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- Movie: Modern Boy
- Revised Romanization: Modeonboi
- Hangul: 모던보이
- Director: Chung Ji Woo
- Writer : Chung Ji Woo
- Producer: Joo-sung Kim
- Cinematographer: Tae-kyoung Kim
- Released: October 2, 2008
- Runtime: 121 min.
- Genre: Drama
- Production Budget: US$ 7M
- Studio: KnJ Entertainment
- Distributor: CJ Entertainment
- Country: South Korea
- Language: Korean
Set against the backdrop of the Japanese occupation of Korea in 1937, Modern Boy tells the story of Lee Hae-Myeong (Park Hae-Il), a government general who falls in love at first sight with the mysterious Jo Nan-Shil (Kim Hye-Soo) after watching her dance at a speakeasy cabaret with best friend Shunsuke (Kim Nam-Gil). Through sheer persistence, Hae-Myeong finally begins a passionate romance with Nan-Shil, but their union doesn't last for long when a package she hands him explodes inside a government building and disappears without a trace after stealing all of the valuables from Hae-Myeong's house. Still infatuated with the mysterious femme fatale, Hae-Myeong discovers the numerous identities she has lived under as well as the long list of suitors she has had in her life. Knowing that the further he pursues Nan-Shil, the deeper he will go into the rabbit hole, Hae-Myeong pushes on to find out what her true identity is.
- Modern Boy was originally set for release in April, 2008, but was delayed 6 months due to: 1.) several other Korean films in early 2008 were also set in the same 1930-40's period 2.) The filmmakers felt some scenes were rushed and subsequently re-shot those scenes during the 6 month delay.
- Most of the Gyeongseong station featured in the movie was created with CG effects.
|Park Hae-Il||Kim Hye-Soo||Kim Nam-Gil|
|Lee Hae-Myeong||Jo Nan-Shil||Hidaka Shinsuke|
Additional Cast Members:
- 2008 (29th) Blue Dragon Film Awards - November 20th
- Best Lighting (Dae-hee Kang)
- Technical Award (Insight Visual)
- 2008 (28th) Critics Choice Awards - November
- Best Technical Achievement