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WaSanGo (2001)

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Violence in Korean High School, especially inside the WaSanGo (Volcano High). You won't be able to escape.

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Kim, Kyeong-su
Min-a Shin ...
Yu, Chae-i
Su-ro Kim ...
Jang, Ryang
Sang-Woo Kwon ...
Song Hak-Rim
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So, Yo-seon
Sang-hun Jeong ...
Golbangi
Hyeong-jong Kim ...
Shim, Ma
Shi-ah Chae ...
Yo-mi
Jun-ho Heo ...
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Kim Kyeong-su (MTV English Dub) (voice) (as André 3000)
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Shimma (voice)
Hie-bong Byeon ...
Vice Principal Jang Hak-Sa
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Song Hak-lim (MTV English Dub) (voice)
Su-Jeong Eom
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So Yo-seon (MTV English Dub) (voice)
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Storyline

This year is the 108th anniversary of the Korean high School "WaSanGo" (Volcano High). Principal hides himself with "Secret Manuscript" which every WaSanGo student wants to take from principal... Kyang-Soo Kim (Jang Hyuk) fell asleep in physics lessons when teacher writes X and turn to Kyang-Soo. Teacher threw chalk to Kyang-Soo but Kyang-Soo stop the chalk and push the chalk to trap teacher at blackboard, and was being expelled from his 8th high school. Kyang-Soo farewell with his friends and reach WaSanGo, his 9th high school. Kyang-Soo was shocked by the brilliant martial skills of the WSG students. Kyang-Soo first met "Dark Oxen" Jang-Rhang. Kyang-Soo also met the prettiest girl "Yoo Chae-I", "Icy Jade", in WaSanGo. Kyang-Soo get inside the school corridor and met "Tea Expert" Hak-Rim(Sang-Woo Kwone). Hak-Rim finish tea bottle and handed to vice-principal (principal is absent) to let principal to taste his made tea leaves. Lunch time, a WSG student was eating "Fujian ToFu". ... Written by Despoina

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Action | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for martial arts violence, some partial nudity and language | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

5 December 2001 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

Hwasan Highschool  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$56,837 (Japan) (20 December 2002)

Gross:

$182,401 (Japan) (20 December 2002)
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André Benjamin's film debut. See more »

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Referenced in Green Chair (2005) See more »

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Gangsta Nation
by Westside Connection (MTV English dub)
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This is what live-motion comics should look like!
24 February 2004 | by (Waregem, Belgium) – See all my reviews

First of all, I want to make a point here. You can't review a comic the same way you review a piece of world literature. So don't review films such as Whasango (Volcano High) like you should review a more serious film, because... IT'S A COMIC!

The story is kept minimal and the characters are stereotyped. Then how come this still is an awesome film? Because it's a rollercoaster, and an extremely beautiful one. Bleashed colors, very nice CGI, cool stunts, over-the-edge acting... Whasango has it all. All it requires from it's viewers is to realise it's pure fantasy. But it's one of the best pieces of fantasy I saw lately.

PS: this is a review of the unedited, original Korean version.


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