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Birthday (생일)

생일 (saeng-il)

Directed by Lee Jong-eon (이종언)

Screenplay by


120min | Release date in South Korea :

A father, a mother and their child are left behind after their first child passes away and they embrace each other.

Birthday | Cast

  • Sol Kyung-gu (설경구)
    Sol Kyung-gu (설경구)
    Jeong-il (정일)
  • Jeon Do-yeon (전도연)
    Jeon Do-yeon (전도연)
    Soon-nam (순남)
  • Kim Bo-min-I (김보민)
    Kim Bo-min-I (김보민)
    Ye-sol (예솔)
  • Yoon Chan-young (윤찬영)
    Yoon Chan-young (윤찬영)
    Soo-ho (수호)
  • Kim Soo-jin-IV (김수진)
    Kim Soo-jin-IV (김수진)
    Woo-chan's mom (우찬엄마)
  • Lee Bong-ryeon (이봉련)
    Lee Bong-ryeon (이봉련)
    Jeong-sook (정숙)
  • Park Jong-hwan (박종환)
    Park Jong-hwan (박종환)
    Yeong-joon (영준)
  • Kwon So-hyun (권소현)
    Kwon So-hyun (권소현)
    Eun-bin (은빈)
  • Sung Yoo-bin (성유빈)
    Sung Yoo-bin (성유빈)
    Seong-joon (성준)
  • Tang Joon-sang (탕준상)
    Tang Joon-sang (탕준상)
    Woo-chan (우찬)
    Choi Hyeon-jin (최현진)
    Young Soo-ho (어린수호)
    Kim Gye-seon (김계선)
    Hyeong-woo's mom (형우엄마)
  • Sun Wook-hyun (선욱현)
    Sun Wook-hyun (선욱현)
    Hyeong-woo's dad (형우아빠)
  • Kim Hyun-I (김현)
    Kim Hyun-I (김현)
    Geon-jae's mom (건재엄마)
  • Shin Mun-sung (신문성)
    Shin Mun-sung (신문성)
    Geon-jae's dad (건재아빠)
    Yoon Yeong (윤영)
    Jong-hyeon's mom (종현엄마)
  • Shin Woon-seob (신운섭)
    Shin Woon-seob (신운섭)
    Jong-hyeon's dad (종현아빠)
  • Shin Mi-young (신미영)
    Shin Mi-young (신미영)
    Chang-hoon's mom (창훈엄마)
  • Park Yoon-ho (박윤호)
    Park Yoon-ho (박윤호)
    Chang-hoon's dad (창훈아빠)
  • So Hee-jung (소희정)
    So Hee-jung (소희정)
    Seok-won's mom (석원엄마)
  • Sin An-jin (신안진)
    Sin An-jin (신안진)
    Seok-won's dad (석원아빠)
  • Jung Jong-joon (정종준)
    Jung Jong-joon (정종준)
    Younger uncle (작은아버지)
  • Jo Si-nae (조시내)
    Jo Si-nae (조시내)
    Bo-im's mom (보임엄마)
    Jo Mi-ra (조미라)
    Ji-eun's mom (지은엄마)
    Yoon Mi-kyeong (윤미경)
    Jong-yeon's mom (종연엄마)
  • Kim Choo-wol (김추월)
    Kim Choo-wol (김추월)
    Younger aunt (작은어머니)
    Yeom Seon-sik (염선식)
    Cousin brothers 1 (사촌형제1)
    Kwak Min-gyoo (곽민규)
    Cousin brothers 2 (사촌형제2)
    Han Dae-hoon (한대훈)
    Supermarket male employee (마트 남자직원)
  • Park Mi-hyeon (박미현)
    Park Mi-hyeon (박미현)
    Supermarket cash register employee 1 (마트 계산대직원1)
  • Kang Chan-yang (강찬양)
    Kang Chan-yang (강찬양)
    Supermarket cash register employee 2 (마트 계산대직원2)
  • Park Ga-young (박가영)
    Park Ga-young (박가영)
    Supermarket goods employee (마트 물품직원)
  • Yu Ji-hyun (유지현)
    Yu Ji-hyun (유지현)
    Supermarket kid's mom (마트 꼬마엄마)
    Yoo I-chan (유이찬)
    Supermarket kid (마트 꼬마아이)
    Sin Dong-ryeok (신동력)
    Younger brother-in-law (매제)
    Choi Eun-hoo (최은후)
    Min-hyeok (민혁)
    Ham Hee-soo (함희수)
    Min-jae (민재)
  • Hong Sung-duk (홍성덕)
    Hong Sung-duk (홍성덕)
    Woo-chan's dad (우찬아빠)
    Kim Hyeong-joo (김형주)
    Woo-chan's older sister (우찬누나)
    Park Se-jeong (박세정)
    Interviewer 1 (면접관1)
  • Jung Hyun-suk (정현석)
    Jung Hyun-suk (정현석)
    Interviewer 2 (면접관2)
    Kim Hwi-yeol (김휘열)
    Interviewer 3 (면접관3)
    Choi Hye-ji (최혜지)
    Homeroom teacher (담임선생님)
  • Ahn Da-jung (안다정)
    Ahn Da-jung (안다정)
    Site assistant teacher 1 (현장보조선생님1)
    Kim Jong-hoon (김종훈)
    Site assistant teacher 2 (현장보조선생님2)
    Kim Hyeon-jeong (김현정)
    Environmental school teacher (환경학교선생님)
    Hwang Soon-wook (황순욱)
    Anchor (앵커)
    Son Bo-seung (손보승)
    Jae-hyeon (재현)
    Jo Jae-hyeon (조재현)
    Fast food manager (패스트푸드 매니저)
    Kwon Bin (권빈)
    Birthday party boy 1 (생일파티 소년1)
  • Jae Ho (재호)
    Jae Ho (재호)
    Birthday party boy 2 (생일파티 소년2)
    Lee Si-hyeong (이시형)
    Birthday party boy 3 (생일파티 소년3)
    Yeon Seung-bin (연승빈)
    Birthday party boy 4 (생일파티 소년4)
  • Kwon Ip-sae (권잎새)
    Kwon Ip-sae (권잎새)
    Girls 1 (소녀들1)
    Yoon Seo-hyeong (윤서형)
    Boys 1 (소녀들1)
    Kim Soo-yeon (김수연)
    Girls 2 (소녀들2)
    Kim Soon-ae (김순애)
    Stationery store employee (문구백화점 점원)
    Park Kyeong-geun (박경근)
    Immigration officer 2 (출입국 직원2)
    Hwang Sang-jin (황상진)
    Activist (활동가)
    Min Goo-kyeong (민구경)
    Sewol ferry truth research department 1 (세월호 진상분과1)
    Kim Hak-choong (김학충)
    Sewol ferry truth research department 2 (세월호 진상분과2)
  • Lee Sang-hong (이상홍)
    Lee Sang-hong (이상홍)
    Sewol ferry truth research department 3 (세월호 진상분과3)
  • Baek Ik-nam (백익남)
    Baek Ik-nam (백익남)
    Sewol ferry truth research department 4 (세월호 진상분과4)
    Kim Jong-tae (김종태)
    Taxi driver (택시기사)
    Lee Gwang-woo (이광우)
    Bus driver (버스기사)
    Heo Nam-il (허남일)
    Fisherman (낚시꾼)
  • Han Seung-woo (한승우)
    Han Seung-woo (한승우)
    Photo man (사진남자)
    Kim Ha-rin (김하린)
    4 yo Ye-ji (네살 예지)
    Seok Ye-rin (석예린)
    Environmental school administrator 1 (환경학교 관리인1)
    Jin Myeong-ryong (진명룡)
    Environmental school administrator 2 (환경학교 관리인2)
    Park Min-gyoo (박민규)
    Environmental school administrator 3 (환경학교 관리인3)
    Seo Seok-gyoo (서석규)
    Immigration officer 3 (출입국 직원3)
    Kim Wang-do (김왕도)
    Immigration officer 4 (출입국 직원4)
    Kim Min-ye (김민예)
    Private educational institute teacher 1 (학원선생님1)
    Im Hye-jin (임혜진)
    Private educational institute teacher 2 (학원선생님2)
    Oh Tae-nam (오태남)
    Bereaved family mom 1 (유가족 엄마1)
    Ok Joo-ri (옥주리)
    Bereaved family mom 2 (유가족 엄마2)
    Kim Jin-ok (김진옥)
    Bereaved family mom 3 (유가족 엄마3)
    Kim Kyeong-joon (김경준)
    Soo-ho's friend 1 (수호친구1)
    Lee Hyeon-woo (이현우)
    Soo-ho's friend 2 (수호친구2)
    Jo Ha-bi (조하비)
    Birthday party nun 1 (생일파티 수녀1)
    Han Do-hyeong (한도형)
    Birthday party nun 1 (생일파티 수녀2)
    Jo Yeong-rae (조영래)
    Jeong-il's friend (정일 친구)
    Heo Jin-seong (허진성)
    Birthday party volunteer 1 (생일파티 봉사자1)
    Maeng Jin-hee (맹진희)
    Birthday party volunteer 2 (생일파티 봉사자2)
    Sin Joo-won (신주원)
    Parkour stand-in 1 (파쿠르 대역1)
    Choi Hae-sol (최해솔)
    Parkour stand-in 2 (파쿠르 대역2)
    Kim Jae-beom (김재범)
    Parkour stand-in 3 (파쿠르 대역3)
    Eom Dae-hyeon (엄대현)
    Parkour stand-in 4 (파쿠르 대역4)
  • Kim Min-jae (김민재)
    Kim Min-jae (김민재)
    Immigration officer 1 - Special appearance (출입국 직원1)

Birthday | HanCinema Reviews

  • [HanCinema's Film Review] "Birthday"

    As "Birthday" opens up, we see the middle-aged Jeong-il (played by Sol Kyung-gu) on an airplane, looking pensive as he comes back to South Korea. This sense of nervousness is soon justified by a strange setpiece wherein Jeong-il he tries to go home, but his wife Soon-nam (played by Jeon Do-yeon) simply stands silently behind the door. Jeong-il doesn't know for sure whether Soon-nam's rejecting him, or if she can even hear him. Yet somehow the tone of the scene indicates that the possibility of the former is oddly logical for him,...More

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 Produced by
 Lee Chang-dong (이창동)
 Lee Dong-ha-IV (이동하)
 Lee Joon-dong (이준동)
 Kim Woo-taek (김우택)
 Production department
 Park Sang-wook-II (박상욱)
 Lee Jae-jin-III (이재진)
 Score composer
 Lee Jae-jin-III (이재진)
 Sin Min-kyeong (신민경)
 Lee Seung-chul-II (이승철)
 Real-time recording
 Lee Seung-chul-II (이승철)
 Kang Gook-hyun (강국현)
 Camera department
 Jang Hee-seon (장희선)
 Making of
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120 min 
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Airing dates : 2019/04/03
South Korean Box Office
Source : &
As of 2020.04.19 :  1 197 685  admissions (total)
As of 2019.08.18 :  1 197 424  admissions (total)
As of 2019.05.26 :  1 196 657  admissions (total)
As of 2019.05.19 :  1 195 729  admissions (total)
As of 2019.05.12 :  1 194 447  admissions (total)
As of 2019.05.05 :  1 191 115  admissions (total)
As of 2019.04.28 :  1 168 594  admissions (total)
As of 2019.04.21 :  1 066 351  admissions (total)
As of 2019.04.14 : 761 801 admissions (total)
As of 2019.04.07 : 375 464 admissions (total)

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