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Children... (아이들...)

아이들... (A-i-deul...)

Directed by Lee Kyoo-man (이규만)

Screenplay by ,

Crime Thriller

132min | Release date in South Korea :

There were high expectations for the movie “Children...” even before it hit theaters. Although the cast of well-known actors like Park Yong-woo and Seong Dong-il has drawn attention to the film, it is the story’s plot that has generated the most interest.

The film is based on a true yet unsolved murder case from the early 1990s that is known among Koreans as the “disappearance of the frog children.” In 1991, five elementary school students told their parents that they were going to hang out on a nearby mountain to catch frogs. They never came back.

In the movie, a TV producer, the devastated parents of the missing children, a professor and a detective all take different stances on the case and in the end one of the parents becomes a primary suspect. In reality, the case morphed into a national scandal.

Director Lee Kyoo-man, a rising star in the Korean film industry, is expected to present a compelling depiction of the case.

But just as the case hurt the parents in real life, the movie could touch off nerves - especially because the film depicts the parents as primary suspects in the case.

In style, “Children...” resembles the 2003 hit “Memories of the Murder,” which was based on another unsolved mystery of a serial killing in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi, in the early ’90s.

Audiences familiar with the case may have a difficult time with the plot, which gives the story a fictional ending even though the case remains unsolved to this day.


Children... | Cast

Children... | HanCinema Reviews

  • [Guest Film Review] "Children..."

    The Actual Case The film is based on an actual unsolved case that shocked the nation for over a decade, and regarded the disappearance of five kids, from 9 to 13 years old, in the Daegu Mountains in 1991. The children (U Cheol-won, Jo Ho-yeon, Kim Yeong-gyu, Park Chan-in and Kim Jong-sik) were living in a village near Mt. Waryong and on the 26th of that year decided to head to the mountain to search for salamander eggs, following a path that begun in the back of their school. After failing to return for several hours, their worried parents called the police. The authorities though, were certain that it was a usual case of children getting away for a few days and then returning, and they did not proceed to a formal investigation, despite the parents' pleas,...More

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 Yoo Kab-yeol (유갑열)
 Yoo Young-chae-I (유영채)
 Production department
 Choe Won-kyung (최원경)
 Assistant director
 Kim Chang-joo (김창주)
 Jung Hwang-soo (정황수)
 Computer generated graphics/Digital special effects department
 Lee Mok-won (이목원)
 Art director/Production designer/Set design
 Yoon Joo-hwan (윤주환)
 Cinematographer B team
 Kim Joon-seok (김준석)
 Music department
 Lee Jeon-ho (이전호)
 Poster designer
Technical Information
132 min 35mm Panoramic (1.85)
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Sales or release dates & Box Office
Airing dates : 2011/02/17
South Korean Box Office
Source : &
As of 2011.03.27 : 1,867,736 admissions (total)
As of 2011.03.20 : 1,859,660 admissions (total)
As of 2011.03.13 : 1,842,444 admissions (total)
As of 2011.03.06 : 1,755,945 admissions (total)
As of 2011.02.27 : 1,392,025 admissions (total)
As of 2011.02.20 : 774,617 admissions (total)
As of 2011.02.13 : 86,108 admissions (total)
As of 2011.01.30 : 3,241 admissions (total)

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