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Runaway from Home (집 나온 남자들)

집 나온 남자들 (Jib Na-on Nam-ja-deul)

Directed by Lee Ha (이하)

Screenplay by


108min | Release date in South Korea :

Also known as "Looking for My Wife"
Popular music critic Seong-hee (Ji Jin-hee) publicly requests a divorce from his wife Yeong-sim during a live radio show. He sets off on a trip with his old friend Dong-min (Yang Ik-joon), but heads back home, worried that Yeong-sim may be in shock. But he discovers a letter from Yeong-sim, who had already left him before his radio show. He forces Dong-min to help him track down his wife, guided by a cell phone Yeong-sim used 10 years ago and clues provided by a fortuneteller and a conman (Lee Moon-sik) who claims to be her brother.


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  • [HanCinema's Film Review] "Runaway From Home" + DVD Giveaway

    Seong-hee (played by Ji Jin-hee) is a music critic who's a bit of a snobbish jerk. Observe how he requests a divorce from his wife Yeong-sin (played by Kim Yeo-jin) in a public context, and is then hilariously upended by her own inconsiderate plans ahead of time that Seong-hee failed to properly acknowledge. A pity Seong-hee's not as smart as he thinks. So it is that Seong-hee must team up with his best friend Dong-min (played by Yang Ik-june), who as Yeong-sin's ex-boyfriend, has a few leads,...More
  • [INTERVIEW] Actress Kim Gyu-ri

    2010/11/12, Source
    Actress Kim Gyu-ri acts a scene from KBS "Drama Special - Just Say It!" at the broadcaster's drama set in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea on November 8, 2010. [Chae Ki-won/10Asia] She has an interesting filmography. One who sees it may thinking time is going backwards for actressKim Gyu-ri . She made her debut playing Park Na-ri, one of the main characters, in KBS' TV "School" and took on the female lead in MBC's "I Love You Hyun-jung" and "Young-Jae's Golden Days" but recently has taken on memorable yet small roles in "Five Senses of Eros", "Runaway from Home" and "Ha Ha Ha". 10Asia was curious to know the mindset of the actress who recently starred in MBC's one-act drama "Best Theatre - We Teach Love" and now KBS' "Drama Special - Just Say It!",...More
  • Ji Jin-hee says "happy to break stereotype" as a king

    2010/05/07, Source
    Joint press interview with the cast of MBC TV series "Dong Yi" Korean actor Ji Jin-hee on the set of TV series "Dong Yi" [MBC]  Ji Jin-hee says he is "happy to break stereotype" playing a king The introduction of the "adorable King Sook-jong" was a landmark event for MBC TV series "Dong Yi" and the history of traditional dramas on the small screen. King Sook-jong is shown as a king who showers his royal blessings upon his servant court ladies with a bright smile, and one who runs around freely when he goes outside the palace walls for the first time. While the new character might have been born from director Lee Byeong-hoon's reinterpretation and writer Kim I-yeong's script, it was actor Ji Jin-hee who completed the transformation. We met the actor, who is showing new potential as a comic actor through KBS TV series "He Who Can't Marry" and film "Runaway from Home", at the joint press interview held May 6 on the Yong-in set of "Dong Yi",...More
  • "Clash of the Titans" topples box office again

    2010/04/12, Source
    Hollywood action picture "Clash of the Titans" [Warner Brothers Picture] Hollywood mythical picture "Clash of the Titans" proved unstoppable at the Korean box office in its second weekend, beating out nearly a handful of local and U.S. releases. Estimates by the Korean Box Office System (KOBIS) on Monday revealed that "Titans" brought in 553,401 admissions during the weekend of April 9 to 11 to remain the most-watched film in the country,...More
  • Yang Breathlessly Returns With Comedy

    2010/04/11, Source
    By Lee Hyo-won
    Staff Reporter

    He seemed a little out of breath from running around the film festival circuit.

    A year since making a mark on the cinema map with,...
  • [INTERVIEW] Director-actor Yang Ik-june - Part 1

    2010/04/09, Source
    Director and actor Yang Ik-june [Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia] "This interview doesn't do me any good -- it's for the production company and the press", Yang Ik-june said with a grin at the start of his interview. He was referring to his latest film "Runaway from Home" released April 8. The remark could have killed the atmosphere had it been said by any other, but rather helped to ease and loosen up both parties when said by the free-spirited actor and director, known for his goofy and easy-going ways. At the same time, this same man swept international acclaims last year with his feature debut "Breathless" which he starred in as a bitter and abusive debt collector. Yang spoke with 10Asia to reveal the utterly frank truth behind his filmmaking and acting career,...More
  • [INTERVIEW] Director-actor Yang Ik-june - Part 2

    2010/04/09, Source
    Director and actor Yang Ik-june [Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia]   10: The violence shown in "Breathless" was breathtaking -- there are plenty of films which are much more cruel and use more foul language, but the violence in your movie seemed to be much closer to what really happens in reality. That's why, while watching the film, I became increasingly curious of who you are too. Yang Ik-june: I've lived my life suffering a lot -- to the extent I'll seem idiotic. When I was serving in the army, my senior did all sorts of things to me. But I put up with it for a while until I started thinking that it was wrong. No is no. That's why I have to keep thinking. I have to figure out how I'm going to live a more healthy and free life because no one else will do it for me. That's why I'm trying to exercise my right to speak as much as I can. I become too stressed when I go home when I put with whoever distresses me for no reason. I regret not having said anything before. (laugh) It still happens to me a lot so I've come up with a plan to cope with it. 10: What is it? Yang: I once went to a coffee shop and asked if their outdoor terrace had an electric socket. The waiter answered 'probably' so I asked him to ask the manager. I felt so strange -- I had asked if there was one or not but probably? We might have clashed if I had asked him 'Is there one or not?' But you can't exactly say that his answer was extremely rude. So using my method, I opened a notebook, wrote the month and date and wrote down what I did and how the waiter answered,...More
  • [ChanMi's movie news] Ji Jin-hee's new movie "Runaway from Home"

    2010/04/02, Source
    Actor Ji Jin-hee has been at the press release for the new film, "Runaway from Home". He said that there have been sad news in celebrity news and hopes that this movie will be able to bring cheerful mood to the audience again. Ji Jin-hee wil be Ji Seunghee the childish yet wealthy character who will be very comic. He said that this movie will show a very different image of him. His character will be searching for hi,...More
  • Press conference for film "Runaway from Home"

    2010/04/02, Source
    From left to right: Director Lee Ha, actors Yang Ik-june, Ji Jin-hee and Lee Moon-sik from the press conference "Runaway from Home" [Lee Jin-hyuk/10Asia] Three men have come together to find the wife who left home. The three men consisting of Sung-hee (played by Ji Jin-hee) who on the outside looks fine but is actually immature, Dong-min (played by Yang Ik-joon) who has been preparing to be a director for ten years and Yoo-kwak (played by Lee Moon-shik) a short homme fatale. During a live broadcast Sung-hee announced he wanted a divorce but his wife Young-shim (played by Kim Gyu-ri) filed for divorce before him, so the mortified Sung-hee brings Dong-min to search for his wife. The men begin to follow the traces left by Young-shim but as they continue she becomes shadier. They find out that Young-shim tried to commit suicide, a pyramid seller and on top of all that her older brother Yoo-Kwak, who Sung-hee's never heard for the past three years, appear,...More
  • [ChanMi's movie news] "Runaway from Home" starring Ji Jin-hee

    2010/03/14, Source
    Press meeting for the new film, "Runaway from Home" starring Ji Jin-hee was taken place. Ji was late to this event where he is the main character. He apologized to the press saying that he had a contract to sign for an upcoming commercial film he is to shoot. Ji is busy recently with a lot of work including a drama. This film is starring Ji as the sexy and handsome man with a hot voice who is the music critic Seong-hee. He confesses his divorce with his wife but,...More
  • 'Breathless' Continues its Winning Streak

    2009/10/01, Source
    "Breathless", the low budget HD feature which has gone on from success to success continues to rack up the awards. Since its premiere at P,...More
  • YANG Ik-joon casts JI Jin-hee
    2009/08/31, Source
    Yang Ik-june shot up the ranks of the international cinema world with his debut feature film "Breathless". His second film is titled ",...More
  • [ChanMi's movie news] Ji Jin-hee, Lee Moon-shik, and Director Yang Ik-june come together!

    2009/08/28, Source
    Actors Ji Jin-hee, Lee Moon-shik, and Director Yang Ik-june have come together for a film! This new film is titled, "Runaway from Home" and the two stars are main characters. This film is about men who look for their runaway wives. The husband and his brother in law are facing adventures are they look for the wife who ran away.,...More

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 Produced by
 David Cho (조성규)
 Lee Ha (이하)
 Noh Dong-seok (노동석)
Sidus FHN (싸이더스FHN)
 David Cho (조성규)
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108 min 35mm Cinemascope (2.35)
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Airing dates : 2010/04/08
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As of 2010.04.18 : 26,050 admissions (total)
As of 2010.04.11 : 17,575 admissions (total)
As of 2010.04.04 : 549 admissions (total)

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