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Like A Virgin (천하장사 마돈나)

천하장사 마돈나 (Cheon-ha-jang-sa Ma-don-na)

Directed by Lee Hae-joon (이해준), Lee Hae-yeong (이해영)

Screenplay by ,

Comedy Drama

116min | Release date in South Korea :

Oh Dong-goo believes himself to be female. Although overweight and on the short side, he dreams of becoming the perfect some day, and he devotes himself to mimicking Madonna's singing and dancing after school. To cover the costs of transsexual surgery, he decides to enter a wrestling competition.


Like A Virgin | Cast

  • Ryu Deok-hwan (류덕환)
    Ryu Deok-hwan (류덕환)
    Fat boy Oh Dong-goo (뚱보 소년 오동구)
  • Kim Yun-seok (김윤석)
    Kim Yun-seok (김윤석)
    Dong-goo's father (동구 부)
  • Moon Se-yoon (문세윤)
    Moon Se-yoon (문세윤)
    Big guy 1 (덩치 1)
  • Lee Eon (이언)
    Lee Eon (이언)
    Ssireum [Korean wrestling] captain (씨름부 주장)
  • Park Young-seo (박영서)
    Park Young-seo (박영서)
    Jong-man (종만)
  • Yoon Won-suk (윤원석)
    Yoon Won-suk (윤원석)
    Big guy 3 (덩치 3)
  • Kim Yong-hoon (김용훈)
    Kim Yong-hoon (김용훈)
    Big guy 2 (덩치 2)
  • Kim Won-sik (김원식)
    Kim Won-sik (김원식)
    Oh Dong-cheol (오동철)
  • Jang Nam-yeol (장남열)
    Jang Nam-yeol (장남열)
    Homeroom teacher (담임선생)
    Yoo Seung-gyoo (유승규)
    Twin 1 (쌍둥이 1)
    Yoo Seung-min (유승민)
    Twin 2 (쌍둥이 2)
    Ahn Jong-hyeon (안종현)
    Kang Jae-wook (강재욱)
    Choi Yong-jeong (최용정)
    Woosung High School Ssireum [Korean wrestling] coach (우성고 씨름 감독)
    Kim Gyoon-hyeong (김균형)
    Woosung High School athlete 1 (우성고 선수 1)
    Kim Dae-gon (김대곤)
    Woosung High School athlete 2 (우성고 선수 2)
    Lee Han-gook (이한국)
    Woosung High School athlete 3 (우성고 선수 3)
    Sin Gyoo-seon (신규선)
    Woosung High School athlete 4 (우성고 선수 4)
  • Yoon Mi-young (윤미영)
    Yoon Mi-young (윤미영)
    Jin-cheol's wife (진철 부인)
  • Min Kyung-jin (민경진)
    Min Kyung-jin (민경진)
    Manager (소장)
    Seo Joo-won (서주원)
    Assistant (비서)
    Lee Joon-ik (이준익)
    Child in front of construction company (건설회사 앞 아이)
    Jeong Han-seung (정한승)
    Migrant worker 1 (이주 노동자 1)
    Dilawa Habid (딜라와하비브)
    Migrant worker 2 (이주 노동자 2)
    Ali Raja (알리라자)
    Migrant worker 3 (이주 노동자 3)
  • Kim Do-yun-I (김도연)
    Kim Do-yun-I (김도연)
    Fat employee (뚱녀 종업원)
    Park Tong-il (박통일)
    Jong-man's father (종만 아버지)
  • Lee Jae-gu (이재구)
    Lee Jae-gu (이재구)
    Work office employee (노동사무소 직원)
  • Kwon Jae-won (권재원)
    Kwon Jae-won (권재원)
    Lawyer (변호사)
  • Hong Ki-joon (홍기준)
    Hong Ki-joon (홍기준)
    Police (경찰)
  • Kwak Min-suk (곽민석)
    Kwak Min-suk (곽민석)
    Priest (목사)
    Jang Ji-yeong (장지영)
    Ssireum meeting commentator (씨름대회장 해설자)
    Jeong Myeong-joon (정명준)
    Ssireum meeting newscaster (씨름대회장 캐스터)
    Yoon Gwan-hee (윤관희)
    Ssireum meeting cometing athlete 1 (씨름대회장 상대 선수 1)
    Kim Yong-man (김용만)
    Ssireum meeting cometing athlete 2 (씨름대회장 상대 선수 2)
    Kim Min-jeong (김민정)
    Ssireum meeting cometing athlete 3 (씨름대회장 상대 선수 3)
    Park Min-gi (박민기)
    Ssireum meeting cometing athlete 4 (씨름대회장 상대 선수 4)
    Seo Joong-man (서중만)
    Ssireum meeting cometing athlete 5 (씨름대회장 상대 선수 5)
    Joo Jeong-hyeon (주정현)
    Ssireum meeting cometing athlete 6 (씨름대회장 상대 선수 6)
    Kim Jeong-oh (김정오)
    Ssireum meeting cometing athlete 7 (씨름대회장 상대 선수 7)
    Kim Hyeon-geun (김현근)
    Champion leaving (박차고나온놈이천하장사되겠네)
    Lee Soo-yeong (이수영)
    Referee (주심)
    Hwang Gyoo-cheol (황규철)
    Assistant referee 1 (부심 1)
    Jang Bo-geun (장보근)
    Assistant referee 2 (부심 2)
    Kim Joong-ja (김중자 무용단)
    dance company (무용단)
  • Kwon Oh-jin (권오진)
    Kwon Oh-jin (권오진)
    Workman (일꾼)
    Kim Bee (김비)
    Venue MC (공연장 사회자)
    Super Kidd (슈퍼키드)
    Venue band (공연장 밴드)
    HerCheck (허첵)
    Venue band (공연장 밴드)
    Zingo (징고)
    Venue band (공연장 밴드)
    Johnny Kim (좌니킴)
    Venue band (공연장 밴드)
    Heavy Porter (헤비포터)
    Venue band (공연장 밴드)
    Shukaka (슈카카)
    Venue band (공연장 밴드)
    Lee Yeong-jin (이영진)
    Venue chorus (공연장 코러스)
    Im In-seop (임인섭)
    Venue chorus (공연장 코러스)
    Kim Tae-joon (김태준)
    Venue chorus (공연장 코러스)
    Kim Gwang-min (김광민)
    Elementary school student Dong-goo (초등학생 동구)
    Sin Min-jeong (신민정)
    Subway woman (전철녀)
    Kim Ji-hye (김지혜)
    Bus startled woman (버스 흠칫녀)
    Sungkyunkwan University have hip-hop club (성균관대 힙합동아리 꾼)
    Freedom Park hip-hop boys (자유공원 힙합보이들)
    Cha Joo-han (차주한)
    Meat buffet owner (고기부페 주인)
    Song Seon-chan (송선찬)
    Meat buffet owner (고기부페 주인)
    Jeong Yoon-hee (정윤희)
    Honorable slim man (명보성 날씬 종업원)
    Jeong Doo-hwan (정두환)
    President's driver (사장 운전기사)
    Hwang Byeong-jik (황병직)
    Club dance man (클럽댄스남)
    Tsuyoshi Kusanagi (草なぎ剛 )
    Japanese teacher - Special appearance (일어 선생님)
  • Baek Yoon-sik (백윤식)
    Baek Yoon-sik (백윤식)
    Ssireum [Korean wrestling] coach - Special appearance (씨름부 감독)
  • Lee Sang-ah (이상아)
    Lee Sang-ah (이상아)
    Dong-goo's mother - Special appearance (동구 모)
  • Choi Jung-woo (최정우)
    Choi Jung-woo (최정우)
    President - Special appearance (사장)
  • Oh Yoon-hong (오윤홍)
    Oh Yoon-hong (오윤홍)
    President's wife - Special appearance (사장 부인)
  • Kim Kyung-ik (김경익)
    Kim Kyung-ik (김경익)
    Jin-cheol - Special appearance (진철)
  • Lee Ji-wan (이지완)
    Lee Ji-wan (이지완)

Like A Virgin | HanCinema Reviews

  • [HanCinema's Film Review] "Like a Virgin" + DVD Giveaway

    Dong-goo (played by Ryu Deok-hwan) is a pudgy yet strong teenage boy who idolizes Madonna and eagerly looks forward to the day when he's able to scrape enough money together to afford gender reassignment surgery. Dong-goo discovers that there's quite a bit of scholarship money to be had by competing in traditional Korean wrestling (씨름), which involves participants trying to lift each other up by the belt and knocking them down to the ground. Hm, yes, if nothing else "Like A Virgin" certainly gets points for its rather creative premise,...More

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 Produced by
 Cha Seung-jae (차승재)
 Kim Mi-hee (김미희)
Sidus FHN (싸이더스FHN)
CJ Entertainment (CJ Entertainment)
 Kim Hong-jib (김홍집)
 Score composer
 Nam Na-yeong (남나영)
 Son Jeong-woo (손정우)
 Production department
Technical Information
116 min 35mm Cinemascope (2.35)
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US$ 2.5M
Festival(s) & award(s)
Sales or release dates & Box Office
Airing dates : 2006/08/31
South Korean Box Office
Source : &
As of 2006.09.24 : 571,034 admissions (total)
As of 2006.09.17 : 541,731 admissions (total)
As of 2006.09.10 : 419,312 admissions (total)
As of 2006.09.03 : 212,345 admissions (total)

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i loved this movie! i like the way the subject is confronted, the character is so lovable!
2008-08-04 17:28:02
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