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- Movie: Paju
- Revised romanization: Paju
- Hangul: 파주
- Director: Park Chan-Ok
- Writer: Park Chan-Ok
- Producer: Lee Eun, Kim Ju-Kyung, Shim Jae-Myung
- Cinematographer: Kim Woo-Hyung
- Distributor: MK Pictures
- World Premier: October 2009 (Pusan Int. Film Fest.)
- Release Date: October 29, 2009
- Runtime: 111min.
- Language: Korean
- Country: South Korea
15-year-old Choi Eun-mo (Seo Woo) falls in love with her teacher Joong-shik (Lee Sun-Gyun), a mysterious new man in the town of Paju. Her feelings for Joong-shik changes when she learns that Joong-shik is dating her older sister Eun-soo (Shim Lee-Yeong). A year later, Joong-shik and Eun-soo are now married, with Eun-mo living with them.
One day, when Joong-shik and Eun-soo are home alone, a sudden gas explosion causes the death of Eun-Soo. When Joong-shik tells Eun-mo the tragic news of her older sister, he tells her that her older sister died in a hit-and-run accident. Joong-shik and Eun-soo now live together.
A few years later, Eun-soo, still caught in a whirlwind of emotions for Joong-shik, suddenly leaves for India.
Upon her return to the town of Paju, Eun-mo discovers her apartment is facing demolition and the apartment tenants turned squatters are fighting desperately against the gangster muscle men leading the demolition. The anti-demolition group is led by Eun-mo's former brother-in-law Joong-shik. During this time, Eun-mo digs further into the death of her older sister and she becomes torn between the truth and her feelings for Joong-shik.
- "Paju" will makes its world premiere during the 14th Pusan International Film Festival (Oct. 8-15, 2009). The film will compete in the New Currents section. Film director Chan-ok Park's previous film "Jealousy Is My Middle Name" won the New Currents Award in 2002.
- "Paju" opened #6 at the South Korean box office during its opening Oct. 30- Nov. 1st weekend. The movie opened on 160 screens, selling 35,230 tickets and accounting for 3% of all tickets sold that weekend.
- "Paju" was selected as the official opening film for the 39th International Film Festival Rotterdam - the first ever South Korean film to open that festival.
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