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My Piano (호로비츠를 위하여)

호로비츠를 위하여 (Ho-ro-bi-cheu-leul Wi-ha-yeo)

Directed by Kwon Hyeong-jin (권형진)

Screenplay by , ,


108min | Release date in South Korea :

Alternative title : "For Horowitz"
KIM Ji-su is a 31-year-old single woman who once wanted to become a famous pianist like Horowitz. Her dream was shattered but she was able to go on by teaching children to play piano. One day, she discovers a young boy Gyung-min, is a musical genius. She starts to give him intensive music lessons, preparing him for competition, but it does not turn out well. But later, when all seems lost, Ji-su is utterly shocked when she realizes that Gyung-min carries a secret that will change her life forever.


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    "Ant-man" enjoys a second weekend at the top... For the second week in a row Marvel's "Ant-Man" topped the South Korea box office and has now moved its total tally to 2.3 million admissions ($16 million). Release in Korea on the third, "Ant-Man" continues the superhero trend by bringing international audiences another incredible character from the Marvel's inexhaustible universe of heroes. Last weekend the film opened in first by capturing over 45% of the box office pie, and week two for Marvel's mighty mini man saw it retain the top spot by claiming 40.8% of sales (695 thousand admissions). Although a foreign flick topped the weekend's list of top performers, the home team occupied positions two through sixth with a variety of compelling local features, some of which are still writing their names into the record books,...More
  • [HanCinema's Film Review] "My Piano"

    Ji-soo (played by Uhm Jung-hwa) is an assertive ambitious woman who has recently come to accept the fact that she'll never be a world-renowned pianist. It's not her fault- Ji-soo has the talent, but inevitably her working class family ran out of the funds necessary to support this dream. So now Ji-soo has to accept a substitute fantasy- to simply be the piano teacher of a child who will later become a world-renowned pianist. But this aspiration, too, is hobbled by the fact that Ji-soo lacks access to young virtuosos. Also she doesn't particularly like children,...More
  • K-Cinema: For Horowitz (My Piano)

    2012/09/17, Source
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    2010/01/14, Source
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    2007/06/12, Source
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    2007/06/05, Source
    One of South Korea's top two annual film awards ceremonies will take place June 8th in the city of Daejeon. The 44th Grand Bell Awards, which is televised nationally, will be accompanied by the week long Daejeon Film Festival which will showcase 66 domestic films including last year's sensational <,...More
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    For Horowitz (Horowitz-rul Wihayo) ("My Piano")

    Seoul Selection Bookstore
    11:00 A.M. SATURDAY

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    By Kim Tae-jong
    Staff Reporter

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    2006/08/10, Source
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    Staff Reporter

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  • An Emotional Tour de Force for Uhm Jung-hwa
    2006/05/26, Source
    Uhm Jung-hwa Wows Moviegoers With Her Versatility

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  • 'My Piano,' Neither Good Nor Bad

    2006/05/25, Source
    By Kim Tae-jong
    Staff Reporter

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  • Uhm Breaks Stereotype in New Movie
    2006/05/10, Source
    By Kim Tae-jong
    Staff Reporter

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  • A War of Films This Spring
    2006/04/23, Source
    Local Human Dramas Compete With Hollywood Blockbusters

    By Kim Tae-jong
    Staff Reporter

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 Produced by
 Cha Seung-jae (차승재)
 Kim Mi-hee (김미희)
MBC (MBC), Sidus FHN (싸이더스FHN)
Showbox (쇼박스)
 Lee Jeong-won (이정원)
 Assistant director
 Lee Byeong-woo (이병우)
 Score composer
 Hwang Yoo-sik (황유식)
 Directing department
 Kim Hyojung (김효정)
 Production department
 Han Soo-bong (한수봉)
 Directing department
 Ko Soo-bok (고수복)
 Lighting/cinematography department
 Hwang Seong-wook (황성욱)
 Cinematographer B team
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108 min 35mm Cinemascope (2.35)
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US$ 2.5 M
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Release date in South Korea : 2006/05/25
South Korean Box Office
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As of 2006.06.11 : 418,081 admissions (total)
As of 2006.06.04 : 333,091 admissions (total)
As of 2006.05.28 : 189,180 admissions (total)

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haven't seen it yet but looks like an interesting movie though...
2007-11-20 08:00:58
2007-01-09 20:07:18
i havn't watched this one yet but it seems like it is a beautiful movie ^^
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