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19 September 2013 (South Korea) See more »
About an aspiring author who wakes up from a 27-year coma as one of his country's finest authors, credited for a book he didn't write. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
In-soo Kim ... Old Sin-hyo
Shin-Hyo Kang ... Young Sin-hyo (as Kang Sin-hyo)
Seong-Hwan Kyeong ... Seong-hwan
Jeong-seok Kim ... Jeong-seok
Jong-ryol Choi ... Uncle
Jae-hye Lee ... Young Jae-hye
Min-Kyoung Seo ... Old Jae-hye
Kyong-mi Lee ... Kyeong-mi
Sang-mi Kim ... Young Ji-hyeon (as Kim Sang Mee)
Min-Jeong Park ... Ji-ae
Soo-Kyeong Noh ... Soo-kyeong
Yoo-mi Lee ... Yoo-mi (as Lee Yoo Mee)
Bit-na Lee ... Ga-rim
Chang-gyu Kil ... Old Seong-kyoo (as Chang-gyoo Kil)
Seong-Kyoo Yang ... Young Seong-kyoo
Hyeon-ho Lee ... Soo-yeong
Jeong-sik Seo ... Jeong-sik
Myeong-hyo Choi ... Kim Gi-jin
Hee-hee Shin
Do-Youn Lee
Kyoe-tat Lee
Sang-ah Park ... Radio announcer (as Park Sang A)
Han-ah Jo (as Jo Han A)
Je-Youn Jaon
Very Kim
Hoon-hee Cheoung ... Old Ji-hyeon

Directed by
Yeon-Shick Shin 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Yeon-Shick Shin 

Original Music by
Sin-il Kim 
Cinematography by
Yong-jin Choi 
Film Editing by
Jeonghoon Kim 

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Also Known As:
"Reoshian soseol" - South Korea (original title)
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140 min


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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
a deep slow film... definitely not for everyone, 14 May 2017
Author: fluffset from Malaysia

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

This film have a great dialogue, I mean all the things they said is not just some pointless mumbling (they talk a lot!). Its surely well-quoted from a lot of greatest philosopher, things that only a wise-bearded man can say. That's what make this movie rich, I think the plot is really interesting, but the flow is too slow, they show how the author develops his writing skill bit by bit, I mean after he done his novel, he shows to someone, got critic with a lot of powerful advice, he fix it and the process starts again. Until 1 hour finish, I cant really stand with it anymore with all the melodrama & everything. I know this is a good movie, but its definitely not for everyone. You can enjoy it if you love Hong Sang-soo and Kim Ki-Duk. With more substance...

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