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Writer:
Dong-Hoon Choi (written by)
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Release Date:
23 December 2009 (South Korea) See more »
Tagline:
World beware. The wizard is coming.
Plot:
Jeon Woo-chi, an undisciplined womanizing Taoist from the Joseon era, ends up in present day Korea causing mayhem with his knack for magic. | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
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User Reviews:
Great fun See more (13 total) »

Cast

 

Yun-seok Kim ... Hwa-dam
Su-jeong Lim ... Seo In-kyeong
Dong-won Kang ... Jeon Woo-chi
Jin-mo Ju ... Shaman

Jung-ah Yum ... Actress
Hae-jin Yoo ... Chorangyi
Hyo-jin Kim ... Red Hair
Young-chang Song ... Buddhist monk
Yun-shik Baek ... Woo-chi's mentor
Sang-ho Kim ... Priest
Woo-seon Seon ... Female doctor / goblin
Tae-won Kwon ... King
Jin-ho Choi ... Tailor
Mi-do Lee ... Court Lady 2
Yeon-su Seo ... Palace girl
Ji-hyeok Min ... Jeon Woo-chi's 10
Ji-min Kim ... Yellow Hanbok 3
Bang Kil-Seung ... Man Wearing Yellow Hanbok
Do-bin Baek ... Japanese Sympathiser
Nam-Hee Park ... Noble Married Woman
Jong-gu Yun ... Aristocrat
Hyeon-woo Son ... Warrior
Lee Dae-Ro ... Polotician
Min-gyoo Park ... White jacket
Yeong-jin Sin ... Mastermind
Jeong-hwan Kong ... Helper / goblin
Ki-Cheon Kim ... Nobleman
Jeon Sang-Jin ... Bar Owner
Park Ji-Yeon ... Staff Member at CF Studio
Choi Gyo-Sik ... Nobleman 3

Directed by
Dong-Hoon Choi 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Dong-Hoon Choi  written by

Produced by
Katharine Kim .... executive producer
Eugene Lee .... producer
Tae-hun Lee .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Yeong-gyu Jang 
 
Cinematography by
Yeong-hwan Choi 
 
Film Editing by
Min-kyeong Shin 
 
Production Design by
Hwa-sung Cho 
 
Sound Department
Ho-won Lee .... sound recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Kang Chang-bae .... visual effects
Yuseop Ham .... visual effects
Changbae Kang .... visual effects
Dong-hoon Lee .... visual effects producer
Jihyun Nam .... head of effects
Jeong Hun Seong .... digital effects artist
 
Stunts
Doo-hong Jung .... action director
David No .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Sung Kwang Kim .... lighting technician
 
Editorial Department
Yong-gi Lee .... colorist
 
Music Department
Byung-hoon Lee .... music department
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Jeon Woochi: The Taoist Wizard" - International (English title) (long title)
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Runtime:
South Korea:136 min
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Movie Connections:
Remade as "Jeon Woo Chi" (2012)See more »

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11 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Great fun, 8 June 2010
Author: aaronrourke from Australia

Combining fantasy, adventure, action and humour to maximum effect, this lively Korean film deserves to be seen by as big an audience as possible. Writer/director Dong-hun Choi, best-known for his excellent con-artist films THE BIG SWINDLE (2004) and TAZZA : THE HIGH ROLLERS (2006), takes an unexpected turn into fantasy/action territory, but again shows why he is such a highly-regarded film-maker. Using the time-travel premise that was well-used in films such as ICEMAN COMETH (from Hong Kong) and of course HIGHLANDER, WOO-CHI makes the most of the material, helped along by a strong cast and superior technical crew. Dong-won Kang (from SECRET REUNION, DUELIST, VOICE OF A MURDERER, and the very funny TOO BEAUTIFUL TOO LIE)is excellent as the title character, making a flawed, at-times quite vein person likable. The great Yun-seok Kim, who impressed audiences in RUNNING TURTLE and inparticular in the brilliant THE CHASER, is perfectly cast as Woo-chi's main nemesis. Su-jeong Lim (from Park Chan-wook's under-rated I'M A CYBORG, BUT THAT'S OK and the outstanding A TALE OF TWO SISTERS)is perfect as the object of Woo-chi's affections. It's also great to see Dong-hun regular Yun-shik Baek (TAZZA / THE BIG SWINDLE / THE ART OF FIGHTING / SAVE THE GREEN PLANET) make a very welcome appearance. With $200 million Hollywood productions failing to make the grade, it is wonderful to see a film like WOO-CHI deliver such high-class entertainment on a fraction of the budget. Fast-paced, exciting, very funny, and full of vibrant, involving characters, JEON WOO-CHI : THE TAOIST WIZARD will certainly be one of my best films of the year. One hopes it will get a proper international release (unfortunately the director's other films have yet to achieve a deserving release outside of South Korea).

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