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Re-encounter (혜화,동)

혜화,동 (Hye-hwa, Dong)

Directed by Min Yong-keun (민용근)

Screenplay by


108min | Release date in South Korea :

Previously known "Hye-hwa, Child" on HanCinema
To recover memories from five years ago…
Can our story start again?
18 year-old Hye-hwa and Han-soo were lovers but as soon as Hye-hwa got pregnant Han-soo disappeared completely. Five years later, Han-soo suddenly appears in front of Hye-hwa and the two of them find out their baby is still alive. Hye-hwa doesn’t believe Han-soo. However, after finding out her child had been adopted, she can’t help but weaken.

“Re-encounter” drew favorable reviews from critics and audiences alike when it was screened at film festivals last year.

At the 15th Pusan International Film Festival it won Best Director in the Korean Cinema Today: Vision section and at the 36th Seoul Independent Film Festival it won Best Picture, the Independent Star Award (actress) and the Kodak Award.

The film follows the story of Hye-hwa (Yoo Da-in) and Han-soo (Yoo Yeon-seok).

The two fall in love at 18, but when Hye-hwa reports she is pregnant Han-soo disappears to Canada.

Five years later, Han-soo shows up with the news that their child, who Hye-hwa was told died in childbirth, is alive and has been adopted.

Hye-hwa is struck upon learning the news, and she is forced to relive the pain of her past, but in the end she decides to search for her child.

Director Min Yong-geun, who also wrote the script, took a risk in deciding not to rely upon top stars to tell his story.

The actors’ talents shine through and their performances were well-received by film critics.

The movie hits theaters on Feb. 17. The Korean title of the film, “Hye-hwa, Dong,” is not related to the Hyehwa-dong neighborhood in central Seoul.


Re-encounter | Cast

  • Yoo Da-in (유다인)
    Yoo Da-in (유다인)
    Hye-hwa (혜화)
  • Yoo Yeon-seok (유연석)
    Yoo Yeon-seok (유연석)
    Han-soo (한수)
  • Park Hyuk-kwon (박혁권)
    Park Hyuk-kwon (박혁권)
    Jeong-heon (정헌)
  • Kim Joo-ryeong (김주령)
    Kim Joo-ryeong (김주령)
    Hwa-yeong (화영)
  • Choi Hee-won (최희원)
    Choi Hee-won (최희원)
    Na-yeon/Choo Byeong-wook's daughter (나연/추병욱 딸)
  • Jung Jae-min (정재민)
    Jung Jae-min (정재민)
    Hyeon-woong (현웅)
  • Son Young-soon (손영순)
    Son Young-soon (손영순)
    Hye-hwa's mother (혜화 모)
  • Gil Hae-yeon (길해연)
    Gil Hae-yeon (길해연)
    Han-soo's mother (한수 모)
  • Park Sung-yeon (박성연)
    Park Sung-yeon (박성연)
    Han-soo's elder sister (한수 누나)
    Park Seong-joon (박성준)
    Choo Byeong-wook (추병욱)
    Lee Jin-sook (이진숙)
    Choo Byeong-wook's wife (추병욱 아내)
  • Jo Duk-je (조덕제)
    Jo Duk-je (조덕제)
    Soo-ho (수호)
    Byeol Nim-i (별님이)
    Tal Jang-gyeon (탈장견)
    Kim Tae-in (김태인)
    Kindergarten director (유치원 원장)
  • Kwon Oh-jin (권오진)
    Kwon Oh-jin (권오진)
    Dog fancier (개장수)
    Goo Jae-yeon (구재연)
    Cheol Geo-chon middle aged woman (철거촌 아줌마)
  • Lee Seon-joo (이선주)
    Lee Seon-joo (이선주)
    Dog adoption lady (개 입양 아줌마)
  • Park Jin-soo (박진수)
    Park Jin-soo (박진수)
    Parking valet 1 (주차요원 1)
  • Jung Soon-won (정순원)
    Jung Soon-won (정순원)
    Parking valet 2 (주차요원 2)
  • Choi Sung-joon (최성준)
    Choi Sung-joon (최성준)
    Doctor (의사)
    Han Seo-yoon (한서윤)
    Nurse 1 (간호사 1)
    Jeong Kyeong-hee (정경희)
    Nurse 2 (간호사 2)
  • Jang Liu (장리우)
    Jang Liu (장리우)
    Newborn unit nurse (신생아실 간호사)
    Kim Dae-joong (김대중)
    Band bass (밴드 베이스)
    Seo Myeong-gook (서명국)
    Band keyboard (밴드 키보드)
    Kim Jong-kwon (김종권)
    Bnd drum (밴드 드럼)
  • Ri Woo-jin (리우진)
    Ri Woo-jin (리우진)
    Detective 1 (형사 1)
  • Nah Hyeon (나현)
    Nah Hyeon (나현)
    Detective 2 (형사 2)
    Lee Seong-eun (이성은)
    Han-soo's elder brother-in-law (한수 매형)
    Kim Soo-hyeon (김수현)
    Han-soo' elder sister's baby (한수 누나 아기)
    Oh Oon-baek (오운백)
    Overlock grandfather (오바로크 할아버지)
    Lee Hyeon-joo (이현주)
    Animal hospital guest (동물병원 손님)
    No Yeong-ae (노영애)
    Soo-ho's wife (수호 아내)
    Kim Na-yeon (김나연)
    Dog adoption child 1 (강아지 입양 아이 1)
    Kim Joo-yeon (김주연)
    Dog adoption child 2 (강아지 입양 아이 2)
    Sin Ji-min (신지민)
    Police 1 (경찰 1)
    Jin Jong-min (진종민)
    Police 2 (경찰 2)
  • Kim Yu-jin (김유진)
    Kim Yu-jin (김유진)
    Kindergarten teacher 1 (유치원 교사 1)
    Ahn Yoo-mi (안유미)
    Kindergarten teacher 2 (유치원 교사 2)
    Heo Cha-min (허차민)
    Kindergarten teacher 3 (유치원 교사 3)
    Bae Mi-joo (배미주)
    Kindergarten teacher 4 (유치원 교사 4)
    Remeikis Amy Louisa (리메이키스 에이미 루이자)
    Foreign teacher (외국인 교사)
    Kang Sin (강신)
    Male high school student 1 (남고생 1)
    Ji Yong-do (지용도)
    Male high school student man 2 (남고생 2)
    Lee Woo-jeong (이우정)
    Female high school student 1 (여고생 1)
    Han In-mi (한인미)
    Female high school student 2 (여고생 2)
    Jo Hyeon-seo (조현서)
    Nursery baby (신생아실 아기)
  • Wi Hyun-tae (위현태)
    Wi Hyun-tae (위현태)

Re-encounter | HanCinema Reviews

  • [HanCinema's Film Review] "Re-encounter"

    Min Yong-keun's "Re-encounter" is a story about allowing oneself to reopen closed doors and to face the shadows of our past. Despair may run thick through the film and you will have to wait till the final scene to see if there is any chance of hope in this grey and somber melodrama. "Re-encounter" was awarded Best Picture at the 36th Seoul Independent Film Festival; it also scooped the Best Director awards at the 15th Pusan International Film Festival.,...More

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 Nah Hyeon (나현)
 Production department
 Sin Jong-hoon-I (신종훈)
 Assistant director
 Lee Chung-ryoul (이충렬)
 Production department
 So Joon-moon (소준문)
 Making of
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Airing dates : 2011/02/17
South Korean Box Office
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As of 2012.04.15 : 11 365 admissions (total)
As of 2011.04.03 : 10,109 admissions (total)
As of 2011.03.27 : 9,669 admissions (total)
As of 2011.03.20 : 8,891 admissions (total)
As of 2011.03.13 : 7,982 admissions (total)
As of 2011.03.06 : 6,786 admissions (total)
As of 2011.02.27 : 4,452 admissions (total)
As of 2011.02.20 : 2,170 admissions (total)

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