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Half (하프)

하프 (ha-peu)

Directed by Kim Se-yeon (김세연)

Screenplay by


96min | Release date in South Korea :

Working at a transgender bar, Min-a is a female with male genitals. When her colleague is assaulted by a male customer, she steps in to help, only to accidentally kill the assaulter. At the court, Min-a insists that she had no choice she had to protect her colleague - but the situation is not favorable to her. Taking advantage of her sexual identity, the prosecutor drives the case as if the murder were a result out of jealousy, and Min-as own lawyer does not pay attention to her situation. Not until Min-a is placed in a mens jail and is seized with terror do the human rights issues for transgender people emerge. Min-a is finally transferred to a prison for females, but still she suffers from misunderstanding. Presenting the transgender human rights issues as a court drama, this film tries to correct the myriad misunderstandings toward transgender people. Director Kim Se-yeon made this film based on a true story about a transgender person jailed with male inmates. This is also a court drama that embraces the conventional styles rather than new techniques. (NAM Dong-chul)

Busan International Film Festival (2014) - Korean Cinema Today-Panorama


  • Ahn Yong-joon (안용준)
    Ahn Yong-joon (안용준)
    Lee Min-soo/Lee Min-ah (이민수/이민아)
  • Jung Yoo-suk (정유석)
    Jung Yoo-suk (정유석)
    Kim Gi-joo (김기주)
  • Song Young-kyu (송영규)
    Song Young-kyu (송영규)
    Big sister Wang (왕언니)
  • Moon Se-yoon (문세윤)
    Moon Se-yoon (문세윤)
    Pink (핑크)
  • Jin Hye-kyung (진혜경)
    Jin Hye-kyung (진혜경)
    Yoo-ri (유리)
  • Kim Min-seo (김미서)
    Kim Min-seo (김미서)
    Se-hee (세희)
  • Choi Min (최민)
    Choi Min (최민)
    Lawyer Cha (차변호사)
  • Kim Young-sun (김영선)
    Kim Young-sun (김영선)
    Min-ah's mother (민아모)
    Seo Min-gyoon (서민균)
    Public prosecutor Jang Jae-jin (장재진 검사)
  • Han Yi-jin (한이진)
    Han Yi-jin (한이진)
    Purser (사무장)
    Moon Ho-jin (문호진)
    Lawyer Seo (서변호사)
    Kim Kyeong-min (김경민)
    Male prison officer 1 (남교도관1)
    Son Ji-hoon (손지훈)
    Male prison officer 2 (남교도관2)
    Sin Seo-jin (신서진)
    Wardress 1 (여교도관1)
    Song Joo-hee (송주희)
    Wardress 2 (여교도관2)
    Kim Hong-geun (김홍근)
    Rape man (강간 남)
  • Jo Min-ho-I (조민호)
    Jo Min-ho-I (조민호)
    Assault man (폭행남)
    Kim Joon-hong (김준홍)
    Fraud man (사기 남)
  • Lee Se-rang (이세랑)
    Lee Se-rang (이세랑)
    Theft woman (절도 여)
    Kim Mi-hee (김미희)
    Fraud woman (사기 여)
    Yoon Chae-yeon (윤채연)
    Murder woman (살인 여)
    Gong Yoon-chan (공윤찬)
    Male student 1 (남학생1)
    Park Won-jip (박원집)
    Male student 2 (남학생2)
    Jo Ji-hyeong (조지형)
    Male student 3 (남학생3)
    Yoo Hyeon-woo (유현우)
    Male student 4 (남학생4)
  • Baek In-kwon (백인권)
    Baek In-kwon (백인권)
    Inmate 1 (재소자1)
  • Sin Hyeon-seung (신현승)
    Sin Hyeon-seung (신현승)
    Inmate 2 (재소자2)
    Kim Yeong-joo (김영주)
    Male guest 1 (남 손님1)
    Kang Seok-won (강석원)
    Male guest 2 (남 손님2)
  • Kim Young-seo (김영서)
    Kim Young-seo (김영서)
    Madam (마담)
    Kim Han-joon (김한준)
    Broadcasting journalist (방송기자)
    Jo Seong-hwa (조성화)
    Anchor (앵커)
    Joo Si-hyeon (주시현)
    Yeon-ji (연지)
    Yoo Yeong-bok (유영복)
    Convenience store employee (편의점 직원)
    Kim Gwang-soo (김광수)
    Molestation man (추행 남)
    Kang Hye-seon (강혜선)
    Kiss girl (키스 녀)
    Kim Geun-yeong (김근영)
    Neighborhood middle aged woman 1 (동네 아줌마1)
  • Choi Sol-hee (최솔희)
    Choi Sol-hee (최솔희)
    Neighborhood middle aged woman 2 (동네 아줌마2)
  • Im So-mi (임소미)
    Im So-mi (임소미)
    Pildo woman (필도 녀)
    Hong Boo-hyang (홍부향)
    Min-ah's relative 1 (민아 친척1)
    Park Jeong-hyeok (박정혁)
    Min-ah's relative 2 (민아 친척2)
  • Kim Beom-joon-I (김범준)
    Kim Beom-joon-I (김범준)
    Child Gi-joo (기주 아역)
    Jo Hee-jae (조희재)
    Child Min-ah (민아 아역)
    Lee Kyeong-cheol (이경철)
    Drunk (취객)
    Choi Jong-seon (최종선)
    Court inspector (법원 경위)
    Lee Jae-heon (이재헌)
    Medical officer (의무관)
  • Song Dong-hwan (송동환)
    Song Dong-hwan (송동환)
    Male rison officer 3 (남자교도관3)
    Kim Dae-hyeon (김대현)
    Male rison officer 4 (남자교도관4)
    Jeong Eun-hye (정은혜)
    Wardress 3 (여자교도관3)
    Yoon Sol (윤솔)
    Wardress 4 (여자교도관4)
    Kim Min-seong (김민성)
    Psychiatrist (정신과 의사)
    So Gwang-min (소광민)
    Obstetrician (산부인과 의사)
    Na Gwi-hwa (나귀화)
    Hotel girl (호텔 녀)
  • Kim Yeon-soo-I (김연수)
    Kim Yeon-soo-I (김연수)
    Room salon girl 1 (룸사롱 녀1)
    Choi Soo-yeon (최수연)
    Room salon girl 2 (룸사롱 녀2)
    Park Hye-yeong (박혜영)
    Room salon girl 3 (룸사롱 녀3)
    Oh Eun-ji (오은지)
    Namsan transgender girl (남산 젠더 녀)
    Lee Joon-ho (이준호)
    Man in gosiwon, accommodation for examinerE (조사관)
    Jeong Dong-seok (정동석)
    Neighborhood thug 1 (동네 불량배1)
    Kim Gi-joo (김기주)
    Neighborhood thug 2 (동네 불량배2)
    Park Hyo-jin (박효진)
    Female student's friend 1 (여학생 친구1)
    Lee Jeong-hee (이정희)
    Female student's friend 2 (여학생 친구2)
    Park Sang-woon (박상운)
    Newspaper man (신문남)
    Kim Min-seong (김민성)
    Voice heard over the telephone (전화목소리)
  • Jo Duk-je (조덕제)
    Jo Duk-je (조덕제)
    Judge - Cameo (판사)
  • Moon Kyeong-min (문경민)
    Moon Kyeong-min (문경민)
    Kang Pil-seong - Special appearance (강필성)
  • Sung Min-soo (성민수)
    Sung Min-soo (성민수)
    Jail manager - Special appearance (구치소장)
  • Choi Bum-ho (최범호)
    Choi Bum-ho (최범호)
    Warden - Special appearance (교도소장)

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Half (하프) - Movie

 Kim Se-yeon (김세연)
 Production department
 Park Jin-ha (박진하)
 Assistant director
 Choi Tae-hwan-I (최태환)
 Martial arts
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Airing dates : 2016/01/21

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