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MAL-MO-E: The Secret Mission (말모이)

말모이 (mal-mo-i)

Directed by Eom Yoo-na (엄유나)

Screenplay by

Drama

135min | Release date in South Korea :

Started filming: 2018/04/01
Wrapped up filming: 2018/07/15
Synopsis
During the Japanese occupation, two men travel across the country compiling the first Korean language dictionary.

MAL-MO-E: The Secret Mission | Cast

  • Yoo Hae-jin (유해진)
    Yoo Hae-jin (유해진)
    Kim Pan-soo (김판수)
  • Yoon Kye-sang (윤계상)
    Yoon Kye-sang (윤계상)
    Ryoo Jeong-hwan (류정환)
  • Kim Hong-pa (김홍파)
    Kim Hong-pa (김홍파)
    Jo Gap-yoon (조갑윤)
  • Woo Hyun (우현)
    Woo Hyun (우현)
    Im Dong-ik (임동익)
  • Kim Tae-hoon (김태훈)
    Kim Tae-hoon (김태훈)
    Park Hoon (박훈)
  • Kim Sun-young-III (김선영)
    Kim Sun-young-III (김선영)
    Goo Ja-yeong (구자영)
  • Min Jin-woong (민진웅)
    Min Jin-woong (민진웅)
    Min Woo-cheol (민우철)
  • Song Young-chang (송영창)
    Song Young-chang (송영창)
    Ryoo Wan-taek (류완택)
  • Heo Sung-tae (허성태)
    Heo Sung-tae (허성태)
    Ueda (우에다)
  • Lee Sung-wook-I (이성욱)
    Lee Sung-wook-I (이성욱)
    Jang Choon-sam (장춘삼)
  • Cho Hyun-chul (조현철)
    Cho Hyun-chul (조현철)
    Park Bong-doo (박봉두)
  • Jo Hyun-do (조현도)
    Jo Hyun-do (조현도)
    Kim Deok-jin (김덕진)
  • Park Ye-na (박예나)
    Park Ye-na (박예나)
    Kim Soon-hee (김순희)
  • Song Boo-gun (송부건)
    Song Boo-gun (송부건)
    Kawamoto (가와모토)
  • Lee Seo-hwan (이서환)
    Lee Seo-hwan (이서환)
    Head of department Lee (이부장)
  • Lee Ho-chul (이호철)
    Lee Ho-chul (이호철)
    Head of design department (기도부장)
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    Park Kyeong-geun (박경근)
    Head of signboard department (간판부장)
  • Yoo Soon-woong (유순웅)
    Yoo Soon-woong (유순웅)
    Hamgyong province teacher (함경도 교사)
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    Baek Kyeong-yoon (백경윤)
    Hwanghae province teacher (황해도 교사)
  • Lee Dong-yong (이동용)
    Lee Dong-yong (이동용)
    Kyungsang province teacher (경상도 교사)
  • Chae Dong-hyun (채동현)
    Chae Dong-hyun (채동현)
    Jeolla province teacher (전라도 교사)
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    Seo Yeong-joo (서영주)
    Jeolla province teacher (충청도 교사)
  •  
    Kim Nam-hoon (김남훈)
    Gangwon province teacher (강원도 교사)
  • Jung Gi-sub (정기섭)
    Jung Gi-sub (정기섭)
    Deok-jin's home room teacher (덕진 담임 교사)
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    Kim Do-yeop (김도엽)
    Nam-cheol (남철)
  • Jeon Jin-ki (전진기)
    Jeon Jin-ki (전진기)
    Inspector general for Political Affairs (정무총감)
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    Jeon Byeong-deok (전병덕)
    Federation director (연맹이사)
  •  
    Lee Yeong-ho (이영호)
    Haeju night school teacher 1 (해주야학 교사1)
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    Goo Min-hyeok (구민혁)
    Haeju night school teacher 2 (해주야학 교사2)
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    Kim Moon-sik (김문식)
    Pan-soo's house mailman (판수집 우체부)
  • Oh Hee-joon (오희준)
    Oh Hee-joon (오희준)
    Mailman Che Sin-gook (체신국 우체부)
  • Lee Jang-yoo (이장유)
    Lee Jang-yoo (이장유)
    Kyungsung station warehouse employee (경성역 창고 직원)
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    Jo Yoo-sin (조유신)
    Tank Japanese man 1 (전차 일본인 사내1)
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    Kim Dae-hyeon (김대현)
    Tank Japanese man 2 (전차 일본인 사내2)
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    Lee Hyeon-geol (이현걸)
    Seodaemun prison guard (서대문형무소 교도관)
  • Kwon Hyuk (권혁)
    Kwon Hyuk (권혁)
    Kyungsung station Japanese man (경성역 일본남)
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    Kang Jeon-yeong (강전영)
    Reporting police (보고 경찰)
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    Song Hyeong-soo (송형수)
    Ryoo Wan-taek's assistant (류완택 비서)
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    Lee Sae-ro (이새로미)
    Stand-up bar owner (선술집 주인)
  •  
    Kim Gyoo-baek (김규백)
    Pan-soo's clique Pyongyang (판수패거리 평양)
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    Seo Moon-ho (서문호)
    Pan-soo's clique Hyesan (판수패거리 혜산)
  •  
    No Yeong-joo (노영주)
    Pan-soo's clique Buyeo (판수패거리 부여)
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    Jo Seung-goo (조승구)
    Pan-soo's clique Hamheung (판수패거리 함흥)
  • Yoon Young-kyun (윤영균)
    Yoon Young-kyun (윤영균)
    Pan-soo's clique Andong (판수패거리 안동)
  • Kim Chul-moo (김철무)
    Kim Chul-moo (김철무)
    Pan-soo's clique Gangneung (판수패거리 강릉)
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    Oh Kyeong-min (오경민)
    Pan-soo's clique Onyang (판수패거리 온양)
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    Lee Da-il (이다일)
    Pan-soo's clique Passage Jeju (판수패거리 제주)
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    Choi Yoon-bin (최윤빈)
    Pan-soo's clique Busan (판수패거리 부산)
  •  
    Lee Dong-hyeon (이동현)
    Pan-soo's clique Uiseong (판수패거리 의성)
  •  
    Jo Seok-in (조석인)
    Pan-soo's clique Goseong (판수패거리 고성)
  •  
    Park Won-seok (박원석)
    Pan-soo's clique Mokpo (판수패거리 목포)
  •  
    Cha Joon-seo (차준서)
    Lambdoid female student (시옷 여학생)
  •  
    Goo Joon-woo (구준우)
    Park Gil-nam (박길남)
  •  
    Lee Kang-woo (이강우)
    Park Gil-nam's elder brother (박길남 형)
  • Kim Tae-yool (김태율)
    Kim Tae-yool (김태율)
    Dandelion student 1 (민들레 학생1)
  •  
    Jo Soo-bin (조수빈)
    Dandelion student 2 (민들레 학생2)
  •  
    Jo Yong-jin (조용진)
    Deok-jin's friend 1 (덕진 친구1)
  •  
    Song Ji-ho (송지호)
    Drafting student 1 (징병 학생1)
  •  
    Kim Se-han (김세한)
    Drafting student 2 (징병 학생2)
  •  
    Ji Won-ho (지원호)
    Drafting student 3 (징병 학생3)
  •  
    Kim Min-seok (김민석)
    Drafting student 4 (징병 학생4)
  •  
    Yoon Joon-yeol (윤준열)
    Drafting student 6 (징병 학생5)
  •  
    Seo Yeong-jae (서영재)
    Hallway student (복도 학생)
  •  
    Jeong Won (정원)
    Rickshaw magazine student (인력거 잡지 학생)
  •  
    Park Joon-hee (박준희)
    Love doctor child 1 (사랑의사 아이1)
  •  
    Yoon Joon-sang (윤준상)
    Love doctor child 2 (사랑의사 아이2)
  •  
    Go Jae-won (고재원)
    Love doctor child 3 (사랑의사 아이3)
  • Yoo Sang-jae (유상재)
    Yoo Sang-jae (유상재)
    North Manchuria Japanese officer (북만주 일본장교)
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    Lee Yook-heon (이육헌)
    Japanese sign shop boss (일본어 간판 가게 사장)
  •  
    Sin Jae-yeong (신재영)
    Hat store owner (모자가게 주인)
  •  
    Jeong Im-seop (정임섭)
    Kyungsung station ticket officer (경성역 매표소 직원)
  •  
    Kim Dong-hyo (김동효)
    Kyungsung station rickshaw-puller (경성역 인력거꾼)
  •  
    Kang Tae-soo (강태수)
    Train snack arm (기차 간식팔이)
  •  
    Kim Seo-yoon (김서윤)
    Kim In-ok (김인옥)
  •  
    Yoon Joon-ho (윤준호)
    Police chief (경찰 간부)
  •  
    Kim Hak-choong (김학충)
    Military police executive (헌병 간부)
  •  
    Oh Gyoo-taek (오규택)
    Next seat newspaper passenger (옆자리 신문 승객)
  •  
    Im Soo-ji (임수지)
    Next seat female passenger (옆자리 여승객)
  •  
    Park Seong-yong (박성용)
    Poster Japanese officer (포스터 일본장교)
  •  
    Jo Seong-oon (조성운)
    Bookstore baby customer (책방 아기손님)
  •  
    Kim Han-bit (김한빛)
    Tank driver (전차 기사)
  •  
    Han Dae-hoon (한대훈)
    Warehouse Japan police (창고 일본경찰)
  •  
    Yoo Yong-hee (유용희)
    Bicycle dealer (자전거 상인)
  •  
    Kang Yoo-mi (강유미)
    Kyungsung station broadcast / Japanese crowd recording (경성역 방송 / 일본인 군중 녹음)
  •  
    Myeong In-ho (명인호)
    Soldier recording (병정님 군인 녹음)
  •  
    Seon Seung-soo (선승수)
    Police recording (경찰 녹음)
  •  
    Park Yeong-seo (박영서)
    Children's song half moon recording (동요 반달 녹음)
  •  
    Shinsuke Fujimoto (후지모토 신스케)
    Japanese crowd recording (일본인 군중 녹음)
  •  
    Yoneda Sachiko (요네다 사치코)
    Japanese crowd recording (일본인 군중 녹음)
  •  
    Kawakami Eriko (카와카미 에리코)
    Japanese crowd recording (일본인 군중 녹음)
  •  
    Kim Gil-beom (김길범)
    Japanese crowd recording (일본인 군중 녹음)
  •  
    Kaneko Shinichi (가네코 신이치)
    Japanese crowd recording (일본인 군중 녹음)
  • Lee Jung-eun-II (이정은)
    Lee Jung-eun-II (이정은)
    Jeju teacher - Cameo (제주도 교사)
  • Choi Gwi-hwa (최귀화)
    Choi Gwi-hwa (최귀화)
    Bookstore mailman - Cameo (책방 우체부)
  • Yoon Kyung-ho (윤경호)
    Yoon Kyung-ho (윤경호)
    Optician's boss - Cameo (안경점 사장)
  • Yoo Eun-mi (유은미)
    Yoo Eun-mi (유은미)
    Middle school student Soon-hee - Cameo (중학생 순희)
  • Ye Soo-jung (예수정)
    Ye Soo-jung (예수정)
    Jo Gap-yoon's wife - Special appearance (조갑윤 부인)
  • Yoo Jae-myung (유재명)
    Yoo Jae-myung (유재명)
    Kim Doo-bong - Special appearance (김두봉)
  • Kim Dong-young (김동영)
    Kim Dong-young (김동영)
    Adult Deok-jin - Special appearance (성인 덕진)

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    2019/01/26
    During the latter years of the Japanese Occupation the Korean language is not quite banned. Still, the Japanese who rule Korea would rather their subjects not speak it. The chief exception to this rule is for language scholars who are studying Korean academically. Or at least, that's what they want the Japanese to think. In reality Gap-yoon (played by Kim Hong-pa) is putting together a team of cunning linguists to publish and distribute a secret dictionary,...More

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Staff
 Choi Young-hwan (최영환)
 Cinematographer
 Jo Yeong-wook (조영욱)
 Score composer
 Seo ji-oh (서지오)
 Martial arts team
 Lee Sang-min-II (이상민)
 Martial arts team
 Yoo Sang-seob (유상섭)
 Martial arts
 Kim Sang-beom (김상범)
 Editor
 Yoon Hee-sun (윤희선)
 Make-up
 Oh Hee-joon (오희준)
 Dialect/accent coach
 Jang Hee-seon (장희선)
 Making of
Technical Information
135 min 
Festival(s) & award(s)
Sales or release dates & Box Office
Airing dates : 2019/01/09
South Korean Box Office
Source : www.cine21.com & www.kobis.or.kr
As of 2019.04.14 : 2 864 583 admissions (total)
As of 2019.03.24 : 2 863 417 admissions (total)
As of 2019.03.03 : 2 861 343 admissions (total)
As of 2019.02.24 : 2 860 694 admissions (total)
As of 2019.02.17 : 2 856 162 admissions (total)
As of 2019.02.10 : 2 848 754 admissions (total)
As of 2019.02.03 : 2 783 560 admissions (total)
As of 2019.01.27 : 2 657 885 admissions (total)
As of 2019.01.20 : 2 225 355 admissions (total)
As of 2019.01.13 : 1 185 837 admissions (total)
As of 2019.01.06 : 152 183 admissions (total)
As of 2018.12.30 : 53 364 admissions (total)
As of 2018.12.23 : 45 342 admissions (total)

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