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Boy Director (소년 감독)

소년 감독 (So-nyeo Kam-dok)

Directed by Lee Woo-yeol (이우열)

Screenplay by

83min | Release date in South Korea :


Mt. Nochu is in Jungsun County, Kangwon Province, halfway up the Taebaek Mountains. We arrive at the Noeul Village which is the background of the film. It is a calm village where the wide spread buckwheat fields beautifully surround the village. On their way home from school, Sang-gu and Min-hee see the village chief (Min-hee's father) talking with the strangers, who come to the village by cars, in the common yard. The residents there including the village chief have accepted the proposal that a company would build a training institute in the common yard. In order to keep the common yard where his deceased father's mural is, Sang-gu asks the village chief not to destroy it. It is impossible, however, for a mere child to change what has been decided by all the villagers. He gives up persuading the village chief and decides to make a film of the mural (his father's work) with an 8mm camera, his father's memento. Min-hee opens her piggy bank and Sang-gu leaves for Seoul with her money. Riding on a train, he asks her to protect the mural until he returns from Seoul and tells her he would bring her news about her Russian mother.

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Boy Director | Cast

  • Kim Young-chan (김영찬)
    Kim Young-chan (김영찬)
    Sang-goo (상구)
  • Rhonda Lee Zakutney (론다 리 잭튜니)
    Rhonda Lee Zakutney (론다 리 잭튜니)
    Min-hee (민희)
  • Yoon Je-moon (윤제문)
    Yoon Je-moon (윤제문)
    Teacher (선생님)
  • Choi Yeo-jin (최여진)
    Choi Yeo-jin (최여진)
    Assistant teacher (조교)
  • Kim Kwan-woo (김관우)
    Kim Kwan-woo (김관우)
    Hae-seok (해석)
  • Kim Sang-ho (김상호)
    Kim Sang-ho (김상호)
    Village headman (이장)
    Kim Gye-ok (김계옥)
    Sang-goo's grandma (상구 할머니)
  • Jeon Seong-ho (전성훈)
    Jeon Seong-ho (전성훈)
    Youth Sang-goo (청년 상구)
    Da-nya (다냐)
    Woman Min-hee (여성 민희)
    Woo Seok-min (우석민)
    Working leader ( 작업반장)
    Nadya (나댜)
    Ruskya (루스키아)
    Lliana (일리아나)
    Ruskya 1 (루스키아 1)
    Tanya (다냐)
    Ruskya 2 (루스키아 2)
    Llena (일러나)
    Ruskya 3 (루스키아 3)
    Yoon Gwae-jeong (윤괘정)
    Grandma at restaurant (식당 할머니)
  • Jun In-taek (전인택)
    Jun In-taek (전인택)
    Valley resident (노을골 주민)
    Song Jae-deok (송재덕)
    Valley resident (노을골 주민)
    Jeon Sang-joon (전상준)
    Valley resident (노을골 주민)
    Kim Yeong-sook (김영숙)
    Valley resident (노을골 주민)
    Song Choon-nae (송춘내)
    Valley resident (노을골 주민)
    Lee Choo-wol (이추월)
    Valley resident (노을골 주민)
    Song Jae-bok (송재복)
    Valley resident ( 노을골 주민)
  • Woo Ji-won (우지원)
    Woo Ji-won (우지원)
    Student at branch school (분교 학생)
    Students from Nak Dong school (낙동분교 학생들)
    Students at branch school (분교 학생)
    Park Hyeon-ook (박현욱)
    Foreign passerby (이태원 행인)
    Choi Geum-sik (최금식)
    Unfamiliar person (낯선 사람)
    Park Ja-yeong (박자영)
    Woman at restaurant (식당 아줌마)
    Kang Ji-hye (강지혜)
  • Jo Han-hee (조한희)
    Jo Han-hee (조한희)
    Vegetable grandma (채소 할머니) - Cameo
    Jo Han-hee (조한희)
    Vegetable grandma (채소 할머니) - Cameo
  • Kim Yong-sun (김용선)
    Kim Yong-sun (김용선)
    Woman from Kyeong-sang (경상도 아줌마)
    Im Ji-soo (임지수)
    Female painter (여류화가) - Cameo
    Kim Seong-il (김성일)
    Sang-goo's dad (상구 아빠) - Cameo
  • Jung Jae-jin (정재진)
    Jung Jae-jin (정재진)
    Grandpa at photo studio (사진관 할아버지) - Cameo
  • Choi Jung-woo (최정우)
    Choi Jung-woo (최정우)
    Worker at Cheong-ryang-ri station (청량리역직원) - Cameo

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  • 11th PiFan Wraps With Awards
    2007/07/20, Source,
    The 11th Puchon International Film Festival drew to a close Thursday, after a successful 9-day run. Curtains closed with Indonesian director Joko ANWAR's Kala, a noir-ish crime thriller that was a huge hit in its homeland. PiFan's top prize, the Puchon Choice Best Film award went to Thai psycholog,...More

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 Produced by
 Ahn Cheol-ho (안철호)
 Kim Yeong-ho-I (김영호)
 Sound department
83 min 35mm Panoramic (1.85)
Festival(s) & award(s)
Sales or release dates & Box Office
Airing dates : 2008/10/30
South Korean Box Office
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As of 2008.11.02 : 821 admissions (total)

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annyeonghaseyo! :) I saw this movie at 27th International Istanbul Film Festival and i like it very much!
2008-12-27 11:40:36
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