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Happy End (1999) More at IMDbPro »Haepi-endeu (original title)

Happy End -- Sex, lies and betrayal unhinge the marriage between a successful career woman and her recently unemployed husband. Choi Min-sik (star of Oldboy & Lucy) plays the jealous husband whose wife carries a passionate love affair with her ex-lover.


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Ji-woo Jung (writer)
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Release Date:
11 December 1999 (South Korea) See more »
When a wife becomes the breadwinner of her family after her husband loses his job, adultery becomes part of her life. (Korean with English subtitles). | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Min-sik Choi ... Seo, Ki Min

Do-yeon Jeon ... Choi, Bora (as Do Yeon Chun)
Jin-mo Ju ... Il-beom
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mi-seon Hwang ... Mi-yong
Hyeon Ju ... Bookstore owner
Ju-hee Park

Directed by
Ji-woo Jung  (as Ji Woo Chung)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ji-woo Jung  writer (as Ji Woo Chung)

Cinematography by
Woo-hyung Kim 
Film Editing by
Hyun Kim 
Art Direction by
Sang Man Kim 
Visual Effects by
C. Jin Im .... visual effects

  • GAGA (2003) (Japan) (theatrical) (as GAGA Communications)
  • Golden Scene (Hong Kong)

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Haepi-endeu" - South Korea (original title)
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Israel:99 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »

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References A Clockwork Orange (1971)See more »
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8 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Isn't it ironic?, 7 July 2000
Author: emiel_ from Bxl, Belgium

Yes it is.

He has lost his job and takes care of the household and the baby. She is a director at an English language school and has an affair with her first lover. It's a linear story with an inevitable ending, told with eye for detail and with humour. Although the story and setting are not new, it has a surprising ending, which is emphasized by the words 'happy end'.

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