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Once Upon a Time (원스 어폰 어 타임)

원스 어폰 어 타임 (Won-seu Eo-pon Eo Ta-im)

Directed by Jeong Yong-ki (정용기)

Screenplay by

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123min | Release date in South Korea :

Also known as "Once Upon A Time In Corea"
Synopsis
In the 1940's under the Japan's colonial rule, Bong-gu, a swindler, and Chun-ja, a jazz singer, are both after ``the Light of the East,'' a diamond on the Buddhist statue in Seokguram cave. However, Japan's head gets it and he holds a party to celebrate and move it to Japan as soon as possible. Bong-gu and Chun-ja participate to steal 'the Light of the East'.

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    • [HanCinema's Film Review + Video] "Once Upon a Time": A Rough Diamond Delight

      2014/11/01
      On 6 August 1945 Prince Wu (the last remaining member of Korea's imperial family) was horseback riding to work in Hiroshima when, 44.4 seconds after a perfectly planned 08:15 release, America's 'Little Boy' and its uranium payload cruelly crushed any hopes of a royal revival. "Once Upon a Time" (2008) is set around these landmark lessons from WWII, and follows a revolutionary swindler (Park Yong-woo as Bong-goo) and a jazzy cat burglar (Choon-ja played by Lee Bo-young) as they con and scratch over a mythical diamond: "The Light of the East", 300k of coal from Korea's proud Silla dynasty (57 BCE – 935 CE), and the slippery object of desire driving this entertaining and edgy heist flick,...More

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    Staff
     Jeong Yong-ki (정용기)
     Adaptation/Dramatization
     Kim Sun-min (김선민)
     Editor
     Hong Seung-wan (홍승완)
     Lighting/cinematography department
     Jo Seon-ho (조선호)
     Assistant director
     Ahn Sang-hyeon (안상현)
     Special effets team
     Ahn Sang-hoon-I (안상훈)
     Marketing department
     Shin Yoo-ram (신유람)
     Martial arts team
     Lee Hee-seop (이희섭)
     Cinematographer B team
     Jeon Woo-jae (전우재)
     Martial arts team
     Inan (이난)
     Poster photographer
    Technical Information
    123 min 35mm Cinemascope (2.35)
    Web site
    www.onceuponatime.kr...
    Festival(s) & award(s)
    Sales or release dates & Box Office
    Release date in South Korea : 2008/01/31
    South Korean Box Office
    Source : www.cine21.com & www.kobis.or.kr
    As of 2008.02.24 : 1,529,693 admissions (total)
    As of 2008.02.17 : 1,411,711 admissions (total)
    As of 2008.02.10 : 1,161,590 admissions (total)
    As of 2008.02.03 : 353,826 admissions (total)

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