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Thread of Lies (우아한 거짓말)

우아한 거짓말 (ua-han geo-jis-mal)

Directed by Lee Han (이한)

Screenplay by


117min | Release date in South Korea :

Also known as "Elegant Lies"
Kim Ryeo-ryeong's feature novel "Thread of Lies" is about the mother, sister and other people after the sudden death of a 14 year old girl. Unlike "Wandeugi"s warm and cheerful atmosphere, this movie is tense and has been reviewed for the realistic social message and sadness.


Thread of Lies | Cast

  • Kim Hee-ae (김희애)
    Kim Hee-ae (김희애)
    Hyeon-sook (현숙)
  • Go Ah-sung (고아성)
    Go Ah-sung (고아성)
    Man-ji (만지)
  • Kim Yoo-jung (김유정)
    Kim Yoo-jung (김유정)
    Hwa-yeon (화연)
  • Kim Hyang-gi (김향기)
    Kim Hyang-gi (김향기)
    Cheon-ji (천지)
  • Yoo Ah-in (유아인)
    Yoo Ah-in (유아인)
    Choo Sang-park (추상박)
  • Sung Dong-il (성동일)
    Sung Dong-il (성동일)
    Kwak Man-ho (곽만호)
  • Chun Woo-hee (천우희)
    Chun Woo-hee (천우희)
    Mi-ran (미란)
  • Yoo Yeon-mi (유연미)
    Yoo Yeon-mi (유연미)
    Mi-ra (미라)
  • Park Soo-young (박수영)
    Park Soo-young (박수영)
    Mr. Im (임씨)
  • Kim Jung-young (김정영)
    Kim Jung-young (김정영)
    Hwa-yeon's mother (화연모)
  • Lee Jae-gu (이재구)
    Lee Jae-gu (이재구)
    Hwa-yeon's father (화연부)
  • Han Yi-jin (한이진)
    Han Yi-jin (한이진)
    Soldier Park (박군)
  • Kim Ji-hoon-IV (김지훈)
    Kim Ji-hoon-IV (김지훈)
    Dumplings bachelor (만두총각)
  • Jang Ah-young (장아영)
    Jang Ah-young (장아영)
    Teacher Lee (이선생)
    Kang Da-yeong (강다영)
    Ji-min (지민)
    Lee Yeong-eun (이영은)
    Mi-so (미소)
    Park Ji-yeong (박지영)
    Soo-kyeong (수경)
    Kim Seon-hong (김선홍)
    Woo-ram (우람)
    Lee Mi-ji (이미지)
    Seong-hee (성희)
    Kang Da-jeong (강다정)
    Friend 1 (친구1)
    Kim Min-jeong (김민정)
    Friend 2 (친구2)
    Jeong Nan-hee (정난희)
    Friend 3 (친구3)
    Bae Ji-yeong (배지영)
    Friend 4 (친구4)
  • Park Il-mok (박일목)
    Park Il-mok (박일목)
    Fisherman (낚시꾼)
  • Lee Seung-joon-III (이승준)
    Lee Seung-joon-III (이승준)
    Man-ji's home room teacher (만지담임)
  • Song Ji-in (송지인)
    Song Ji-in (송지인)
    School nurse (양호선생님)
  • Jin Sun-mi-I (진선미)
    Jin Sun-mi-I (진선미)
    Noodles restaurant owner (국수집 주인)
    Lee Seo-joon (이서준)
    Mart employee (마트직원)
    Lee Han-na (이한나)
    Librarian (사서)
    Oh Ji-hyeon (오지현)
    Child 1 (아이1)
    Jo Soo-jeong (조수정)
    Child 2 (아이2)
    Lee Seok-jin (이석진)
    Choong-hyeon (충현)
  • Kim Young-jae (김영재)
    Kim Young-jae (김영재)
    Man-ji.Cheon-ji's dad (만지.천지 아빠)
    Park Geun-hee (박근희)
    Child Man-ji (만지아역)
    Choi Joo-ah (최주아)
    Child Cheon-ji (천지아역)
    Kim Hyeon-ae (김현애)
    Mi-ran.Mi-ra's mom (미란.미라 엄마)
    Sin Jeong-seop (신정섭)
    Geum River public official (금강 공무원)
    Oh Gi-hwan (오기환)
    Teacher writing on the blackboard (판서 선생님)
    Kim Hae-il (김해일)
    Supermarket employee (마트 직원들)
    Kim Hwa-mok (김화목)
    Supermarket employee (마트 직원들)
    Na Yoon-hee (나윤희)
    Supermarket employee (마트 직원들)
    Kim Jin-ah (김진아)
    Mart employee (마트 직원들)
    Lee Seol-hee (이설희)
    Supermarket employee (마트 직원들)
    Lee Kyeong-won (이경원)
    Supermarket employee (마트 직원들)
    Yoo Jae-hee (유재희)
    Supermarket employee (마트 직원들)
    Park Song-hae (박송해)
    Supermarket security personnel (마트 보안요원)
    Seon Hyeon-cheol (선현철)
    Supermarket security personnel (마트 보안요원)
    Baek Ye-hyeon (백예현)
    Discarded paper grandmother (폐지 할머니)
    Jeong Da-in (정다인)
    Cheon-ji lookalike child (천지 닮은 아이)
    Moon Jik-seon (문직선)
    Subway man (지하철남)
    Choi Jong-ik (최종익)
    Playground child (놀이터 아이들)
    Lee Soo-kyeong (이수경)
    Cheon-ji's class student Oh Ji-hoo (천지반 학생들 이지나)
    Han Jae-hoon (한재훈)
    Playground child (놀이터 아이들)
    Lee Soo-kyeong (이수경 )
    Cheon-ji's class student Lee Ji-na (천지반 학생들 이지나)
    Oh Hee-yeong (오희영)
    Cheon-ji's class student Oh Ji-hoo (천지반 학생들 오지후)
    Jin Hye-joo (진혜주)
    Cheon-ji's class student Oh Ji-hoo (천지반 학생들)
  • Oh Yu-jin (오유진)
    Oh Yu-jin (오유진)
    Library girl (도서관 소녀)
    Jang Se-yeong (장세영)
    Cheon-ji's class student Jeong Soo-yeon (천지반 학생들 정수연)
  • Jeong Ye-nok (정예녹)
    Jeong Ye-nok (정예녹)
    Cheon-ji's classmate (천지반 학생들)

Thread of Lies | HanCinema Reviews

  • [HanCinema's Film Review] "Thread of Lies": The Life(s) Left Behind

    In the spotlight this week: Lee Han's "Thread of Lies"... Suicide, particularly that of Korea's youth, is a troubling thread woven deep into the South's cinema; a zealous zeitgeist of modern Korean cinema that reflects a troubling truth. This sensitive (and statistically significant) subject matter has been present in a remarkable number of modern films, and earlier this year director Lee Han treated us to perhaps the most cathartic and cinematic daydream of suicide and bullying this side of the Korean wave,...More
  • [HanCinema's Image Gallery] Lee Han's "Thread of Lies"

    A selection of stills from Lee Han's "Thread of Lies"... "Despite the sincerity and dramatic delight of the film's story and structure, it was the film's technical brilliance that would eventually come steal the show...It's well balanced, complex, and beautifully realised; a powerful story well told that shouldn't be missed"....Enjoy!,...More
  • [HanCinema's Film Review] "Thread of Lies"

    Cheon-ji (played by Kim Hwang-ki) is a middle school student, who lives with her mother and older sister. Cheon-ji is in that awkward period of life where everything around her seems to be changing but Cheon-ji, personally, has no idea what to do and is feeling very ambivalent, often even hostile to the people who appear interested in being her friend. Given the way events play out, it's hard to fault her for this. Then Cheon-ji goes and kills herself. ...That last sentence kind of came out of nowhere didn't it? One of the taglines for most suicide prevention groups is that it can happen to anyone, even someone who's apparently doing very well in life,...More

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 Produced by
 Kim Dong-woo (김동우)
 Kim Dong-woo (김동우)
 Lee Han (이한)
 Yoo Sung-yup (유성엽)
 Kim Ryeo-ryeong (김려령)
 Original work
 Lee Kyeong-won (이경원)
 Assistant director
 Lee Jae-jin-III (이재진)
 Score composer
 Nam Na-yeong (남나영)
 Kim Tae-hyoung (김태형)
 Lee Hee-seop (이희섭)
 Lee Jeon-ho (이전호)
 Poster designer
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117 min 
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Airing dates : 2014/03/13
South Korean Box Office
Source : &
As of 2014.05.25 : 1 618 315  admissions (total)
As of 2014.05.04 : 1 616 867 admissions (total)
As of 2014.04.27 : 1 615 200 admissions (total)
As of 2014.04.20 : 1 614 597 admissions (total)
As of 2014.04.13 : 1 605 762 admissions (total)
As of 2014.04.06 : 1 551 975 admissions (total)
As of 2014.03.30 : 1 385 145 admissions (total)
As of 2014.03.23 : 1 058 877  admissions (total)
As of 2014.03.16 : 517 716  admissions (total)
As of 2014.03.09 : 12 970  admissions (total)
As of 2014.03.02 : 5 596  admissions (total)
As of 2014.02.23 : 346  admissions (total)

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