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When I Turned Nine (2004)

Ahobsal insaeng (original title)
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A life of nine year old... It ain't an easy life! Yeo-min is a matured and thoughtful 9 year old boy who lives in a small mountain village. Even at his young age, he has too many things to ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Seok Kim ...
Baek Yeo-min
Se-yeong Lee ...
Jang Woo-rim
Myeong-jae Kim ...
Shin Ki-jong
Ah-hyeon Na ...
Oh Geum-bok
Baek-ri Park ...
Black Swallow
Seon-kyeong Jeong ...
Yeo-min's mother
Dae-han Ji ...
Yeo-min's father
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Ae-Yeon Jeong
Hyeon-jeong No
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A life of nine year old... It ain't an easy life! Yeo-min is a matured and thoughtful 9 year old boy who lives in a small mountain village. Even at his young age, he has too many things to take care of. First, he has to protect his friends from the neighborhood bully Black Bird and keep peace in his neighborhood. Second, he must share his lunch with his best friend Ki-jong who lives alone with his sister. And, third, he has to sell ice cream bars after school to save enough money to buy a pair of sunglasses for his mother who injured her eye while working at a factory. He is a good son to his parents and a loyal friend to his buddies. He does well in spelling tests and has completely memorized the multiplication table. He is a nine year old boy who thinks he knows everything he needs to know about the world he lives in. Until... Even as a nine year old, there is a girl you want to protect! One day, a pretty city girl moves into his village. Her name is Woo-rim and she is by far the ... Written by CJ Entertainment

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26 March 2004 (South Korea)  »

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$13,533 (Hong Kong) (6 May 2005)

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$13,533 (Hong Kong) (6 May 2005)
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The most amazing film of 2004 that will touch everyone's heart!

When I Turned Nine" is a film based upon the bestselling novel of the same title by WE Kee-cheul.

The original novel, which tells a story of a nine year old boy and his journey through 'the first ninth year of his life,' received a rave review for its delightful and touching storytelling and became the national bestseller with over 1 million copies sold nation wide.

In 2002, "When I Turned Nine"'s sensation was revived when it was featured on a popular reading promotional program on television.

It again reached #1 on National Bestseller List and stayed for 7 weeks (July 10 ~ August 27, 2002), thus becoming the bestselling novel of 2002.

Since its first publication in 1991, "When I Turned Nine" steadily gained its popularity among teenage readers, as well as readers in their 40s and 50s.

In the motion picture of "When I Turned Nine", the filmmaker successfully captures the magic of this heartwarming emotional story and beautifully presents it on the silver screen. It is guaranteed to be the sensational masterpiece that will bring laughter and tears to the audience.


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