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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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Chul-Su (wolf-boy) (as Joong-ki Song)
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Young-nam Jang ...
Sun-yi's Mom
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Sun-ja
Sung-mok Yoo ...
Dong-soo Seo ...
Army Colonel
Woo Jung ...
Mr. Jung (as Woo Jeong-kook)
Jeong-Hee Nam ...
Dong-suk's grandmother
Bon-im Goo ...
Mrs. Jung
Do-Kyu Ahn ...
Dong-suk
Bi Shin ...
Dong-mi
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Policeman 1
Yeong-Seok Oh ...
Policeman 2
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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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Fantasy | Romance

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30 November 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Werewolf Boy  »

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

Quotes

Soon-Yi: Gran, wanna see this?
Older Sun-yi: What a good-looking young man.
Soon-Yi: He is, isn't he?
Older Sun-yi: Does he come from money?
Soon-Yi: I don't think so.
Older Sun-yi: Then just have a little fun and dump him.
Soon-Yi: But he's so good to me.
Older Sun-yi: Be good to him. Men love getting compliments. When you grow up you see things that you didn't used to see. Knowing more might seem good, but it turns you into a coward. It only happens once in your lifetime, and it never comes back.
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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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A heartwarming story that made even some middle-aged men cry
8 December 2012 | by See all my reviews

Agree with the previous poster that the title is somewhat misleading--the title character isn't exactly your typical werewolf, and the movie isn't really a Korean version of Twilight (except for maybe one or two scenes in the movie that were somewhat reminiscent). Rather, it's an emotional love story that will make you laugh and cry at the same time and really pull at your heartstrings, like only a classic Korean romantic film knows how to do. I watched this at my local theater, and almost everyone cried at some point during the movie--most of the girls were bawling towards the end and I noticed that even many of the guys were crying (including some middle-aged men!). If you're going to see this movie, I highly recommend taking some tissues with you.


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