Failan

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Failan
Failan film poster.jpg
Theatrical poster
Hangul
Revised Romanization Pairan
McCune–Reischauer P‘airan
Directed by Song Hae-sung
Produced by Hwang Woo-hyun
Hwang Jae-woo
Ahn Sang-hoon
Written by Ahn Sang-hoon
Song Hae-sung
Kim Hae-gon
Based on Love Letter 
by Jirō Asada
Starring Choi Min-sik
Cecilia Cheung
Music by Lee Jae-jin
Cinematography Kim Young-chul
Edited by Park Gok-ji
Distributed by Tube Entertainment
Release date(s)
  • April 28, 2001 (2001-04-28)
Running time 115 minutes
Country South Korea
Language Korean
Budget US$2,000,000

Failan (Hangul: 파이란; RR: Pairan) is a 2001 South Korean film written and directed by Song Hae-sung. The film was adapted from the Japanese novel Love Letter by Jirō Asada. It stars Choi Min-sik and Hong Kong actress Cecilia Cheung.

Plot[edit]

After losing both her parents, Failan (Cecilia Cheung) immigrates to Korea to seek her only remaining relatives. Once she reaches Korea, she finds out that her relatives have moved to Canada well over a year ago. Desperate to stay and make a living in Korea, Failan is forced to have an arranged marriage through a match-making agency. Kang-jae (Choi Min-sik) is an old and outdated gangster who has no respect from his peers. Short on money, Kang-jae decides to take on the arranged marriage. Having nothing more than a picture of Kang-jae, Failan spends her days dreaming and wishing that Kang-jae would come to visit her. Failan often writes to Kang-jae in sorrow about how much she misses and thinks about him, but never has the nerve to give the letters to Kang-jae. Things take a turn when Kang-jae is asked by his boss to take the fall for a murder in exchange for some money. The only hope in his worthless life is the wife he never met.

Cast[edit]

Awards[edit]

2001 Blue Dragon Film Awards[1]

2001 Pusan Film Critics Awards

2001 Director's Cut Awards

2002 Deauville Asian Film Festival

  • Lotus d'Or (Prix du Jury) ("Jury Prize"): Failan
  • Lotus du Meilleur Réalisateur ("Best Director"): Song Hae-sung
  • Lotus du Meilleur Acteur ("Best Actor"): Choi Min-sik
  • Lotus du Public (Prix du Public) ("Audience Choice Award"): Failan

2002 Grand Bell Awards

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Failan - Awards". Cinemasie. Retrieved 2013-07-16. 

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