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[K-Movie] Good Morning President
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Movie: Good Morning President
Hangul: 굿모닝 프레지던트
Director: Jang Jin
Writer: Jang Jin
Release Date: 2009/2010
Language: Korean
Country: South Korea


Plot

"Good Morning President" depicts the world of Korean politics with a humorous tone.

Cha Ji-wook (Jang Dong-gun) is the President of South Korea. He has been in love with Kim Yi-yeon (Han Chae-young) since his early childhood days and now finds out from his staff that she will become a spokesperson for the opposition party. Yi-yeon's father is also the Ex-President of South Korea, Kim Jeong-ho (Lee Sun-jae), who six months prior to stepping down as the President won the national lottery ...



Cast

Jang Dong-gun as Cha Ji-wook

Han Chae-young as Kim Yi-yeon

Ko Do-shim as Han Kyung-ja

Lee Sun-jae as Kim Jeong-ho (ex. president / Yi-yeon's father)

Im Ha-ryong



can't wait to see Han Chae-young.
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Posted 8/9/09
interesting....
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cool
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Posted 8/17/09
is this good?
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Posted 8/17/09
sounds good...is it already airing?
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Posted 8/17/09
woooow............
want to see this movie
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Posted 8/17/09
i am so gonna watch!!!!!!!!!

i like the male lead
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Wow, My dream couple...

I like Han Chae Yong with hot guys.....

Looking forward for this movie....
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Posted 9/4/09
lol what?
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Posted 9/10/09
Jang Dong-gun, world's sexiest president?


Jang Dong-gun to be the handsome president would be such a big hit! Here, "Good Morning President" has its teaser stills released! It is about three unpredicted presidents!

The single good looking president is none other than Jang Dong-gun acting as Cha Ji-wook. We can see him on the set giving a speech.
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Posted 9/21/09
Good Morning President sells out at PIFF in 1 minute


Technically, 1 minute and 35 seconds.

Such is the box office draw of one of Korea’s favorite actors, Jang Dong-gun. The warm and humorous Good Morning President is his first film in several years, and Korean audiences are eager to see Jang back onscreen, as he has been out of the Hallyu spotlight to pursue Hollywood interests (The Warrior’s Way is still forthcoming). Thus they’ve leapt at the chance to get their first glimpse of his latest role when President opens October’s Pusan International Film Festival.

Sure, he only plays one of three presidents in the movie (with Lee Soon-jae, Go Du-shim) and stars opposite glamorous Han Chae-young, but really, the pull is all about Jang Dong-gun.

Tickets went on sale at 5pm on September 21, and according to a rep at PIFF, they sold out completely in the first minute and 35 seconds. This follows a similar response to last year’s PIFF opener, Gift to Stalin, which also sold out in under 2 minutes. Some previous fast sellers include The Coast Guard (which also starred Jang Dong-gun and sold out in 2 min 4 sec) in 2002, The Last Witness (2 min 28 sec) in 2001, and Traces of Love (2 min 45 sec) in 2006. President is therefore the fastest-selling Korean film at PIFF, which seems to me a strange statistic to keep track of, but oh well.
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From left, actors Jang Dong-gun, Goh Doo-shim, Lim Ha-ryong and Han Chae-young, pose during a photo session of a press conference for Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) opening film "Good Morning President" on October 8, 2009. The comedy, about the lives of three different presidents, is set for release in theatres on October 22.
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Jang says not calling for a fight with "President"


The 14th Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) kicked off Thursday with an opening ceremony and the much-anticipated South Korean film "Good Morning President".

The fest made an unprecedented move this year to "invigorate the stagnant domestic film market" by choosing the comedy by director Jang Jin who is better known for his commercial success. And heartthrob Jang Dong-gun played one of the presidents in the story about the lives of three different presidents -- a reality women would only dream of.

A press conference took place after a screening for the film set for release in theatres on October 22.


director Jang Jin
Q:I was reminded of a particular South Korean president while watching this film about three presidents. Did you not choose a particular president as a model or refer to him?
Jang Jin (Jang): I'd never thought it would be necessary to do any studying for the film so I didn't do any research on presidents. I didn't have a certain president in mind. I was born in the 70s and had become used to the sovereign-type presidents. So I felt a distance from them but I wanted to start understanding them and I thought I would be able to do it well if I did it in my movie. I think what is lamentable about it is we were half-way into shooting the film when our country lost two presidents. In a way, I wanted to see them also watch this movie and laugh at it heartily [but they can't] so I was upset and sad. If a certain president popped into your mind while watching the film, I'm guessing that it's probably the same president that five out of ten people were also reminded of. I didn't intend on it but our presidents usually experience a lot of dramatic experiences so you may relate the story to someone from a certain period.

Q: You said your film is not about a certain president but "President" reflects a lot on South Korea's political situation.
Jang: Though the film is about presidents I thought there wouldn't be any political questions after watching it. And it's because I did not try to deliver any political messages in it. I think you can look at the movie from two perspectives. One is that we may be able to understand presidents better by seeing how they pull through political situations that we experienced and when they are faced with certain situations themselves. We may also feel some satisfaction from the film by meeting the presidents everyone dreams of. But the movie, in no way, was made with the intention of criticizing the path of any past or current administration. If I wanted to, we are living in times where we can say so ourselves directly rather than expressing it indirectly through a movie.


Goh Doo-shim
Q: Is there any particular reason you had three presidents appear in the film instead of one?
Jang: Three presidents seemed most ideal. And it would've also been difficult to fill up the ideal running time for commercials films which is between 90 to 100 minutes. I personally wanted portray presidents before, during and after their term with the one currently in office at the center of the film. I also wanted to show the story so that the presidents before and after would all just be the same human being.

Q: Your hair and wardrobe are extremely unconventional today unlike the image of the female president you played in the film.
Goh Doo-shim: Who says I can't go punk just because I played a president? (laugh) I actually wear this hairstyle often when I'm in a good mood. I like it and I really went all out to match this extremely fun and happy occasion. I wanted to show people that I can be like this too by losing the usual loose and baggy pants I wear for playing roles of elder women. I remember seeing an article earlier on which said "Goh Doo-shim pretties up". (laugh)


Jang Dong-gun
Q: President Cha Ji-wook inside the film is scared of three things, namely bad drinking habits, his son's questions and candlelight vigils. What are the three things the real Jang Dong-gun is most scared of?
Jang Dong-gun (Jang DG): One of the things I'm always scared about are the netizens. Because the netizens are the audience. And another thing I get scared of around this time of the year, are yourselves -- the reporters -- and the critics. Usually I'm not but I'm scared when I have to be evaluated for a movie. (laugh)

Q: We heard that you have to drink beer if you start worrying too much because you suffer from insomnia. How many sleepless nights did you spend and how much beer did you consume after choosing this movie which is your first in four years?
Jang DG: I didn't worry over my choice of film but I couldn't sleep because I personally was lonely. Like all singles my age are. I once appeared on a talk show and said I drink beer everyday before going to sleep and some people took it seriously but it's not -- it's to an extent that I can enjoy. I sleep well these days and I'm excited everyday because I got to shoot a fun film.
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Korean box office hails "President"

South Korean moviegoers welcomed the arrival of Hallyu star Jang Dong-gun's new film "Good Morning President", which topped the domestic box office in the first week of its release.

"President" became the most-watched film over the weekend of October 23-25 with 706,409 viewers and a total 816,565 viewers since its opening on October 22, according to estimates released by Korea Box Office Information System (KOBIS) on Monday.

The film, about the life of three different presidents, is Jang's first box office hit in nearly four years, after starring in "Typhoon" in December 2005.

Hollywood science fiction movie "District 9" stepped down to second place from last week's No. 1 with 158,362 viewers for the weekend and grossing 618,968 viewers in total.

Sci-fi horror film "Pandorum" came in third with 70,150 viewers and "New York I Love You" followed with 45,057 viewers for the weekend. "Closer to Heaven", starring Kim Myung-min and Ha Ji-won, trailed at No. 5 by drawing 34,007 viewers for the same period.

"The Sword with No Name", "I Come With the Rain", "City of Fathers" and "Goodbye Mom" and "Naruto" rounded out the top ten.

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