After the Banquet (film)

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After the Banquet
After the Banquet poster.jpg
Hangul 결혼식 후에
Revised Romanization Gyeolhonsik hue
McCune–Reischauer Kyŏrhonsik hue
Directed by Kim Yoon-cheol
Produced by Shin Hyun-taek
Jang Jung-do
Written by Rie Yokota
Starring Shin Sung-woo
Ye Ji-won
Bae Soo-bin
Go Ah-sung
Cinematography Jo Yong-gyu
Distributed by CJ Entertainment
Release dates
  • December 3, 2009 (2009-12-03)
Running time 101 minutes
Country South Korea
Japan
Language Korean
Budget ₩1 billion
Box office US$1,240[1]

After the Banquet (Hangul: 결혼식 후에; RR: Gyeolhonsik hue; lit. "After the Wedding") is a 2009 South Korean-Japanese film starring Shin Sung-woo, Ye Ji-won, Bae Soo-bin, Kim Bo-kyung, Lee Hae-young, Seo Yoo-jung, Yoon Hee-seok, Cha Soo-yeon, and Go Ah-sung. A group of college alumni, mostly men, are reunited at a wedding. They are all looking forward to seeing one woman in particular, but to their surprise, the woman's daughter appears.

It was part of the "Telecinema7" project, seven feature-length mini-dramas which were collaborations between South Korean TV directors and Japanese TV screenwriters; the seven Korea-Japan joint productions both received a limited theater release and were broadcast on television. After the Banquet was first released in Korea in CGV theaters on December 3, 2009, and later aired on SBS (South Korea) and TV Asahi (Japan) in 2010.

Plot[edit]

In the countryside at a Catholic church, luxurious cars come rolling in. A wedding is set to take place between Ji-hong and Yoo-ri. The couple met as music club members in college. Their friends from their university days are all arriving, most of whom haven't seen each other in 10 years.

Seong-ho is now a lawyer, and married. Hyeong-woo is now a university professor who is persistently single. Kyeong-ho is now a production director (PD) at a television station. Seong-joo is now a businesswoman, and she brought along her boyfriend who is 12 years younger. Min-hee has a stable family life.

All of these friends are in their mid-thirties. During the wedding they notice that one person from their music club, Jeong-hee, is missing.

After the wedding all the friends gather together at Ji-hong and Yoo-ri's vacation house. At the evening dinner, a young girl named Mi-rae appears. She informs the group that Jeong-hee was her mother and she died in a car accident one month ago. Furthermore, she tells everyone that she came here to meet her father. Tension, shock, and surprise overtakes the friends as they recall their relationships with Jeong-hee.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "After the Banquet (2009)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2013-06-14. 

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