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The Namesake (련희와 연희)

련희와 연희 (ryeon-hui-wa yeon-heui)

Directed by Choi Jong-goo (최종구), Son Byung-jo (손병조)

Screenplay by

Drama

77min | Release date in South Korea :

Synopsis
The story of a woman who lost her daughter while they were escaping North Korea and the young woman she meets who has the same name as her daughter and who is escaping domestic violence.

The Namesake | Cast

  • Lee Sang-hee-IV (이상희)
    Lee Sang-hee-IV (이상희)
    Ryeon-hee (련희)
  • Yoon Eun-ji (윤은지)
    Yoon Eun-ji (윤은지)
    Yeon-hee (연희)
  • Kim Joo-hoo (김주후)
    Kim Joo-hoo (김주후)
    Dae-hyeong (대형)
  • Han Sung-sik (한성식)
    Han Sung-sik (한성식)
    Broker (브로커)
  • Han Yi-jin (한이진)
    Han Yi-jin (한이진)
    Neighborhood Lead Bully (동네짱)
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    Seo Ah-yeon (서아연)
    Karaoke Girl (노래방녀)
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    Son Je-won (손제원)
    Bully 1 (불량1)
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    Yoo Sang-won (유상원)
    Bully 2 (불량2)
  • Lee Myeong-ja (이명자)
    Lee Myeong-ja (이명자)
    Old Woman (노파)
  • Lee Jeong-pyo (이정표)
    Lee Jeong-pyo (이정표)
    Homeless Person (노숙자)
  • Choi Yoo-jin (최유진)
    Choi Yoo-jin (최유진)
    Dan-i (단이)
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    Kim Tae-yeon (김태연)
    Hopeful Person (희망이)
  •  
    Han-sol (한솔)
    Convenience Store Customer 1 (편의점손님1)
  •  
    Han Yoo-jin (한유진)
    Convenience Store Customer 2 (편의점손님2)
  • Kim Seo-kyung (김서경)
    Kim Seo-kyung (김서경)
    Convenience Store Customer 3 (편의점손님3)
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    Moon Dae-seong (문대성)
    Convenience Store Customer 4 (편의점손님4)
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    Jo Jin-cheol (조진철)
    Convenience Store Customer 5 (편의점손님5)
  •  
    Kim Hee-chan (김희찬)
    Convenience Store Customer 6 (편의점손님6)
  •  
    Lee Gi-jin (이기진)
    Officer 1 (경관1)
  •  
    Hwang Hee-jin (황희진)
    Officer 2 (경관2)
  •  
    Jang Woo-yeong (장우영)
    Middle-aged man (중년남)

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  • [HanCinema's Film Review] "The Namesake"

    2017/12/23
    Ryeon-hee (played by Lee Sang-hee-IV) is an older middle-aged woman who works the miserable night shift at a convenience store. Ryeon-hee is very cold emotionally, and her behavior hints at an unhappy backstory. But then, we can tell right away that Ryeon-hee is a North Korean defector because her name is written according to North Korean spelling conventions- it would be rendered in South Korean spelling conventions as Yeon-hee,...More

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77 min 
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Airing dates : 2017/12/14
South Korean Box Office
Source : www.cine21.com & www.kobis.or.kr
As of 2018.03.18 : 650 admissions (total)

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