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Take Off (국가대표)

국가대표 (Gook-ga-dae-pyo)

Directed by Kim Yong-hwa (김용화)

Screenplay by

Comedy Drama Sports

137min | Release date in South Korea :

Other title : "Ski Jump"
In 1996 a small Korean town is undergoing a large-scale construction in preparation for Winter Olympics bid. In the middle of the construction, the local committee receives a report that they do not have sufficient athletes to compete. they conclude to form a ski jump team in order to represent the event. Former American Junior alpine athlete Bob is an adoptee who came to Korea in search of his mother. With 4 other non-experienced athletes, he form the first Korean ski jump team. there’s no turning back, it’s a challenge they committed to.


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  • [INTERVIEW] Actress Hyeon Junie

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  • Ha Jung-woo to Open 2nd Solo Art Exhibition

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  • "Death Bell 2: Bloody Camp" presold to Taiwan and Hong Kong

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  • Kim Ji-suk enters Korean military today

    2010/05/24, Source,
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  • Celebrate Children's Day on TV

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  • Kim Ji-suk to enter military in June after "Personal Taste" wraps

    2010/04/22, Source,
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  • [ChanMi's drama news] "Coffee House" is the next "Full House"!

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  • Ko Hyun-jung, "Haeundae" win grand prize at PaekSang Arts Awards

    2010/03/29, Source,
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  • Korean films, stars nominated for U.S. Green Globe Awards

    2010/03/12, Source,
    Korean movie "Thirst" and "Mother - 2009" [CJ Entertainment] Some of the biggest names in the South Korean film industry, as well as its most noted productions, have been nominated in multiple categories at this year's Hollywood-based Green Globe Film Awards. According to the event's official webpage, a number of Korea's top movie stars and films will compete in this year's "International Film Awards Theme: Asia" segment of the event which recognizes movies, actors and directors in the Eastern region of the globe. Noteworthy nominees include Song Kang-ho for film "Thirst", Ha Jung-woo for "Take Off" and Kim Myeong-min for "Closer to Heaven" in the category for best international actor,...More
  • "Old Partner" wins Best Picture at Max Movie Awards

    2010/02/10, Source,
    "Old Partner" director Lee Chung-ryoul (left) and producer Ko Young-jae at the 7th Max Movie Awards on February 9, 2010. [Asia Economic Daily] Korean documentary "Old Partner" won the trophy for best picture at the 7th Max Movie Awards on Tuesday. "Partner" also took the prize for best movie poster at the annual event, which hands out its awards based on a survey on movie fans. A total 753,277 people participated in the survey conducted from January 5 through February 2 this year. The acclaimed indie film -- which attracted over three million viewers in Korea during its limited theatrical release -- is about an old farmer couple and their lifelong friendship with an old partner, a 40-year-old ox.,...More
  • Korean box office hits record in 2009

    2010/01/28, Source,
    Film "Haeundae" (left) and "Take Off" [CJ Entertainment/KM Culture] The Korean box office reached a new record in 2009 with ticket sales hitting an all-time high, according to data by the Korean Film Council (KOFIC). The KOFIC's annual report on the local film industry released Monday, reported that Korean moviegoers paid out approximately KRW 1.928 trillion for theater tickets last year. The sales total is about a 11.6 percent jump from the previous year and surpasses the previous record of KRW 991.8 billion won set in 2007. Admissions clocked in at over 156.79 million, up four percent year-on-year and ranking second behind the record set in 2007. The surge in sales despite the declined number of moviegoers was attributed to increases in ticket prices, raised by most theaters by KRW 500 to 1,000 starting June last year.,...More
  • [INTERVIEW] Actor Kim Ji-suk

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  • "Avatar" becomes sixth most-watched film in Korea
    2010/01/14, Source,
    Hollywood film "Avatar" has set another record in Korea this week, becoming the sixth most-watched film in the country's history, according to the film's distributor 20th Century Fox Korea on Friday.

    As of January 14, the James Cameron pic -- which on Monday was named the most-watched foreign fil,...
  • Actress Lee Shows Off 'Handsome' Look

    2010/01/05, Source,
    By Lee Hyo-won
    Staff Reporter

    Actress Lee Na-young, a symbol of cheery Audrey Hepburn-esque grace and femininity, was thrilled to have her,...
  • Lee Joon-gi voted top Hallyu Star of 2009

    2009/12/31, Source,
    Hallyu star Lee Joon-gi [Mentor Entertainment] Korean actor Lee Joon-gi has been voted top Hallyu Star of the year in a survey conducted by a Korean business news publication, according to a press release by his agency Mentor Entertainment on Thursday. In a recent poll titled "2009 My Vote for Top 6 Stars of the Year", Finance and Economy News asked viewers who they thought were this year's top six entertainers in the following categories; Male idol group, Female group, Solo singer, Male actor, Female actress, Hallyu Star, Drama and Film. Each respondent was allowed to vote for one star in each category. Results for the survey -- conducted from December 21 thru 29 -- were based on the votes cast by netizens as well as the site's Internet statistics, such as the number of times each star's news articles were read.,...More
  • 2010 Korean Cinema Lineup
    2009/12/27, Source,
    By Lee Hyo-won
    Staff Reporter

    The past year represented hope and revitalization for Korean cinema. While problems such as piracy linger on, the forecast for 2010 cinema appears promising with diverse projects in the making.

    Cineastes are finding inspiration from the past and are bringing rem,...
  • "WOOCHI" sets box office record on opening day

    2009/12/24, Source,
    Movie poster for "JEON WOO CHI : The Taoist Wizard" [CJ Entertainment] Korean movie "JEON WOO CHI : The Taoist Wizard" set a Korean box office record on its opening day, according to the film's distributor CJ Entertainment on Thursday. The movie -- shown on 597 screens around the country -- attracted 201,682 viewers on December 23, the highest opening-day figure set by a Korean movie which opened this year.,...More
  • 13th Director's Cut Awards Winners Announced
    2009/12/24, Source,
    240 Korean directors have picked the best director, movie and actors for 2009. Most notably, Park Chan-wook picked up the best director award for the Cannes winning "Thirst". Previou,...More
  • [Movie] Korea's CG Technology Attempts to Make Inroads into Hollywood
    2009/12/22, Source,
    7 Korean CG Companies Engage in 1:1 Business Meetings during American Film Market 42 Meetings Held on First Day including Meeting with VFX Director of X-Men

    ▲Dan Chuba, VFX Supervisor of 'X-Men' listens to Jeong Seong-jin, CEO of EON Digital Films, who took charge of the CG for 'Gukga Dae,...
  • Park Chan-wook Picked Best Director

    2009/12/17, Source,
    By Cho Jae-hyon
    Staff Reporter

    Korean directors picked Park Chan-wook, for his dark vampire thriller,...
  • Film Council Names Most Popular Movies of 2009
    2009/12/07, Source,
    Korea's most popular film of 2009 is the disaster blockbuster "Haeundae", the Korean Film Council said yesterday.

    Released July 22, the film opened at 753 screens nationwide and drew 11.3 million spectators. Many more, however, are expect,...
  • [Movie] Contract negotiations worth about 110 billion won made on Korea's CG with Hollywood film companies
    2009/12/03, Source,
    Signing an LOI with the CG technology company for the movie "Take Off"
    Expectation of increased entry by Korea's CG companies into Hollywood
    Korea's CG technology received high praise from Hollywood – the film industry's powerhouse – incre,...
  • 'Mother - 2009' Sweeps Blue Dragon Awards

    2009/12/03, Source,
    Best film in the 30th Blue Dragon Film Awards on Wednesday went to "Mother - 2009" directed by,...More
  • 'Closer to Heaven' Couple Win Best Acting Nods

    2009/12/03, Source,
    By Lee Hyo-won
    Staff Reporter

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  • Ha Ji-won Wins 1st Best Actress Award

    2009/12/01, Source,
    By Cathy Rose A. Garcia
    Staff Reporter

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  • KOCCA supports domestic CG companies at the AFM
    2009/11/13, Source,
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  • 'Good Morning, President' Draws 2 Million Viewers

    2009/11/09, Source,
    "Good Morning, President" starring Jang Dong-gun has attracted 2 million viewers in the 17 days since its release, topping the box office char,...More
  • Grand Bell Film Fest Puzzles Movie Fans
    2009/11/08, Source,
    By Han Sang-hee
    Staff Reporter

    Movie fans may have highly anticipated the 46th Grand Bell (Daejong) Film Festival, which took place Friday in southern Seoul, but the outcome of the event was unexpected.

    The festival's award ceremony had many shaking their heads, as some of the most successfu,...
  • Super computer, the secret behind the success of 'Take Off'

    2009/11/02, Source,
    What is the secret behind the success of "Take Off"? Many of those who watched the movie will agree that it is realistic scene.
    Hosted by To,...
  • [ChanMi's star news] Park Bo-young receives an award!

    2009/10/30, Source,
    Film, "Speedy Scandal" starred Park Bo-young and has received an award from the 29th Film Critics Award Ceremony! The prize is the new actress award! The film, "Mother - 2009" starring Kim Hye-ja also received the Actress Award. Another awarded film was, "Take Off".,...More
  • Nominees for Grand Bell Awards Stir Controversy
    2009/10/26, Source,
    The Grand Bell (Daejong) Awards, a prestigious film award in Korea, have stirred controversy yet again. The list of Best Leading Actress nominees that was announced October 21 includes Kim Gyu-ri (",...More
  • 46th Annual Daejong Film Awards Nominees
    2009/10/23, Source,
    46th Annual Daejong Film Awards Nominees

    - Best Movie: "Take Off", "Mother - 2009", "The Divine Weapon", ",...
  • Korean Box Office has its Highest Earning Third Quarter Ever
    2009/10/09, Source,
    The Korean Box Office made more in this just completed third quarter than it ever has in its history. As well as this not unpredicted result the revenue share of Korean films also increased. This very welcome news that comes amid a projected 3 year film industry slump amongst a general, worldwide,...More
  • Stars Fall Upon Haeundae for Busan Film Festival
    2009/10/07, Source,
    By Lee Hyo-won
    Staff Reporter

    The red carpet is ready to be unrolled for the opening tonight of the 14th Pusan (Busan) International Film Festival (PIFF).

    Haeundae Beach in the southern port city will sizzle with the longest ever lineup of 355 films from 70 countries and a VIP guest list fea,...
  • Cinema Sales Hit Record High in Q3
    2009/10/06, Source,
    Cinema earnings reached an all-time high in the third quarter thanks to higher ticket prices and a passel of hit Korean movies. The Korean Film Council said Monday that cinemas nationwide took in more than W328.7 billion (US$1=W1,174) in sales in the quarter, breaking the previous record of nearly W,...More
  • Lee Yoon-ki's 'And Us' Halts Filming

    2009/10/01, Source,
    Director Lee Yoon-ki's film 'And Us' ("Breakfast at Tiffany's"), curre,...More
  • 'Legally Blonde' Sparkles With Starry Cast

    2009/09/16, Source,
    By Chung Ah-young
    Staff Reporter

    The Broadway musical "Legally Blonde" has captured the spotlight with its star-studded cast, which includes,...
  • August breaks cinema record
    2009/09/10, Source,
    According to numbers published by Korean Film Council (KOFIC) about the first eight months of 2009, Korean cinemas earned an unprecedented KRW 153,800,000,000 (little over US$ 124 million) last month August.

    As many as 21.4 million Koreans visited cinemas in August, 43.2% of the population. Due,...
  • Take Off director's cut in cinemas

    2009/09/10, Source,
    Director Kim Yong-hwa will release a newly edited version of the box office smash,...More
  • Box Office Score Peaks After 2-Year Low
    2009/09/08, Source,
    By Lee Hyo-won
    Staff Reporter

    The South Korean box office saw an all-time high in August, drawing over 20 million moviegoers for the first time in two years, the Korean Film Council (KOFIC) announced Monday.

    Some 21.4 million tickets were sold, which purely in terms of numbers would account,...
  • Cinemas Reap Records in August
    2009/09/07, Source,
    Local cinemas brought in record profits last month thanks to the box office hits, "Haeundae" and "Take Off".

    The Korean Film Council said Monday that box office sales for last mon,...
  • 3D Films Set to Increase in Korea and Asia Region
    2009/08/28, Source,
    3D films are expected to increase in Korea representing a greater regional Asian trend. This could not come at a more welcome time. Despite significant success at the box office of late with films such as "Haeundae" and,...More
  • Jessica to Star in Musical
    2009/08/27, Source,
    Jessica, a member of Girls' Generation, one of South Korea's top pop groups, will star in the Korean adaptation of the Broadway musical "Legally Blond" in Seoul this November.

    The 20-year-old Korean-American, who made her debut with <,...
  • Movie 'Take Off' Tops Box Office

    2009/08/20, Source,
    The movie "Take Off" from director Kim Yong-hwa, has beaten,...More
  • Disaster Movie 'Haeundae' Heads for 10-Million Mark

    2009/08/17, Source,
    The Korean disaster film "Haeundae" has attracted more than 9 million spectators in the 26 days since its release and is about to surpass the,...More
  • 'Haeundae' Tops Booking Charts for 3rd Straight Week

    2009/08/07, Source,
    The movie "Haeundae" has become the first domestic movie this year to draw over 5 million viewers. Moreover, the movie has topped the booking,...More
  • "Take Off" Takes Up Second Place at Box Office

    2009/08/06, Source,
    While "Haeundae" continues to storm across the country Ski Jumping epic "Take Off",...More
  • HA Jeong-woo becomes a national ski jumper

    2009/08/04, Source,
    Korean filmmakers have discovered a new-found love in sports dramas. Next is "200 Pounds Beauty" director,...More
  • [ChanMi's movie news] "Take Off" hits 1,000,000 audiences in 5 days!

    2009/08/03, Source,
    2009's greatest national press meeting has been a hot issue among the people. "Take Off" has been audienced by 1,006,219 people around the country since its release in the theaters last 29th. On the web, many internet browswers rated high points of 9.6 out of 10 and spread the news fast! Congratulations on the success "Take Off" team!,...More
  • [ChanMi's movie news] "A Million" where survival and thrill meets

    2009/07/30, Source,
    This summer, in Korean film industry, a new film has come! Director Jo Min-ho has appeared at the press release for the film, "A Million" which is going to challenge the charts against other summer films such as "Chaw" "Take Off" and "Haeundae". The movie stars Park Hae-il, Park Hee-soon, Shin Min-a, Lee Chun-hee, Lee Min-ki, and Jung Yu-mi who have been in the deserts fighting the nature on the set. It is about a survival game whom these people have taken on in Australia for a million Won. Each character has to fight against death to survive. The characters are a Pizza deliverer, ex-marine, Law student, Bar hostess, financial manager, and more but have left their homes,...More
  • Movie Based on True Story of Korean Olympic Ski Jumping Team Takes Off

    2009/07/30, Source,
    Sports films have been back in fashion ever since "The Foul King" scored big in 2000 with the story of a white collar salary man reborn,...More
  • Exhilarating 'Take Off' in Korean Sports Drama

    2009/07/23, Source,
    By Lee Hyo-won
    Staff Reporter

    Imagine, being perched above a vertigo-inducing height, swishing down a roller coaster-like slope and then freewheeling through the air ― with only a pair of sk,...
  • [ChanMi's movie news] "Take Off" will it succeed?

    2009/07/07, Source,
    "Take Off" is definitely a sports film that has cost the most to produce and its coming this summer! This film will definitely cool you hot summer days with ski jumps off the snowy mountains. This movie has already been Choonmooro's hot film because it is directed by Kim Yong-hwa who also directed "200 Pounds Beauty" and the hot actor Ha Jung-woo is the main character! It has cost 11,000,000,000 Won (~$US 10 millions) to produce this movie! However, this film has a very new story different from other sports films. We can see how the national atheletes have worked so hard with their jumpsuits for ski jumps with all the equipment used for this sport. The motive is to show how these atheletes work hard. Many film producers try hard to use less money however, this film has taken a bold step in using all that money fiming for 2 years and 7 months! The film has filmed 101 different times with 200 staffs!,...More
  • 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 Cinematography Booms on High-quality, Lucrative Productions
    2009/05/21, Source,
    Korean cinematography has been thriving recently as more movies continue to draw scores of viewers to theaters, bringing in impressive revenues and receiving positive feedback both from domestic and foreign critics. As more viewers these days are attaching more importance to the uniqueness of movies,...More
  • Jang Nara 'Not Obssessed with Changing Image'

    2009/02/06, Source,
    "I only had several acting roles in the early days of my career but my onscreen image became so fixed I was perplexed. But now, I'm not. I don't choose drama roles for the sake of changing my image. M,...More
  • KIM Yong-hwa directs HA Jeong-woo in sports drama

    2008/06/13, Source,
    Director Kim Yong-hwa –two years after his hit comedy "200 Pounds Beauty" –,...More

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Showbox (쇼박스)
 Kim Seon-jeong (김선정)
 Hwang Seung-jae (황승재)
 Kim Min-suk (김민석)
 Production department
 Kim Yong-hwa (김용화)
 Production department
 Baek Dong-hyeon (백동현)
 Sin Seong-il (신성일)
 Kim Byeong-seo (김병서)
 Lighting/cinematography department
 Kim Hyoung-ju (김형주)
 Cinematographer B team
 Horan (호란)
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 So Joon-moon (소준문)
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137 min 35mm Cinemascope (2.35)
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Airing dates : 2009/07/29
South Korean Box Office
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As of 2009.12.06 : 8,089,522 admissions (total)
As of 2009.11.15 : 8,088,831 admissions (total)
As of 2009.11.08 : 8,088,151 admissions (total)
As of 2009.11.01 : 8,085,554 admissions (total)
As of 2009.10.25 : 8,078,309 admissions (total)
As of 2009.10.18 : 8,056,955 admissions (total)
As of 2009.10.11 : 8,009,962 admissions (total)
As of 2009.10.04 : 7,910,149 admissions (total)
As of 2009.09.27 : 7,706,776 admissions (total)
As of 2009.09.20 : 7,584,804 admissions (total)
As of 2009.09.13 : 7,370,141 admissions (total)
As of 2009.09.06 : 6,965,612 admissions (total)
As of 2009.08.30 : 6,307,548 admissions (total)
As of 2009.08.23 : 5,351,001 admissions (total)
As of 2009.08.16 : 3,967,301 admissions (total)
As of 2009.08.09 : 2,415,678 admissions (total)
As of 2009.08.02 : 964,406 admissions (total)
As of 2009.07.26 : 8,873 admissions (total)

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