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Haeundae [KMovie 2009]
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Haeundae takes South Korean box office by storm
3 August, 2009 | Updated: 3 August, 2009 4:00 pm | By Jean Noh

Tsunami blockbuster Haeundae has taken the South Korean box office by storm clocking up 5 million admissions from 712 screens in less than two weeks

JK Youn’s disaster film, which stars Sol Kyung-gu and Ha Ji-won and was released on July 22, has won audiences over with its mix of colourful local characters and drama.

CJ Entertainment, the film’s co-producer and distributor, believe the film has long-term potential as exit polls show that families, including teenagers and seniors, make up 40% of the audience, as opposed to the usual summer fare tends attract the 20 year old to 30 year old market.

CJ’s director of international marketing and PR, Jessica Kim, said: “Word of mouth for Haeundae is so strong that it’s been bringing in 300,000 admissions even on weekdays, and we expect the trend to continue for a while.”

Although the Korean Film Council’s weekend gross figures are not due out until Tuesday (Aug 4), Haeundae is topping the charts with newly released Showbox action film Take Off and Pixar animation Up trailing in its wake.

Haeundae is only the second film in 2009 after Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen to pass the 5 million admissions mark. Released June 24, the robot movie is still in the top 10, with about 7.4 million admissions to date.

Sold to multiple territories including the UK (Optimum) and Germany (Splendid), Haeundae is set to open in mainland China at the end of August.
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~moved to the Movies section
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Posted 8/15/09
Looking forward to watch this film...
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'Haeundae' Hits 7-Million-Viewer Mark WOOOOOOOOOOOW!!!


Local summer blockbuster "Haeundae,'' directed by Yoon Je-kyoon, has been seen by 7 million viewers in 18 days since its premiere July 22.

The film is expected to break the 10-million-viewer mark soon with its present pace. Currently, only four domestic movies ― "Silmido'' (2003), "Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War'' (2004), "King and the Clown'' (2005) and "The Host'' (2006) ― have drawn more than 10 million viewers.

"Haeundae'' attracted 180,000 viewers on opening day and reached 1 million viewers July 25, four days after its release.

The film has continued to draw an average 300,000 viewers a day during the weekdays and 500,000 viewers a day on the weekends. If the film reaches the 10-million-viewer mark, it will be the fifth film to do so, three years after "The Host,'' the last film to do so.



The movie's popularity is attributed to the wide range of audience members it appeals to, from teens to the middle-aged, due to its comical and emotional scenes.

The movie, billed as the nation's first disaster film, was directed by Yoon Je-kyoon who is known for his sex comedy "Sex Is Zero'' and the feel-good romantic comedy, "Miracle on 1st Street."

The film is set in Busan, the nation's second-largest city, which is about to be hit by a tsunami and focuses on the story of a group of protagonists ― seaside-eatery proprietor Man-sik (Sul Kyoung-gu) and girlfriend Yeon-heui (Ha Ji-won); his coast-guard brother and his sultry counterpart; and a divorced couple, one of whom is a workaholic ocean geologist (Park Joong-hoon) and the other a political adviser (Uhm Jung-hwa).

Although the drama deals with a natural disaster, the story touches on complications in love caused by relatives, class differences and human relations.

The $13 million production by CJ Entertainment, one of the most expensive in Korea, is now showing on 869 screens nationwide.

"Haeundae'' shows Hollywood-caliber visual effects placed in a richly localized setting for the Korean audience by Hans Uhlig, the computer graphics expert for the film, also known for his work in "The Perfect Storm'' and "The Day After Tomorrow.''
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wow i really wanna watch this
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Posted 8/16/09
I saw the trailer in Arirang (Showbiz Extra) and the effects are sick...they nailed it....
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"Haeundae", Lee Minki aka Wacky Guy, Why He Was Misunderstood?

When Lee Minki is acting, many people compliments him as a passionate actor who is very serious in his work. But on TV variety shows, he is introduced as an unordinary/wacky guy. Why must this be?

Although he's a little shy in front of strangers, he has no problem going about living his life. But whenever he appears on variety shows, people misunderstands him as inarticulate, though he answers questions seriously and acts properly. This was one of his big worries ever since his first appearance on a variety show. He's never sure of whether he should act like a funny guy in front of people/audience or just be in a position where he feels most comfortable.

On a certain variety show, the MC asked what his father does for a living. He could have answered it simply, but from his father's point of view, it might have been a question that shouldn't be answered so easily. Watching the show after it aired, the subtitles read that he was a wacky/unordinary guy who needs to think a long time before talking about his family relationship. And saying things like "he's not fit to do variety shows". Lee Minki was born in Kyeongsangdo, Kimhae. He was most complimented for his brilliant Busan saturi/accent acting. What is his method?

The script that Lee Minki reads is all written in Busan saturi. No matter how much he reads them word for word, it's not perfect because he doesn't use it in everyday speech. So he put in a lot of effort by using Busan saturi whenever he spoke. He's now worried about something and thinks he needs to make Seoul friends. He spend 8 months using Busan saturi, which made him forget how to use standard Seoul dialect slightly.

When Lee Minki first appeared in a one-act drama, he didn't worry much about his pronunciation. He didn't expect to continue as an actor. He was just proud that he appeared on TV. But his thoughts changed once he appeared on "Be Strong Geum Soon". Everyone in that drama spoke in Seoul dialect and he was criticized for the way he spoke because it was difficult to understand.

He spent several hours everyday fixing his pronunciation by biting onto a pen. He also received calls everyday from the director asking if he's practicing. Since he couldn't fix his pronunciation no matter how much he practiced, the director told him "my son grew up in Busan, so the way he talks is like yours".

He really wanted to quit, but he naturally was able to speak in Seoul dialect once he made Seoul friends.

[Then it goes on talking about his character in the movie "Haeundae". Seems like his acting performance was excellent!]
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Haeundae cast in China
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22.8.2009.. Shanghai - Press conference
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Schedule to be premiere: July 2009

Haeundae


watch the trailer: http://www.wikio.com/video/1120031

Cast

Ha Ji Won - Yeon-hee Kang

Seol Kyeong Gu - Man-sik Choi

Uhm Jung Hwa - Yu-jin Lee

Lee Min Ki - Hyeong-sik Choi

Plot


Located on the Southeast of the Korean peninsula is the international city of Busan. A popular vacation spot on the East Sea coast, Haeundae draws one milion visitors to its beaches every year. Man-sik, a native of Haeundae, went deep-sea fishing four years before and lost a co-workier in a tsunami; he has never returned. He now leads a simple life running a small sushi shop and is preparing to propose to his longtime girlfriend, Yeon-hee. While these seemingly banal domestic affairs unfold, geologist KIMHwi, an expert on tsunami research, discovers the East Sea is showing signs of activity similar to the Indian Ocean at the time of the 2004 tsunami. Despite his warnings, the Disaster Prevention Agency affirms that Korea is in no harm of being hit. When he discovers a super tsunami starting in Tsushima, Japan is headed stratight for the Korean peninsula, he quicklu heads down to Haeundae. Eventually, KIM gets a call about a deadly oncoming wave, with only ten minutes to spare! While the vacationers and citizens of Busan are enjoying a peaceful, hot summer day, a super-tsunami is headed straight for Haeundae.

this is defenetely going to be one of the must watch movies of 2009. the poster is awesome.
i really can't wait to see this. the cast is soo great.


This looks thrilling! I want to watch it...!!!
Posted 8/22/09
uuh!! goonna watch this!! XD
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I saw the trailer on arirang :D
I'm really excited and definitely gonna watch it. The starting of the trailer was really funny and cute but it became damn scary. :S
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'Haeundae' Attracts 10 Mil. Audience


More than 10 million viewers have now watched the big-budget disaster film "Haeundae" since its release on July 22, becoming the fifth South Korean movie to reach the milestone.

Featuring a tsunami that hits the nation's largest port city, Busan, the movie drew 220,000 and 200,000 viewers over the weekend, respectively, according to film distributor CJ Entertainment.

By reaching the landmark, the film joined the so-called "10 million club" which includes the other hit motion pictures "The Host" (2006), "The King and the Clown" (2005), "Taegukgi: Brotherhood of War" (2004) and "Silmido" (2003). Thanks to its catchy storyline and effective CG techniques, the film has garnered fans that range from teens to middle-aged people, which has increased ticket sales.

Movie experts are considering the jump in viewers as a green light for further investment in local films, as the success of "Haeundae" came during a difficult time for local cinema.
According to the Korea Film Council, "Haeundae" is the first movie to surpass the 10-million mark in three years. The last film to attain the feat was "The Host" by director Bong Jun-ho.

"Haeundae", directed by Yoon Je-kyoon, stars some of Korea's most famous actors, such as Seol Kyeong-gu, Ha Ji-won and Park Joong-hoon. The story focuses on the struggle for survival against a tsunami.
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how about into indian remake?
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Haeundae takes South Korean box office by storm
3 August, 2009 | Updated: 3 August, 2009 4:00 pm | By Jean Noh

Tsunami blockbuster Haeundae has taken the South Korean box office by storm clocking up 5 million admissions from 712 screens in less than two weeks

JK Youn’s disaster film, which stars Sol Kyung-gu and Ha Ji-won and was released on July 22, has won audiences over with its mix of colourful local characters and drama.

CJ Entertainment, the film’s co-producer and distributor, believe the film has long-term potential as exit polls show that families, including teenagers and seniors, make up 40% of the audience, as opposed to the usual summer fare tends attract the 20 year old to 30 year old market.

CJ’s director of international marketing and PR, Jessica Kim, said: “Word of mouth for Haeundae is so strong that it’s been bringing in 300,000 admissions even on weekdays, and we expect the trend to continue for a while.”

Although the Korean Film Council’s weekend gross figures are not due out until Tuesday (Aug 4), Haeundae is topping the charts with newly released Showbox action film Take Off and Pixar animation Up trailing in its wake.

Haeundae is only the second film in 2009 after Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen to pass the 5 million admissions mark. Released June 24, the robot movie is still in the top 10, with about 7.4 million admissions to date.

Sold to multiple territories including the UK (Optimum) and Germany (Splendid), Haeundae is set to open in mainland China at the end of August

I was wondering where I could watch this??
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