200 Pounds Beauty
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- Movie: 200 Pounds Beauty
- Hangul: 미녀는 괴로워
- Revised Romanization: Minyeo-neun Goerowo
- Director: Kim Yong-Hwa
- Writer: Kim Yong-Hwa, Noh Hye-Young, Kim Sun-Jung
- Producer: Park Mu-Seung
- Cinematographer: Park Hyeon-Cheol
- Release Date: December 24, 2006
- Runtime : 120 min.
- Genre: Romantic-Comedy / Music / Plastic Surgery
- Production Budget: US$4M
- Studio: KM Culture, REALies
- Distributor: Showbox/Mediaplex
- Country: South Korea
- Language: Korean
Han-Na (Kim A-Joong) is a very large girl with a warm heart. She also possesses an unbelievable voice. Han-Na wants to become a pop-singer, but due to her extra-large appearance, can only work as a faceless singer. She provides the vocals for a popular singer named Amy (Ji Seo-Yun), a beautiful young lady that can’t carry a note to save her life.
Han-Na is also in love with Amiys music producer, Sang-Joon (Joo Jin-Mo), but it's a one-sided love. One day, Han-Na is invited to Sang-Joon’s birthday party and receives a red dress from him to wear to his party. Han-Na is excited, yet scared. The dress is revealing and quite extravagant. With her very large figure, she is not sure if she can wear such an outfit. Han-Na does eventually go to the birthday party in the red dress, but is mortified when petite Amy appears in the same red dress. During the course of the birthday party, Han-Na absorbs more emotional trauma and she simply disappears for one year.
Han-Na then returns as the beautiful Jenny ...
- "200 Pounds Beauty" is based off of the Japanese manga "Kannasan Daiseikou Desu!" by Yumiko Suzuki.
- Kim Ah-Joong sang all the songs performed by "Hana" in 200 Pounds Beauty, including title track "Maria" (originally by Blondie).
- Related titles:
|Kim A-Joong||Kim Ah-Joong||Joo Jin-Mo||Ji Seo-Yun||Kim Hyun-Suk|
|Lim Hyeon-Shik||Sung Dong-Il||Kim Yong-Geon||Lee Han-Wi||Lee Won-Jong|
|Han-Na's father||Record Company Exec||Record Company CEO||Plastic Surgeon||Fortune Teller|
|Park No-Shik||Lee Beom-Soo|
|Jenny's Fan||hit taxi driver|
Additional Cast Members:
- Ryu Seung-Soo - Traffic Cop
- Kim Ji-Suk - Charcoal
- Park Hwi-Sun - Cheol-Soo
- Jeong Yun - Pink's manger
- Kim Do-Yeon - Tattooist
- Jo Seok-Hyeon - Used car salesman
- Ku Bon-Lim - Taxi passenger
- Jung Min-Sung - Emergency room intern
- Kim Young-Moo - intern Lee Kwang-Hak
- Heo Hyeon-Hwa
- 2010 (1st) Korean Film Festival in Australia - October 1-5, 2010