seong-gi from "Unbowed", Choi Min-sik from "Nameless Gangster" and more have been nominated for this category,...More
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1st Trailer - Various Birth of a Family

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Production Conference

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2nd Trailer Birth of a Superstar

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Choon-seob's Character

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Music Video 'NOW' Sung by Ko Ah-ra, Composed by Kim Hyeong-seok

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Happy New Year

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On the set video

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 Park Yeon-seon (박연선)
 Kim Hyeong-seok (김형석)
 Lee Jeon-ho (이전호)
 Poster designer
118 min 
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Airing dates : 2012/02/01
South Korean Box Office
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As of 2012.02.26 : 574 754 admissions (total)
As of 2012.02.19 : 558 256 admissions (total)
As of 2012.02.12 : 478,445 admissions (total)
As of 2012.02.05 : 292,412 admissions (total)
As of 2012.01.29 : 16,123 admissions (total)

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