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Neuk-dae-so-nyeon (2012)

Not Rated | | Fantasy, Romance | 30 November 2012 (USA)
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Summoned by an unexpected phone call, an elderly woman visits the country cottage she lived in as a child. Memories of an orphan boy she knew 47 years ago come flooding back to her.

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Sung-hee Jo

Writer:

Sung-hee Jo
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bo-Young Park ... Younger Sun-yi / Eun-ju
Joong-Ki Song ... Chul-Su (wolf-boy) (as Joong-ki Song)
Yeong-ran Lee Yeong-ran Lee ... Older Sun-yi
Young-nam Jang Young-nam Jang ... Sun-yi's Mom
Yeon-Seok Yoo Yeon-Seok Yoo ... Ji-tae
Hyang-gi Kim ... Sun-ja
Sung-mok Yoo Sung-mok Yoo ... Professor Kang Tae-shik
Dong-soo Seo Dong-soo Seo ... Army Colonel
Woo Jung Woo Jung ... Mr. Jung (as Woo Jeong-kook)
Jeong-Hee Nam Jeong-Hee Nam ... Dong-suk's grandmother
Bon-im Goo Bon-im Goo ... Mrs. Jung
Do-Kyu Ahn Do-Kyu Ahn ... Dong-suk
Bi Shin Bi Shin ... Dong-mi
Joon-Hyuk Lee ... Policeman 1 (as Joon-hyeok Lee)
Yeong-Seok Oh Yeong-Seok Oh ... Policeman 2
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Storyline

An offer to buy her property brings elderly Kim Sun-yi back to the country cottage she briefly lived in during eventful times in her youth. With her granddaughter by her side, Sun-yi recalls meeting Cheol-su, not only a feral orphan from Korean war days but a mute boy genetically spliced with wolf DNA by a rogue scientist, now deceased. She effectively tames the unsocialized lad through dog obedience training, and he soon becomes more than a loyal companion, protecting her from the rude advances of her late father's business partner's ne'er-do-well, spoiled, self-centered son, Ji-tae, who fully expects Sun-yi to marry him someday. He would claim her as his own sooner than that if not for Cheol-su, who transforms into an unbeatable werewolf anytime someone threatens a member of his pack, leading Ji-tae to work towards a permanent solution to this problem. Written by statmanjeff

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Genres:

Fantasy | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

30 November 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Werewolf Boy See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,804, 21 December 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$342,922

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$46,282,588
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Bidangil Pictures,Silk Road See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The OST song is performed by actress Park Bo-young herself. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Kang's Assistant: His vision, hearing and sense of smell are all good. Too good, actually. His body temperature is a little high.
Professor Kang Tae-shik: How high?
Dr. Kang's Assistant: 115.8 ºF. It's not a fever. He is naturally hot. And he has a bone density and muscle power that matches an elephant.
Professor Kang Tae-shik: If anyone asks, tell them all the readings are normal.
Dr. Kang's Assistant: Sir?
Professor Kang Tae-shik: If we don't take him with us, he'll be killed here.
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Soundtracks

My Prince
(uncredited)
Composed by Shim Hyun-jung with lyrics by Jo Sung-hee
Performed by Park Bo-young.
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Nice romantic fantasy
3 December 2012 | by joybran2000See all my reviews

The title is misleading because he isn't exactly a werewolf and it isn't a horror movie. It is called Wolf Boy in Korea, which is a much better name. The main part of the movie is about socializing a feral child and the sweet relationship that develops between him and his adopted family, especially the older daughter. Although there are elements of fantasy toward the end of the story, enjoyment of the movie doesn't depend on that.

The cinematography is lovely and the acting is excellent, except for the villain being a little over the top. Although the movie seems to be geared toward teens and young adults, it is also entertaining for mature audiences who like a classic kind of emotional ride.


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