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Hello Ghost (2010)

Hellowoo goseuteu (original title)
A man's failed suicide attempt enables him to see ghosts, who later keep following him everywhere. It is now up to him to fulfill their wishes to make them go away.

Director:

Young-Tak Kim

Writer:

Young-Tak Kim
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Credited cast:
Tae-Hyun Cha ... Sang-Man
Ye-won Kang ... Jung Yun-Soo
Moon-su Lee Moon-su Lee ... Poppy ghost
Chang-Seok Ko ... Chain-smoker ghost
Jang Young-Nam ... Crybaby ghost
Bo-geun Cheon Bo-geun Cheon ... Elementary school student ghost
Ho-seok Kong Ho-seok Kong ... Blind fortuneteller Goo
Jeong Gyu-Su ... Jeong Joo-hwan
Jin-seong Kim Jin-seong Kim ... Jeong-won
Goo Seung-Hyeon Goo Seung-Hyeon ... Young Sang-man
Soon-woong Yu Soon-woong Yu ... Detective Noh
Ji-Kyeong Kim Ji-Kyeong Kim ... Psychiatrist
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yeong-Seon Kim Yeong-Seon Kim ... Detective No's wife
Saeromi Lee Saeromi Lee ... Middle-aged Apartment tenant
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After a failed suicide attempt, Sang-man wakes up in the hospital with the ability to see ghosts. He bumps into four ghosts who keep following him everywhere he go. He then reluctantly works to fulfill all their wishes to make them leave him for good. On his way to help the ghosts, Sang-man meets nurse Yun-soo and attempts to win her heart. Written by Immanuel A.

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ghost | suicide | nurse | hospital | jail | See All (24) »

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Comedy | Drama

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Another Wonderful Korean Film
19 July 2011 | by alisonc-1See all my reviews

Sang-man (Tae-hyun Cha) is an adult orphan, with no job, no friends and no life. So it's not surprising that he's seeking to end his life, only he's really bad at it and every time he tries to kill himself, he ends up in the hospital. On the most recent occasion, he finds some strange characters in the hospital with him – an Old Man (Moon-su Lee), a chain smoker (Chang-Seok Ko), a crying woman (Young-nam Jang) and a kid (Bo-geun Cheon); it isn't long before he realizes that they are all ghosts who, for some reason, have decided to stick to him like glue. An old fortune-teller (Ho-seok Kong) tells him they will only depart after he has fulfilled their wishes, and that he cannot take his own life until the ghosts are gone. Meanwhile, Jung Yun-Soo (Kang Hye-Won) is working at a hospice where the dying patients include a young child, a pregnant woman and an old man, her father. She must make her peace with them, and with their circumstances, and her life is made much more complicated when Sang-man meets her and falls in love....

This is a wonderful film, the first directed by Young-Tak Kim; it's funny, it's charming, and it's poignant, all without being in the least bit sappy. The revelations about the lives of the ghosts, about Yun-Soo's treatment of and by her father, and the denouement were all exciting and touching; I'm pretty sure there wasn't a dry eye in the house by the end. Tae-hyun Cha is delightful in the lead, but my favourite was Chang-Seok Ko as the chain smoker, a fat man with a sometimes sorrowful countenance but an absolutely stellar smile. My favourite film of FantAsia 2011 so far, and highly recommended if it comes to your town!


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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

23 December 2010 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Seoul, South Korea

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$19,774,455
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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