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Searching for the Elephant (펜트하우스 코끼리)

펜트하우스 코끼리 (Pen-teu-ha-woo-seu Ko-kki-ri)

Directed by Jeong Seung-goo (정승구)

Screenplay by


100min | Release date in South Korea :

depression, decadence, desire.
this generation film depicts the hollow lives of affluent thirty-something young urban professionals in Seoul. three childhood friends each struggles with schizophrenia, sex addiction and infidelity. As revelation of their secrets exacerbates their sense of deprivation, the three friends are inevitably led to a shocking finale when they learn that growing pains are not just distant memories of their youth.
Freelance photographer Hyun-woo, plastic surgeon Min-suk and financial specialist Jin-hyuk seem to have it all but when they start harboring secrets from one another, their lives and friendship take a turn for the worse. The film also features the late actress Jang Ja-yeon, who committed suicide this year.


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Searching for the Elephant | Cast

  • Jang Hyuk (장혁)
    Jang Hyuk (장혁)
    Hyeon-woo, photographer (사진작가, 현우)
  • Jo Dong-hyuk (조동혁)
    Jo Dong-hyuk (조동혁)
    Min-seok, plastic surgery specialist (성형외과 전문의, 민석)
  • Lee Sang-woo (이상우)
    Lee Sang-woo (이상우)
    Jin-hyeok, financier (금융가, 진혁)
  • Lee Min-jung (이민정)
    Lee Min-jung (이민정)
    Soo-yeon (수연)
  • Jang Ja-yeon (故 장자연)
    Jang Ja-yeon (故 장자연)
    Hye-mi (혜미)
  • Hwang Woo-seul-hye (황우슬혜)
    Hwang Woo-seul-hye (황우슬혜)
    Teacher Jang/Mari (장 선생/마리)
  • Jung In-gi (정인기)
    Jung In-gi (정인기)
    Detective (형사)
  • Park Gene-woo (박진우)
    Park Gene-woo (박진우)
    Department chief (원무과장)
    Park Cho-rong (박초롱)
    Passing woman (지나가는 여자)
    Go Myeong-hee (고명희)
    Bartender (바텐더)
    Han Ji-hyeong (한지형)
    Nurse Lee (이 간호사)
    Lee Eun-soo (이은수)
    Young Hyeon-woo (어린 현우)
    Soo-ji (수지)
    Massage girl (마사지걸)
  • Yoon Sul-hee (윤설희)
    Yoon Sul-hee (윤설희)
    Girl in uniform (교복걸)
    Shin Hyeon-ah (신현아)
    Surgery patient (수술환자)
    In Ji-hee (인지희)
    Girl in large room 1 (대형룸걸 1)
    Park Hee-jeong (박희정)
    Girl in large room 2 (대형룸걸 2)
    Kim Dan-bi (김단비)
    Girl in large room 3 (대형룸걸 3)
    No Won-seok (노원석)
    Room executive officer (룸부장)
  • Sin Jong-hoon (신종훈)
    Sin Jong-hoon (신종훈)
    Anchorman (앵커남)
  • Choi Moon-kyung (최문경)
    Choi Moon-kyung (최문경)
    Female reporter (여기자)
    No Gi-hong (노기홍)
    Producer (제작이사)
    Kim Seung-hyeon (김승현)
    Audition director (오디션 감독)
    Ha Joon-won (하준원)
    Audition producer (오디션 PD)
  • Lee Do-yeong-I (이도영)
    Lee Do-yeong-I (이도영)
    Dong-won (동원)
    Lee Ha-na (이하나)
    Waitress (웨이트리스)
  • Jeong Seung-goo (정승구)
    Jeong Seung-goo (정승구)
    Psychologist specialist (정신과 상담의)
  • Park Jeong-yoon (박정윤)
    Park Jeong-yoon (박정윤)
    Female high school student in Dae-gu (대구여고생)
    Jo Soo-hyeon (조수현)
    Yoo-jin (유진)
    Kim Gi-ho (김기호)
    Photographer (사진작가)
  • Woo Sang-jeon (우상전)
    Woo Sang-jeon (우상전)
    Gentleman No (노신사)
    Kang Dong-gyoon (강동균)
    Security guard (경호원)
  • Park Soo-jin (박수진)
    Park Soo-jin (박수진)
    Ji-na (지나)
    Lee Choon-yeong (이춘영)
    Ji-na's girlfriend (지나 여친)
  • Ra Mi-ran (라미란)
    Ra Mi-ran (라미란)
    Middle-aged female teacher (중년 여선생)
    Jeong Hye-jin (정혜진)
    Ji-hye (지혜)
    Brian Lee (브라이언 리)
    Lawyer Jin Hyeok (진혁 변호사)
    Na Jae-wook (나재욱)
    Bruce Lee patient (이소룡 환자)
    Yoo Seung-hyeon (유승현)
    Young Min-seok (어린 민석)
  • Kim Seung-eon (김승언)
    Kim Seung-eon (김승언)
    Young Jin-hyeok (어린 진혁)
    Kwon Myeong-ji (권명지)
    Yoga instructor (요가 강사)
  • Kang Sung-beom (강성범)
    Kang Sung-beom (강성범)
    Gym man (헬스남)
    Lee Mi-sook (이미숙)
    Nurse on duty (당직 간호사)
  • Park Yeong-woong (박영웅)
    Park Yeong-woong (박영웅)
    Criminal (범죄자)
    Han Sang-woo (한상우)
    Patient who drools (침 흘리는 환자)
    Jeong Won-hee (정원희)
    Patient with clock on wall (벽시계 환자)
    Choi Hak-rim (최학림)
    Praying patient (기도하는 환자)
    Lee Rae-kyeong (이래경)
    Patient who bites nails (손톱 물어뜯는 환자)
    Lee Mi-ji (이미지)
    Patient who stares at plastic bottle (생수통 보는 환자)
    Im Hyeong-gyoo (임형규)
    Bus driver (버스기사)
    Kim Jae-min (김재민)
    Reporter (기자)
    Hwang Seong-dae (황성대)
    Detective in front of police station 1 (경찰서 앞 형사 1)
    Kim Dong-min (김동민)
    Detective in front of police station 2 ( 경찰서 앞 형사 2)
    Son Gi-hong (손기홍)
    Suspect in front of police station (경찰서 앞 범인)
    Jo Eun-de (조은데)
    Female officer (민원실 여경)
  • Min Woo-gi (민우기)
    Min Woo-gi (민우기)
    Golfing man 1 (골프남 1)
    Park Kyeong-seok (박경석)
    Golfing man 2 (골프남 2)
    Kyoo (큐)
    Hyeon Woo-gae (현우개)
    Park Ram-i (박람이)
    Tiger at zoo (동물원 호랑이)
  • Byun Hee-bong (변희봉)
    Byun Hee-bong (변희봉)
    Zoo participant (동물원 관계자) - Cameo

Searching for the Elephant | News

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    2010/09/28, Source,
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  • Lee Min-jung: 'I Want to Become Actress whom People Can Trust'

    2010/09/10, Source,
    Lee Min-jung is taking on the role of a female protagonist for the first time in the movie "Cyrano Agency". Lee said, "I had drawn people's interest just because I newly shown up in front of people, but I have not shown much to people, and also I am not a star actress yet. I think that I can call myself a star actress when people can say, 'Any work in which Lee Min-jung appears is worth watching'." We can assume how highly she has been evaluated these days when we watch various kinds of TV commercials including soju, automobile, and cosmetics, in which Lee Min-jung appears,...More
  • [INTERVIEW] Actress Hwang Woo-seul-hye

    2010/04/07, Source,
    Interview with actress Hwang Woo-seul-hye Actress Hwang Woo-seul-hye [Chae Ki-won/10Asia]   My name is Hwang Woo-seul-hye. My real name is Hwang Jin-hee but when I became an actress, my mom went to the naming center and came up with this name. There were other names I could choose from but I liked the vibe 'Seul-hye' gave off. I was born on August 10, 1979 and my hometown is Seoul. I don't know about other things but I have perseverance. I'm the type that works really hard on the things I enjoy like I did with jazz dance and yoga. The biggest advantage of yoga is that it helps relieve stress and stabilizes the mind and soul. When I dance to loud music for jazz dancing, it helps get rid of my gloominess,...More
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 Produced by
 Jeong Seung-goo (정승구)
 Jeong Seung-goo (정승구)
 Production department
 Jang Hee-min (장희민)
 Directing department
 Kim Sun-min (김선민)
100 min 35mm Cinemascope (2.35)
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Airing dates : 2009/11/05
South Korean Box Office
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As of 2009.11.22 : 142,398 admissions (total)
As of 2009.11.15 : 135,822 admissions (total)
As of 2009.11.08 : 98,220 admissions (total)

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