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Haeundae (해운대)

해운대 (Hae-woon-dae)

Directed by JK Youn (윤제균)

Screenplay by ,

Adventure Natural Disaster Drama Science-Fiction

129min | Release date in South Korea :

Also known as "Tidal Wave"
Located on the southeast tip of the Korean peninsula is the international city of Busan. A popular vacation spot on the East Sea coast, Haeundae draws one million visitors to its beaches every year. Man-sik, a native of Haeundae, lost a co-worker to a tsunami on a deep-sea fishing trip four years ago. He has never returned to sea ever since. He now leads a simple life running a small seafood restaurant and is preparing to propose to his longtime girlfriend, Yeon-hee. Man-sik’s brother Hyung-sik works as a coast guard. One day, he rescues a female college student from Seoul who promptly, comes on to him aggressively. While these everyday domestic affairs unfold, geologist Kim Hwi, an expert on tsunami research, discovers the East Sea is showing signs of activity similar to the Indian Ocean at the time of the 2004 tsunami. Despite his warnings, the Disaster Prevention Agency affirms that Korea is in no harm of being hit. When he discovers a mega-tsunami is headed straight for the Korean peninsula, he quickly heads down to Haeundae. There he meets up with his ex-wife, who is organizing a cultural event, for the first time in seven years. He also sees his young daughter who is unaware that he is her father. Eventually, Kim gets a call about a deadly oncoming wave, with only ten minutes to spare! While the vacationers and citizens of Busan are enjoying a peaceful, hot summer day, a mega-tsunami is headed straight for Haeundae at 500 miles per hour.


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    I first saw "Haeundae", not from start to finish, but beginning midway through on cable television. There were, as to be exected, a lot of special effects about a giant tidal wave destroying everything. Given that the press materials have always pretty explicitly tried to sell the product as a disaster film, this should come as little surprise. Then I tried watching the movie from the very beginning and made a shocking discovery. "Haeundae" is, in fact, a romantic comedy,...More

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 Produced by
 Lee Ji-seung (이지승)
CJ Entertainment (CJ엔터테인먼트)
 Yang jin-mo (양진모)
 Field editing
 Kim Jeong-gon (김정곤)
 Assistant director
 Kang Dae-gyu (강대규)
 Assistant director
 Lee Seung-joon-I (이승준)
 Directing department
 Lee Seung-yeon-IV (이승연)
 Adaptation / Dramatization
 Yoo Seong-hyeob (유성협)
 Adaptation / Dramatization
 Kwon Hyeok-jae (권혁재)
 Adaptation / Dramatization
 Jung Woo-chul (정우철)
 Adaptation / Dramatization
 Paek Seung-hwan (백승환)
 Distribution department
 Lee Byeong-woo (이병우)
 Score composer
 Sin Min-kyeong (신민경)
 Lee Dong-sam (이동삼)
 Lighting / Cinematography department
 Kim Nam-sik (김남식)
 Computer generated graphics/Digital special effects department
 Lee Seung-bin (이승빈)
 Lighting / Cinematography department
 Kim Young-ho-III (김영호)
 Hwang Soon-wook (황순욱)
 Kim Tae-hwan-I (김태환)
 Martial arts team
 Jo Myung-haeng (조명행)
 Martial arts team
 Kwon Patrick (권양헌)
 Computer generated graphics/Digital special effects department
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129 min HD Cinemascope (2.35)
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Sales or release dates & Box Office
Airing dates : 2009/07/23
🔢 South Korean Box Office
Source : &
As of 2009.10.25 : 11,396,153 Admissions (total)
As of 2009.10.18 : 11,394,344 Admissions (total)
As of 2009.10.11 : 11,392,576 Admissions (total)
As of 2009.10.04 : 11,384,107 Admissions (total)
As of 2009.09.27 : 11,346,132 Admissions (total)
As of 2009.09.20 : 11,301,649 Admissions (total)
As of 2009.09.13 : 11,188,078 Admissions (total)
As of 2009.09.06 : 10,997,566 Admissions (total)
As of 2009.08.30 : 10,652,407 Admissions (total)
As of 2009.08.23 : 10,007,059 Admissions (total)
As of 2009.08.16 : 9,070,872 Admissions (total)
As of 2009.08.09 : 7,465,142 Admissions (total)
As of 2009.08.02 : 4,822,356 Admissions (total)
As of 2009.07.26 : 2,004,357 Admissions (total)
As of 2009.07.19 : 10,183 Admissions (total)

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cool disaster movie good visual effects.
2009-11-02 22:19:26
2009-10-07 07:03:24
The movie was ok. But nothing special or different from the other disaster movies out there. Seol Kyeong-gu and Ha Ji-won were great though. ^^
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