Happiness (2007 film)

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Happiness
Happiness (2007 film) poster.jpg
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Haengbok
McCune–Reischauer Haengbok
Directed by Hur Jin-ho
Produced by Jo Seong-woo
Kang Bong-rae
Lee Yoo-jin
Written by Hur Jin-ho
Lee Suk-yeon
Seo Yoo-min
Shin Joon-ho
Starring Hwang Jung-min
Im Soo-jung
Music by Jo Seong-woo
Cinematography Kim Hyeong-gu
Edited by Choi Jae-geun
Distributed by Showbox
Release date(s)
  • October 3, 2007 (2007-10-03)
Running time 124 minutes
Country South Korea
Language Korean
Budget US$3,500,000
Box office US$8,313,363[1]

Happiness (Hangul: 행복; RR: Haengbok) is a 2007 South Korean film, directed by Hur Jin-ho and starring Hwang Jung-min and Im Soo-jung.[2] It is a love story about two people who meet while battling serious illnesses.[3][4][5]

Plot[edit]

When stricken with a terminal disease, Young-su leaves his careless high life in the city, live-in girlfriend and dwindling business. He retreats to a sanatorium in the countryside in order to treat his illness, where he meets Eun-hee, a young woman who is a resident patient there. Soon they develop feelings for each other and leave the sanatorium together to live in a small but cozy farm house. Their health improves dramatically but when Young-su's friends from the city come for a visit, he starts to wonder if he should abandon mundane rural village and return to his former lifestyle.

Cast[edit]

  • Hwang Jung-min as Young-su
  • Im Soo-jung as Eun-hee
  • Kim Ki-cheon as Bu-nam
  • Yoo Seung-mok as Chae-kon
  • Gong Hyo-jin as Su-yeon
  • Lee Jae-hun as Seok-wo
  • Seo Jin-seok as Jin-seok
  • Kim Jin-ku as Yeong su's mother
  • Ju Bu-jin as the doctor
  • Min Kyung-jin as the truck driver
  • Oh Seo-won as the medicine doctor
  • Kim Chang-seop as the waiter

Awards and nominations[edit]

2007 Blue Dragon Film Awards[6]
  • Best Director - Hur Jin-ho
  • Nomination - Best Film
  • Nomination - Best Actor - Hwang Jung-min
  • Nomination - Best Actress - Im Soo-jung
  • Nomination - Best Screenplay - Hur Jin-ho, Lee Suk-yeon, Seo Yoo-min and Shin Joon-ho
  • Nomination - Best Cinematography - Kim Hyeong-gu
  • Nomination - Best Music - Jo Seong-woo
2007 Korean Association of Film Critics Awards
  • Best Screenplay - Hur Jin-ho, Lee Suk-yeon, Seo Yoo-min and Shin Joon-ho
2007 Korean Film Awards
2008 Asian Film Awards
2008 Grand Bell Awards
  • Nomination - Best Film
  • Nomination - Best Actor - Hwang Jung-min
  • Nomination - Best Actress - Im Soo-jung
  • Nomination - Best Director - Hur Jin-ho
  • Nomination - Best Supporting Actress - Gong Hyo-jin
  • Nomination - Best Screenplay - Hur Jin-ho, Lee Suk-yeon, Seo Yoo-min and Shin Joon-ho
  • Nomination - Best Cinematography - Kim Hyeong-gu

References[edit]

  1. ^ "HAENGBOK (HAPPINESS)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2012-03-04.
  2. ^ "Lim Soo-jung Grows Up in New Tearjerker". The Chosun Ilbo. 19 September 2007. Retrieved 2012-11-27. 
  3. ^ Lee, Hyo-won (27 September 2007). "Happiness Measures Cost of Love". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2012-11-27. 
  4. ^ Yang, Sung-jin (20 September 2007). "Happiness a moving tale of addiction, affection". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2012-11-27. 
  5. ^ Hartzell, Adam. "Happiness". Koreanfilm.org. Retrieved 2012-11-27. 
  6. ^ "Happiness - Awards". Cinemasie. Retrieved 2012-11-27.

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