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A Werewolf Boy (늑대소년)

늑대소년 (Neuk-dae-so-nyeon)

Directed by Jo Sung-hee (조성희)

Screenplay by

Drama Fantasy

125min | Release date in South Korea :

Summoned by an unexpected phone call, an elderly woman visits a cottage the way she used to when she was a young girl. She remembers a boy she knew half a century before. Moving to a peaceful village when she was a girl she discovered a “wolf boy,” hiding his large, contorted body in the darkness. The girl, now a woman, has never been able to purge the images of his wild eyes and animal-like behavior from her mind. She recalls teaching the boy how to wait patiently before a meal, how to wear clothes, how to speak, how to write and other human behaviors so that he could one day live like a normal man. She opened her heart to the innocent boy and he fell in love with the girl, the only person to ever show him affection. However when threatened, he let loose his bestial instincts and became the subject of the villagers’ fears. In order to save the life of the boy who risked his to be by her side, she left him with a promise: “Wait for me. I’ll come back for you.”

This is the first commercial effort from JO Sung-Hee, who demonstrated his unique imagination in "Don't Step Out of the House" from omnibus "Nice Shorts" and "End of Animal". "A Werewolf Boy" is a heart-felt fantasy stroke melodrama. A wolf boy who has all the traits of a wild beast meets a girl who has shut herself away. The two start to open up a little but their relationship is wrought with difficulties. Ji-tae, who is in love with the girl, starts to cause trouble for wolf boy. The plot may remind you of the "Twilight" series or other teenage romance flicks but when we think of JO's "Don't Step out of the House" we realize that all the similarities end there. "Don't Step out of the House" was a brilliant exploration of the psyche of someone who shut himself away from the world in a basement room and show just how futile it is. In that respect, "A Werewolf Boy" tackles a similar theme of the blockage in communication with the rest of the world and what happens when two people who cannot communicate with rest of the world come together. The film draws interest as it stars two of the most popular young stars today; SONG Joong-ki and PARK Bo-yeong.


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    Until I actually saw "A Werewolf Boy" by Jo Sung-hee on screen, it wasn't at all clear to me whether this was a movie about a werewolf or just a feral teenager (in Korean, the title is simply "Wolf Boy"). Granted, usually a movie studio only thinks it can make money if it has a cool concept like a werewolf (feral children just aren't as flashy), and yet looking into the movie's press poster, all I can see are the blank eyes of a boy who has no concept of civilized life. They're the eyes of an animal,...More

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 Produced by
 Oh Yeong-seok (오영석)
CJ Entertainment (CJ엔터테인먼트)
 Mokan (모칸)
 Production department
 Nam Na-yeong (남나영)
 Gong Tae-won (공태원)
 Kim Ji-soo-VIII (김지수)
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125 min 
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Airing dates : 2012/10/31
South Korean Box Office
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As of 2013.01.06 : 6 654 682  Admissions (total)
As of 2012.12.30 : 6 654 281 Admissions (total)
As of 2012.12.23 : 6 653 005 Admissions (total)
As of 2012.12.16 : 6 646 511 Admissions (total)
As of 2012.12.09 : 6 627 316 Admissions (total)
As of 2012.12.02 : 6 519 788 Admissions (total)
As of 2012.11.25 : 6 015 654 Admissions (total)
As of 2012.11.18 : 5 093 636 Admissions (total)
As of 2012.11.11 : 3 604 033 Admissions (total)
As of 2012.11.04 : 1 294 479  Admissions (total)
As of 2012.10.28 : 6 468  Admissions (total)

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This movie is by far one of the top ones. It will stay with me forever ;~;
2013-03-04 16:02:37
2013-01-30 20:34:55
song joong ki plays the best role .... werewolf boy is really beautiful movie!!!! like!! like!! like!!
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