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Sunny (2011)

Sseo-ni (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 22 August 2011 (USA)
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Seven girls become good friends in high school, then events pull them apart for 25 years. When one of the friends lies dying in a hospital, she wishes to see each of them one last time.

Director:

Hyeong-Cheol Kang

Writers:

Hyeong-Cheol Kang, Byeong-heon Lee (screenplay adaptation) (as Byung-heon Lee)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ho-jeong Yu ... Na-mi
Eun-kyung Shim ... Young Na-mi
Hee-kyung Jin ... Choon-hwa
Min-yeong Kim Min-yeong Kim ... Young Jang-mi
Su-hee Go Su-hee Go ... Jang-mi
Kang So-ra ... Young Choon-hwa
Yeon-kyeong Lee Yeon-kyeong Lee ... Geum-ok
Bo-ra Nam ... Young Geum-ok
Sun-kyung Kim ... Bok-hee
Bo-mi Kim ... Young Bok-hee
Jin-hee Hong Jin-hee Hong ... Jin-hee
Park Jin-Joo ... Young Jin-hee
Hyo-Rin Min ... Young Soo-ji (as Hyo-rin Min)
Yeong-seo Park Yeong-seo Park ... Jong-gi
Seung-hyeon Han Seung-hyeon Han ... Jang-mi's older brother
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New high-school transfer student Na-Mi comes from a small town in Jeolla Province to her new school in the capital city of Seoul. When she is nervous, her small town dialect comes out & she starts to shake. On her first day at her new school she is bullied by others. Coming to her help is a group of girls. The girls are Choon-Hwa - known for her strong sense of loyalty & excellent fighting skills, heavyset Jang-Mi - who badly wishes to have plastic surgery to get double eye-lids, Jin-Hee - excellent when it comes to spewing profanity, Geum-Ok - interested in literature, Bok-Hee - dreams of one day becoming Ms. Korea and Su-Ji - always arrogant. Na-Mi quickly becomes part of their group. When the group confronts rival girls known as Sonyeo Sidae ("Girls Generation"), Na-Mi spews curse words she picked up from her grandmother. Because of Na-Mi the girls are able to avoid a crisis. These seven girls then form their own group named "Sunny". They also vow to stay together forever. The ... Written by Stanislav S, Sochi, Russia

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The sunniest moment of our lives

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Comedy | Drama

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The purpose of music was to make the audience nostalgic with tunes that represent the 80's. The chosen songs highlight special scenes and symbolize important themes. For example, when Joy's "Touch by Touch," the lyrics ironically fit in with the scenes on the screen. See more »

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References The Party (1980) See more »

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Touch By Touch
Written by Andy Schweitzer and Alfred Jaklitsch
Performed by Joy
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The Movie That Could
21 March 2013 | by misterkevinohSee all my reviews

I think it's a rare thing for the Korean Film industry to come out with a movie that depicts Korean girls as care-free as they are (in "Sunny), and that same movie to become extremely successful.

What I mean is that the ideal Korean girl is quiet, innocent, and practices proper etiquette at ALL times. But the girls in "Sunny" are anything BUT those things.

Yes, it's true that the movie may not have an over-arching "thesis", but this isn't that kind of film. This is a movie that is absolutely in love with it's story and characters, where the majority of the film is spent building this friendship, and putting that friendship through trials. It may not have the noir, pessimistic tone of most popular Korean films, but it's nice to have a movie with a happy ending. Because although happy endings may not be gritty or realistic, it's definitely worth it when you whether the trials and all the whistle-dicks that get in the way when you do it with the company of those you care about.

And if anything, maybe that's what "Sunny" is about.

(On a side note, the movie is beautifully shot, has excellent writing, beautiful sets, staging, acting... it's really just a beautiful movie. Cinephiles, eat your heart out. I daresay it's kind of like the Breakfast Club of Korea in the sense of all that youthful angst. It's just a piece of fun cinema that really resonates with that heart- warming-goo)


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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

22 August 2011 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Seoul, South Korea

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$51,116,421
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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