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Mutt Boy (2003)

Ddong gae (original title)
(Korean with English subtitles) Life is tough for Chol-Min - his mother died during labor, forcing him to grow up alonge with his stoic police officer father. However, Chol-Min lives a ... See full summary »

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Kyung-taek Kwak
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Cast

Credited cast:
Woo-sung Jung ... Cha Cheol-min
Kap-su Kim ... Cheol-min's father
Ji-won Uhm ... Jeong-ae
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wook Heo Wook Heo ... Gye Whan
Ji-Yeong Hong Ji-Yeong Hong
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(Korean with English subtitles) Life is tough for Chol-Min - his mother died during labor, forcing him to grow up alonge with his stoic police officer father. However, Chol-Min lives a high-spirited life and roams around town with his own mutt, a half-bred police dog, making friends and enemies along the way. Written by Anonymous

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Official Sites:

Official Site [South Korea]

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

16 July 2003 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Korcsfiú See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Jininsa Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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For the pleasure of performance
23 May 2007 | by hokensongirlSee all my reviews

Mutt Boy is probably the least glamorous role Woo-Sung Jung has taken on his shoulders ~ but that itself reflects the drive to be more than just a pretty face which unfortunately constitutes much of the "Hallyu" wave sweeping Southeast Asia and the world off their feet. His performance as Chol-min is simply a pleasure to watch, from the way he does laundry, the slight lisp and hunched shoulders to spitting food while eating; these are just some examples of Jung's embodiment of his character. The intermittent narrative is another audio perk and for the lack of a better example ~ think of the same way Tom Hanks is Forrest Gump the movie; Woo-sung Jung is Mutt-Boy the movie. There are however parts of the script that felt heavily under-developed and viewers are left hanging with the question, "Now what?". Whether it's the relationship between Chol-min and his dad, his friends; his dad and Jeong Ae. The world of "mentally-challenged" was touched on but the issue was not addressed. Yet for fans of Woo-Sung Jung; I have a feeling just watching him on-screen would make this worthy and in some ways I'd have to agree.


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