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Road Movie (2002)

Rodeu-mubi (original title)
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Suk-won, a trader who loses all of his money (and his wife) in a market downturn is left homeless until Dae-shik, a homeless loner, rescues him. Together the two travel across the country ... See full summary »

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In-shik Kim

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In-shik Kim
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jung-min Hwang ... Dae-shik (as Jeong-min Hwang)
Chan Jung Chan Jung ... Suk-won
Rin Seo Rin Seo ... Il-joo
Hyeong-gi Jeong Hyeong-gi Jeong ... Min-seok
Eun-jin Pang Eun-jin Pang ... Jung-in (as Eun-jin Bang)
Ki-chun Kim Ki-chun Kim ... Jo-sshi (The Homeless Man)
Jae-eung Lee Jae-eung Lee ... Su-ho (The Boy)
Yu-Jeong Jang Yu-Jeong Jang ... Suk-won's Wife
Hyeong-joo Lee Hyeong-joo Lee ... Jjokbang Sanae
So-Hyeong Ryu So-Hyeong Ryu ... Hyeong-ja
Hyeon-ji Kim Hyeon-ji Kim ... Geum-ja
Min-ji Kang Min-ji Kang ... Pregnant Woman
Eun-Hyeong Cho Eun-Hyeong Cho ... Tavern Owner
Kyeong-hwan Park Kyeong-hwan Park ... Waiter
Ki-Jung Han Ki-Jung Han ... Suk-won's Senior
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Storyline

Suk-won, a trader who loses all of his money (and his wife) in a market downturn is left homeless until Dae-shik, a homeless loner, rescues him. Together the two travel across the country and Dae-shik falls in love with Suk-won. Joining them in their journey is Il-joo, a wacky hooker who falls in love with Dae-shik. Written by havan_ironoak@bigfoot.com

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Romance | Drama

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Official Sites:

Official Site [South Korea]

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

18 October 2002 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Road Movie See more »

Filming Locations:

Seoul, South Korea See more »

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Production Co:

CJ Entertainment, Sidus See more »
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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Don't expect to understand it.
20 October 2003 | by Havan_IronOakSee all my reviews

South Korea is NOT the most liberal of countries and this movie is NOT the most well ordered of stories but it was interesting.

This is the third Korean movie that I've seen recently and if that's a fair sample, it appears that Korean filmmakers don't put a high value on a coherent story line.

I can't say that I enjoyed any of these films but they were all strange enough and visually interesting enough to keep my attention throughout.

As to this film in particular, the basic storyline is that a failed (straight) businessman is met by a gay drifter who is living among Seoul's homeless. Along the way they meet a wacky prostitute who falls for the drifter but his (unrequited) affection is only for the failed businessman he's adopted.

As with gay characters in most early films these guys are in for an unhappy end but its a strange journey to get us there.

The scenery is wonderful and the movie is touching and funny in spots but don't expect it to be all sweetness and light.


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