Seen in Jeonju

Korean Box Office: December 4-6

6th December 2009


Two new films opened to displace 2012 from the number one spot that it has held for the past three weeks. New Moon and Secret took the first and second ranked positions respectively.  KOFIC has now given an official English name to the films I had previously called The Hong Family Business  and Walking the White Night based on articles printed in the Korean Times.  They will now be known as The Descendents of Hong Gil-Dong and White Night.

Next week, an astounding 14 new films will open.  The majority of these are small, indie films that may not play in smaller cities and most of these had already opened in film festivals.


A. Actresses (kr)–d. Lee Jae-yong, starring Yoon Yeo-jeong, Lee Mi-sook

B. Bisang (kr)–d. Park Jeong-hoon, starring Kim Beom, Kim Byeol

C. C+ Zhen Tan (hk)–d. Oxide Pang, starring Aaron Kwok, Kai Chi Liu

D. A Dream Comes True (kr)– d. Jang Yong-woo, starring Cha In-pyo, Kim Hyo-jin

E. I’m In Trouble! (kr)– d. So Sang-min, starring Min Sang-wook, Jeong Ji-yeon

F. In the Valley of Elah (us)–d. Paul Haggis, starring Tommy Lee Jones, Charlize Theron

G. Julie & Julia (us)– d. Nora Ephron, starring Meryl Streep, Amy Adams

H. Law Abiding Citizen (us)– d. Gary Gray, starring Gerard Butler, Jamie Foxx

I. Mai Mai Miracle (jp)–d. Sunao Ktabuchi, starring Mayuko Fukudo, Manami Honjou

J. Men Without Women (kr)– d. Song Jae-yoon, starring Kwak Won-jae, Kim Min-soo

K. Our Fantastic 21st Century (kr)– d. Ryu Hyeong-gi, starring Han Soo-yeon, Lee Hwan

L. Potato Symphany (kr)– d. Jeon Yong-taek, starring Yoo Oh-sang, Lee Gyu-hwe

M. Welcome (fr)– d. Phillipe Lioret, Vincent Lindon, Firat Ayverdi

N. What Is Not Romance? (kr)– d. Park Jae-wook, Hong Eun-ji, Soo Kyeong

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