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The Journals of Musan (무산일기)

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Directed by Park Jung-bum (박정범)

Screenplay by

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127min | Release date in South Korea :

Synopsis
Jeon Seung-chul defected from North to South Korea to find a better life. Although he does all types of menial jobs such as taping up posters on the street, he is armed with a can-do spirit. But he often finds himself being beaten or bullied by his neighbors because of his status as a North Korean defector.
Life is even more difficult because the first three numbers of his citizen identification number, ď125,Ē mark him as a defector, often drawing a sharp line between him and his fellow Koreans.
Things become more complex when he falls in love with a South Koran woman at his church who works at a noraebang (Korean singing room). In order to win her heart, Jeon even lands a job at the same noraebang but the woman asks him not to tell anybody at the church where they work because she believes it is a shameful job for Christians.
Meanwhile, Jeon has to contend with his roommate, fellow defector Kyung-chul, who often steals and cheats on his compatriots. Jeonís only comfort in his life is an abandoned dog.

Inspired by director Park Jung-bumís friend Jeon Seung-chul, a North Korean defector who died of stomach cancer at the age of 30, rookie director Park wrote the screenplay and also played the lead role. Even before its official release in Seoul, the film received more than five international film awards.

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The Journals of Musan | Cast

  • Park Jung-bum (박정범)
    Park Jung-bum (박정범)
    Seung-cheol (승철)
  • Jin Yong-wook (진용욱)
    Jin Yong-wook (진용욱)
    Kyeong-cheol (경철)
  • Kang Eun-jin (강은진)
    Kang Eun-jin (강은진)
    Sook-yeong (숙영)
  • Park Young-Duk (박영덕)
    Park Young-Duk (박영덕)
    Detective Park (박 형사)
  • Kwon Kwi-deok (권귀덕)
    Kwon Kwi-deok (권귀덕)
    Chang-sik (창식)
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    Kim Min-ho-IV (김민호)
    Tae-hyeon (태현)
  • Lee Jung-hyun-II (이정현)
    Lee Jung-hyun-II (이정현)
    Kim Cheol (김철)
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    No Yoong-seong (노융성)
    Kang-hyeok (강혁)
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    Kim Myeong-doo (김명두)
    Myeong-doo (명두)
  • Seo Jin-won-II (서진원)
    Seo Jin-won-II (서진원)
    Owner of flyers (전단지 사장)
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    Jo Deok-ho (조덕호)
    Sook-yeong's father (숙영 아버지)
  •  
    Choi Myeong-sik (최명식)
    Preist (목사)
  •  
    Moon Joon-yeong (문준영)
    Street vendor (노점상)
  •  
    Do-hee (도희)
    Missy 1 (도우미 1)
  •  
    Lee Hyeon-hwa (이현화)
    Missy 2 (도우미 2)
  •  
    Kim Ji-min (김지민)
    Missy 3 (도우미 3)
  •  
    Kim Se-jin (김세진)
    Missy 4 (도우미 4)
  •  
    Kim Han-min (김한민)
    Drunk 1 (취객 1)
  •  
    Jo Min-cheol (조민철)
    Drunk 2 (취객 2)
  •  
    Lee Dong-ha (이동하)
    Drunk 3 (취객 3)
  •  
    Hong Soo-dong (홍수동)
    Drunk 4 (취객 4)
  •  
    Ra Gwang-yo (라광요)
    Singing customer 1 (노래하는 손님1)
  •  
    Hwang Seong-bok (황성복)
    Singing customer 2 (노래하는 손님2)
  •  
    Kim Tae-hyeon (김태현)
    Singing customer 3 (노래하는 손님3)
  •  
    Kim Jin-hwi (김진휘)
    Singing customer 4 (노래하는 손님4)
  •  
    Moon Joo-hee (문주희)
    Kyeong-cheol's lover (경철 애인)
  •  
    Kim Yong-gyoon (김용균)
    Employee at suit shop (양복점 직원)
  •  
    Yoo Bo-ra (유보라)
    Believer 1 (신도 1)
  • Seong Si-heup (성시흡)
    Seong Si-heup (성시흡)
    Believer 2 (신도 2)
  •  
    Yoon Byeong-ho (윤병호)
    Believer 3 (신도 3)
  •  
    Lee Hyo-won (이효원)
    Believer 4 (신도 4)
  •  
    Kim Seo-i (김서이)
    Believer 5 (신도 5)
  •  
    Lee Mi-rang (이미랑)
    Believer 6 (신도 6)
  • EdeN (이든)
    EdeN (이든)
    Believer 7 (신도 7)
  •  
    Oh Gyo-joon (오교준)
    Believer 8 (신도 8)
  •  
    Yoo Yong-seong (유용성)
    Believer 9 (신도 9)
  •  
    Lee Hwan (이환)
    Believer 10 (신도 10)
  •  
    Park Jae-ho (박재호)
    Professor from hall (강의실 교수)
  •  
    No Jeong-wook (노정욱)
    Man from the bathroom (화장실남)
  •  
    Lee Seok-sool (이석술)
    Flyer part timer 1 (전단지 알바 1)
  •  
    Seo Ho-yeong (서호영)
    Flyer part timer 2 (전단지 알바 2)
  •  
    Lee Ji-hoon (이지훈)
    Traffic police (교통경찰)

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  • [Hancinema Film Review] "The Journals of Musan"

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    For his feature debut, Lee Chang-dong's assistant Park Jung-bum decided to direct, write and star in a film that was inspired Jeon Seung-cheol, a North Korean refugee he met while attending Yonsei University; Jeon was diagnosed with stomach cancer and died in 2008, less than 6 years after he defected to South Korea. His effort paid off with "The Journals of Musan" netting 17 awards from major film festivals around the world,...More

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 Produced by
 Park Jung-bum (박정범)
Staff
 Kwon Kwi-deok (권귀덕)
 Martial arts director
 Kim Min-ho-IV (김민호)
 Martial arts team
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127 min 
Festival(s) & award(s)
Sales or release dates & Box Office
Airing dates : 2011/04/14
South Korean Box Office
Source : www.cine21.com & www.kobis.or.kr
As of 2011.06.12 : 10,572 admissions (total)
As of 2011.06.05 : 10,274 admissions (total)
As of 2011.05.29 : 9,552 admissions (total)
As of 2011.05.22 : 8,951 admissions (total)
As of 2011.05.15 : 7,936 admissions (total)
As of 2011.05.01 : 5,153 admissions (total)
As of 2011.04.24 : 3,281 admissions (total)
As of 2011.04.17 : 1,552 admissions (total)

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