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Pen-teu-ha-woo-seu ko-kki-ri (2009)

The film depicts the hollow lives of affluent thirty-something young urban professionals in Seoul. The protagonists are three childhood friends, each struggling with a compulsion: ... See full summary »

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Seung-koo Jhung (as S.K. Jhung)

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Seung-koo Jhung (as S.K. Jhung)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Dong-Hyuk Cho Dong-Hyuk Cho ... Min Suk
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jong-min Baek Jong-min Baek
Myeong-hee Go Myeong-hee Go ... Bartender
Ji-hyeong Han Ji-hyeong Han ... Nurse Lee
Jo Dong Hyeok Jo Dong Hyeok
Ji-hee In Ji-hee In ... Girl in large room 1
Hyuk Jang
Su-hyeon Jo Su-hyeon Jo ... Yoo-jin
Dong-gyun Kang Dong-gyun Kang ... Security guard
Gi-ho Kim Gi-ho Kim ... Photographer
Eun-soo Lee Eun-soo Lee ... Young Hyeon-woo
Sang-woo Lee
Won-seok No Won-seok No ... Room executive officer
Cho-rong Park Cho-rong Park ... Passing woman
Hee-jeong Park Hee-jeong Park ... Girl in large room 2
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The film depicts the hollow lives of affluent thirty-something young urban professionals in Seoul. The protagonists are three childhood friends, each struggling with a compulsion: schizophrenia, sex addiction, and infidelity. The revelation of their secrets exacerbates their sense of deprivation, and the three friends are inevitably led to a shocking finale when they learn that growing pains are not just distant memories of their youth. Written by Warsaw Film Festival

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

5 November 2009 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Penteuhawooseu kokkiri See more »

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It was the last onscreen appearance by Ja-yun Jang, who committed suicide before the film's release. See more »

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For Murakami fans
18 October 2010 | by AtavistenSee all my reviews

Technically brilliant movie about memory, love and superficiality. Well it deals with a lot of things, in a humouristical way. It is easy going and tries to raise some questions as well, but just don't take them too seriously.

Searching for the Elephant is jam packed with comedy, romance, sex, violence and a wee bit of despair. It wouldn't be too far off to mention Murakami Haruki in this context, actually come to think of it, it is quite apt. Though it is no "Tony Takitani".

I took me a little time to be able to separate the male protagonists because of the style of direction, even as they're quite different.

6.5 / 10 stars


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