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A Man Who Was Superman (2008)

Syoo-peo-maen-i-sseo-deon sa-na-i (original title)
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A snobbish producer makes a documentary about the extraordinary behavior of her neighbor who believes himself to be Superman.

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Yoon-Chul Jung

Writers:

Yoon-Chul Jung (screenplay), Jin-ho Yun (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jung-min Hwang ... Superman
Ji-Hyun Jun ... Song Soo-jung (as Gianna Jun)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gil-seung Bang Gil-seung Bang
Woo-hyuk Choi Woo-hyuk Choi ... Superman - child
Ji-hee Jin ... Hee-jeong / Ji-yeong
Hie-bong Jo Hie-bong Jo ... Recording engineer
Gi-seok Kim Gi-seok Kim
Young-hwa Seo Young-hwa Seo ... Hee-jeong's mother
Woo-seon Seon Woo-seon Seon ... Miss Kim
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A snobbish producer makes a documentary about the extraordinary behavior of her neighbor who believes himself to be Superman.

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Comedy | Drama

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [South Korea]

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

31 January 2008 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Superman ieotdeon sanai See more »

Filming Locations:

Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,250,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,877,004
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Production Co:

CJ Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Superman: Strength doesn't open big iron doors but a small key does.
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Spoofs Superman (1978) See more »

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"Don Juan DeMarco" redux.
30 July 2009 | by mikejonasSee all my reviews

Basically, that's what it is. Swap out "bizarre teen who thinks he's Don Juan" with "bizarre transient who thinks he's Superman," and replace Marlon Brando as the psychiatrist with Jeon Ji-Hyun as the human interest documentarian, and you've got the pitch nailed down.

It's not particularly original, and plays more like a Hallmark Hall of Fame TV movie than a theatrical feature, but still, it's a pretty effective tearjerker with very good performances from both its leads. A movie you can skip, but you won't feel like you wasted your time if you did sit through it. Perhaps its greatest achievement is managing to turn the normally breathtaking Jeon Ji-Hyun/Gianna Jun into a convincingly unappealing, frumpy, chain-smoking TV producer.


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