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Go-yang-i-leul boo-tak-hae (2001)

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In the port city of Icheon, five female friends struggle to stay close while forging a life for themselves after high school. When one of the group, upwardly-mobile Hae-ju, moves to Seoul, ... See full summary »


Jae-eun Jeong


Jae-eun Jeong
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Credited cast:
Doona Bae ... Tae-hie (as Bae Doo Na)
Yo-won Lee ... Hye-ju
Ji-young Ok ... Ji-young
Eung-sil Lee Eung-sil Lee ... Bi-ryu
Eung-ju Lee Eung-ju Lee ... Ohn-jo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Seok-jeong Hwang ... Passbook Lady / Beggar Woman
Su-hyeon Kim Su-hyeon Kim ... Brokerage Firm Employee
Tae-yeong Kim Tae-yeong Kim
Jung-hee Moon Jung-hee Moon ... (as Jung-Hee Moon)
Tae-kyung Oh Tae-kyung Oh ... Uhm Chan-yong


In the port city of Icheon, five female friends struggle to stay close while forging a life for themselves after high school. When one of the group, upwardly-mobile Hae-ju, moves to Seoul, the other girls deal with the loss in different ways. Feeling most rejected, shy Ji-yeong finds comfort in her new friendship with rebel Tae-hee. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Release Date:

13 October 2001 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Take Care of My Cat See more »

Filming Locations:

Incheon, South Korea


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,137, 20 October 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,137, 20 October 2002
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Melancholic, recognizable 'odeur'; Is begging for a sequel
28 April 2006 | by huh_oh_i_cSee all my reviews

This film had a pensive effect on me. For some reason, it reminded me of F*cking Åmål, (don't go All-American/FakeChristian/MidWestern hypocrite on me and report this, it's the official IMDb title --> http://uk.imdb.com/title/tt0150662/), perhaps it is the theme of childhood or teenage-ship which runs through both of them. When I watched F*cking Åmål, I strongly felt that it showed a world of teenagers lost to me now forever and 'Goyangileul Butaghae' is actually about that, so there. It's quite a film with a lot of recognition, even if one is not a twenty something female, but a European male from a different age group altogether. For the first minute that I watched it, I didn't realize that it wasn't a European film. I was just zapping. And I'm kind of sorry that I didn't tape this one. Because the film's beautiful sadness or melancholy, is striking indeed. It's really a film which you wanna own on DVD or tape. Quite nice to get a peek inside Korean teenage-twins life, the harsh differences (the policeman telling an orphaned girl who just lost her grandparents due to a collapsed roof too that she should count herself lucky to be rid of a burden) and the similarities (the way they deal with boys etc).

Okay, maybe I just liked this film because it's about five attractive girls and I'm male but that's not all of it. Like the other users said, its atmosphere, the 'odeur' is so beautiful. The ending (it was my favorite type of ending. Don't worry, I won't tell;) ) screams for a sequel! I wanna see more! How about 'Tae-hie and Ji-young's Travel Adventure'? And where can I get the music?

The Melancholic Alcoholic.

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