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- Movie: Late Autumn
- Revised romanization: Manchu
- Hangul: 만추
- Director: Kim Tae-Yong
- Writer: Kim Tae-Yong
- Producer: Lee Joo-Ik
- Cinematographer: Kim Woo-Hyung
- World Premiere: September 10, 2010 (Toronto International Film Festival)
- Release Date: February 17, 2011
- Runtime: 115min.
- Genre: Romance
- Distributor: CJ Entertainment
- Language: English
- Country: South Korea, U.S.A.
Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki Staff ©
Anna Chen's (Tang Wei) highly jealous husband discovers that Anna has rekindled a relationship with her first love. When Anna's husband confronts her about their relationship a terrible fight ensues. Anna awakens from a daze and discovers that her husband is dead. The police arrive.
7 years later, Anna learns in prison that her mother has passed away in Seattle. Prison officials grants Anna a three day furlough to attend her mother's funeral.
Anna sits alone on a bus about to embark on a long trip to Seattle. A man in a hurry suddenly boards the bus right before its departure. The man doesn't have enough money to pay for the ticket so he looks over to the seated passengers. The man spots Anna and walks confidently to her. He smiles and asks to borrow $30. The man eventually gets the $30 and is able to ride the bus to Seattle.
The sweet-talking man's name is Hoon (Hyun-Bin). He is a Korean immigrant who works as a gigolo. Hoon is now on the run from a wealthy client's furious husband. These two seemingly lost souls are about to share three memorable days together ...
- "Late Autumn" is a remake of the 1966 film "Late Autumn" directed by Man-hui Lee.
- Unlike the original version which was set in South Korea, the 2010 version will be set in America.
- The 2010 version is co-financed by South Korean production companies "Boram Entertainment" / "M&FC" and U.S. company "North by Northwest Entertainment".
- In late November, actress Tang Wei traveled to South Korea to meet actor Hyun-Bin & director Kim Tae-Yong. She spent 2 nights and 3 days in Korea, while rehearing the scenario.
- Filming for "Late Autumn" began January 12th in Seattle, Washington.
- Filming ended on March 1st on Whidbey Island in Island County, Washington State. The final scene filmed was the actual last scene for the movie, which is the epilogue scene involving Tang Wei. Actor Hyun-Bin was also present for the filming of the last scene and once that scene wrapped, staff and cast members celebrated.
- Dialogue will be spoken entirely in English.
- Movie was originally scheduled to open in Korea on November 25, 2010, but postponed to February 11, 2011.
- "Late Autumn" was released in China on March 23, 2012. The movie grossed 30 million yuan (5.4 billion won/5 million USD) in its first days of release, highest of any Korean release in China.
- Related titles:
- Late Autumn | Man chu (1966)
- Late Autumn | Man chu (1981)
- Late Autumn | Man chu (2010)
Additional Cast Members:
- 2010 (35th) Toronto International Film Festival - September 9-19, 2010 - Contemporary World Cinema *World Premiere
- 2010 (15th) Pusan International Film Festival - October 7-15 2010 - Gala Presentation
- 2010 (21st) Stockholm International Film Festival - October 21-28, 2010 - Asian Images *European Premiere
- 2011 (61st) Berlin International Film Festival - February 10-20, 2011 - Forum *German Premiere
- 2011 (25th) Fribourg International Film Festival - March 19-26, 2011 - International Competition *Swiss Premiere
- 2011 (12th) Jeonju International Film Festival - April 28-May 6, 2011 - Masterclass
- 2011 (13th) Taipei Film Festival - June 24 - July 16, 2011 - Panorama: Voices from Asia
- 2011 (5th) Granada Film Festival Cines del Sur - June 4-11, 2011 - Closing Film
- 2011 (6th) Korean Film Festival In Paris - October 11-18, 2011 - Landscape 2011 *French Premiere
- 2011 (8th) Hong Kong Asian Film Festival - October 18-November 18, 2011 - Cineaste Delights
- 2011 (6th) The London Korean Film Festival - November 4-10, 2011 - Contemporary Korean Cinema
- 2012 (10th) New York Korean Film Festival - February 24-26, 2012
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