Old Partner (Hangul: 워낭 소리; RR: Wonang Sori, literally Cowbell Sound) is a 2008 South Koreandocumentary film directed by Lee Chung-ryoul regarding a relationship between a 40-year-old cow and an old farmer in his 80s. The film is set in the small rural town of Hanul-ri in Sangun-myeon, Bonghwa County, North Gyeongsang Province. The film was a surprise success and had attracted more than 2 million viewers as of March 1, 2009, setting the record for the highest grossing independent film in Korean film history. It won the PIFF Mecenat Award at the Pusan International Film Festival and the Audience Award at the Korean Independent Film Award. Lee Chung-ryoul became the first independent film director to receive the "Rookie Director Award" at the PaekSang Arts Awards.