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A Werewolf Boy (2012)

Neuk-dae-so-nyeon (original title)
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.

Director:

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
Jang Young-Nam ... Sun-yi's Mom
Yeon-Seok Yoo ... Ji-tae
Hyang-gi Kim ... Sun-ja
Seung-mok Yoo Seung-mok Yoo ... Professor Kang Tae-shik
Dong-soo Seo Dong-soo Seo ... Army Colonel
Woo Jung Woo Jung ... Mr. Jung (as Woo Jeong-kook)
Jung-Hee Nam Jung-Hee Nam ... Dong-suk's grandmother (as Jeong-Hee Nam)
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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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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My Prince
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Composed by Shim Hyun-jung with lyrics by Jo Sung-hee
Performed by Park Bo-young.
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Heartwarming love story
17 July 2018 | by paulclaassenSee all my reviews

When you see the word 'werewolf' in a title you expect a horror. This was not a horror, though, and neither was it thriller or suspense for that matter. Instead it was a comedy drama - and a beautiful one at that. It is a love story with a deep underlying theme: loyalty.

The werewolf story itself was not very believable and one doesn't really know if the boy is actually a werewolf or just an experiment. The 'werewolf' make-up was also very 1950-ish. The director clearly did not spend much time on effects and substituted that for a good heartwarming story. Despite that, this is a touching love story that is funny and dramatic in equal parts, and the genres blend together perfectly. This was a unique film and I enjoyed it. (If you expect werewolf transformations and gore, though, you will not find it here and might want to give it a skip.)


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Official Sites:

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

30 November 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$342,922

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$46,282,588
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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