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Take Care of My Cat (2001)

Go-yang-i-leul boo-tak-hae (original title)
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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 »

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Jae-eun Jeong

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Jae-eun Jeong
10 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Doona Bae ... Tae-hie (as Bae Doo Na)
Yo-won Lee ... Hye-ju
Ji-young Ok ... Ji-young
Eung-ju Lee Eung-ju Lee ... Bi-ryu
Eung-sil Lee Eung-sil Lee ... Bi-ryu
Tae-kyung Oh Tae-kyung Oh ... Uhm Chan-yong
Sang Seol Choi Sang Seol Choi ... Tae-hie's father
Park Sung-Geun Park Sung-Geun ... Deputy Park
Jung-hee Moon Jung-hee Moon ... Team leader (as Jung-Hee Moon)
Seok-jeong Hwang ... Passbook Lady / Beggar Woman
Park Rina Park Rina ... Hye-ju's elder sister
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hwa-yeong Kim Hwa-yeong Kim ... Tae-hie's mother
Kwang-gyu Kim Kwang-gyu Kim ... Ticket Inspector
Su-hyeon Kim Su-hyeon Kim ... Brokerage Firm Employee
Tae-yeong Kim Tae-yeong Kim ... Securities Company Employee
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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, 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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Official Sites:

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

13 October 2001 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Take Care of My Cat See more »

Filming Locations:

Incheon, South Korea

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,137, 20 October 2002

Gross USA:

$9,866

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,866
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Sensitive, Warm, and Wise
4 June 2004 | by ShimmyShimSee all my reviews

For me, "Take Care of My Cat" was one of 2003's overlooked treasures.

Low-key in plot and imbued with tone, this debut feature by Jae-eun Jeong focuses on a transitional moment in the lives of a group of 5 female friends drifting apart because of jobs, because of boys, because of familial duties.

There's a warmth and intimacy to this film that is similar in many ways to "Lost In Translation," another film of female transition. "Take Care of My Cat" succeeds through beautifully fluid and feline cinematography and lived-in performances by the five superb young actresses.

There's something special happening in Korean cinema as of late, with such recent masterpieces as "Oasis" waiting to be discovered by the world at large. Alongside Lynn Ramsay's "Ratcatcher" and Sophia Coppolla;s "Virgin Suicides," this may be my favorite debut by a female film-maker.

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