5.8/10
129
1 user 2 critic

Wi-heom-han sang-gyeon-rye (2011)

When cartoonist Hyun-joon (Song, Sae-Byeok) falls in love with Da-hong (Lee, Si-young), one of his fans, it sets up the archetypal battle between their two families, who are from rival ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Young-min and Mi-young are a young couple who get married after graduating from college. Following the honeymoon period, they begin to bicker with each other. While waiting for her husband ... See full summary »

Director: Chan-sang Lim
Stars: Jung-suk Jo, Min-a Shin, Seong-woo Bae
Comedy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A true-crime enthusiast and a washed up cop facing demotion launch a joint murder investigation to help a mutual friend who is wrongfully charged with murder.

Director: Jeong-hoon Kim
Stars: Sang-Woo Kwon, Dong-il Sung, Yeong-hie Seo
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A lawyer and a prosecutor take on a murder case the has no evidence or a body.

Director: Jong-ho Huh
Stars: Sun-kyun Lee, Go-eun Kim, Hyeong-seong Jang
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Post-war South Korea in 1953, Heo Sam-Gwan (Ha Jung-Woo) works on a construction site and helps his uncle to farm. The guys in his village can't get married, until they are able to sell ... See full summary »

Director: Jung-woo Ha
Stars: Jung-woo Ha, Ji-won Ha, Bo-ra Hwang
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Hyun-Joon (Song Sae-Byeok) is a comic book artist from the Jeolla-do region, now working in the capital city of Seoul. One day he meets Da-Hong (Lee Si-Young), a fan of his who is from the ... See full summary »

Director: Hai-shu Li
Stars: Shiu Hung Hui, Peng Lin, Jie Liu
Geukbisusa (2015)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A veteran detective receives a special request from the parents of a missing child to investigate her case. As the clever kidnapper eludes the police, the case becomes more and more of a ... See full summary »

Director: Kyung-taek Kwak
Stars: Young-nam Jang, Ho-bin Jeong, Yun-seok Kim
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Chul-Soo (Hong Jong-Hyun) is the only son of a legendary thief family. He falls in love with Young-Hee (Jin Se-Yun) who is a police officer. Her family is also a police family. To get her ... See full summary »

Director: Kim Jin-Young
Stars: Jong-hyeon Hong, Soo-kyeong Jeon, Se-Yeon Jin
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

16 year old boy, A-Reum has Progeria Syndrome, a rare genetic defect that will cause the baby to show rapid aging from an early age. Although A-Reum has struggled again the disease, he was ... See full summary »

Director: Je-yong Lee
Stars: Hye-kyo Song, Dong-won Gang, Il-seob Baek
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The secret relationship between a student and a teacher, will their love last?

Director: Sang-soo Hong
Stars: Eun-chae Jung, Sun-kyun Lee, Joon-sang Yoo
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In his 10th year at college, Eun-sik is part of a nearly ideal campus couple with swimming champ Kyung-ah. While their three-year relationship is solid, Eun-sik struggles to get to the next... See full summary »

Director: Tae-yun Yoon
Stars: Chang Jung Lim, Ji-hyo Song, Seong-guk Choi
Action | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A young assassin is sent to kill and retired mob boss. But things get complicated when she begins to like him.

Director: Hyun-seung Lee
Stars: Kang-ho Song, Se-Kyung Shin, Jeong-myeong Cheon
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An expert safe-cracker has 40 minutes to steal slush funds hidden inside a customs building.

Director: Hong-seon Kim
Stars: Woo-bin Kim, Yeong-cheol Kim, Chang-Seok Ko
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Hyeon-joon (as Sae-Byeok Song)
...
Da-hong
...
Yeong-gwang
Su-mi Kim ...
Choon-ja
...
Se-dong
...
Dae-sik
Jeong-Nam Kim ...
Yeong-ja (as Jeong-nan Kim)
Jeong Seong-hwa ...
Woon-bong
Hyo-ju Park ...
Jin-kyeong
Do-yun Kim ...
Yoon-sook
Jeong Mi-Seong ...
Nightclub
Dong-soo Kim ...
Gwangju nightclub reservist 1
Edit

Storyline

When cartoonist Hyun-joon (Song, Sae-Byeok) falls in love with Da-hong (Lee, Si-young), one of his fans, it sets up the archetypal battle between their two families, who are from rival regions. Hyun-joon comes from the politically liberal Honam region (North and South Jeolla) while Da-hong comes from the conservative Yeongnam region (North and South Gyeongsang). When the two declare their intention to marry, they are confronted with a seemingly endless number of barriers that threaten their happiness. Written by Stanislav S, Sochi, Russia

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

31 March 2011 (South Korea)  »

Also Known As:

Clash of the Families  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Runs out of steam.
26 November 2015 | by (South Korea) – See all my reviews

Clash Of The Families or Meet The In Laws as it is also known, is a broad comedy that was a big hit at the box office in Korea that has managed to spawn a spin off film that was released earlier this year.

The film is set in the immediate aftermath of the Seoul 1988 Olympics and concerns itself with the blossoming relationship which starts during Hyun Jun's tenure in the army when he receives pen pal letters from Da Jong. The major obstacle in their relationship is that they are from two different regions in Korea; Hyun Jun is from the liberal, laid back Jeollanamdo area and Da Jong is a resident of Busan in Gyeongsangnamdo, renowned for its political conservatism, frankness, fiery tempers and bad driving. The parents of Da Jong and Hyun Jun are staunchly against their union due to their prejudices about their provinces. This is where all of the films humour comes from and as a non-Korean speaker, a lot of the gags surrounding accent and stereotypes may be lost.

The knockabout comedy is flimsy with regards to plot and though the leads are initially very endearing the script does little to keep interest. One of the best things about the film is Song Sae Byeok's portrayal of Hyun Jun, the quiet, romantic writer which is subtle and effective.

There is enough to enjoy in the first hour, the tone is light and playful and there are enough laughs but the second half drags, the plot, or what there is of a plot is overdrawn, the same jokes are rehashed over and over and the conclusion is visible a mile off. Some editing and a few more gags could have elevated the film into something more but as it stands, the film falls rather flat.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Wi-heom-han sang-gyeon-rye (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?