The Restless (2006 film)

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The Restless
The Restless film poster.jpg
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Jungcheon
McCune–Reischauer Chungch‘ŏn
Directed by Jo Dong-oh
Produced by Choi Jeong-hwa
Jang Si-ah
Jo Min-hwan
Kim Sung-su
Written by Jo Dong-oh
Choi Hee-dae
Choi Dong-hoon
Bang Ae-kyeong
Han Gwi-sook
Starring Jung Woo-sung
Kim Tae-hee
Heo Joon-ho
Park Sang-wook
Music by Shiro Sagisu
Cinematography Kim Yeong-ho
Edited by Nam Na-yeong
Production
  company
Nabi Pictures
Distributed by CJ Entertainment
Release date(s)
  • December 20, 2006 (2006-12-20)
Running time 105 minutes
Country South Korea
Language Korean
Budget $10,000,000[1]
Box office $9,025,374[2]

The Restless is a 2006 South Korean fantasy film directed by Jo Dong-oh, starring Kim Tae-hee and Jung Woo-sung. The film's Korean title, Joong-cheon, is literally translated as "Midheaven".[3] Demon Empire is an alternative English name for the film.

Plot summary[edit]

In fictional ancient Korea, Yi-gwak is a demon hunter who lost his lover, Yon-hwa, and colleagues of demon hunters in the past. He enters the Midheaven, a transitory place for spirits, only to find the spirit of Yon-hwa who has forgotten about him. His deceased former mentor, Ban-chu, masterminds a demonic rebellion in Midheaven, wishing to invade the living world.

Cast[edit]

Awards and Nominations[edit]

2007 Asian Film Awards[4]

  • Nomination - Best Visual Effects

2007 Blue Dragon Film Awards

  • Special Prize
  • Nomination - Best Art Direction - Kim Ki-Cheol
  • Nomination - Best New Actress - Kim Tae-hee

2007 Grand Bell Awards

  • Best Art Direction - Kim Ki-Cheol
  • Best Visual Effects
  • Nomination - Best Cinematography - Kim Young-ho
  • Nomination - Best Costume Design
  • Nomination - Best Sound
  • Nomination - Best New Actress - Kim Tae-hee

2007 Korean Film Awards

  • Nomination - Best Visual Effects
  • Nomination - Best Sound
  • Nomination - Best New Actress - Kim Tae-hee

Soundtrack[edit]

Memory of the Restless OST[edit]

The first soundtrack, Memory of The Restless OST, was released as an EP on Dec 14, 2006 by CJ Entertainment.

  1. "If Memory Ran Out" (Korean: 기억이 마르면, gi uk ee ma reu myun) - MayBee
  2. "Memories of Midair" (Korean: 손톱달 - 휘성, son tob dal) - Wheesung
  3. "If Memory Ran Out" (Japanese: 記憶の果てに/Korean: 기억이마르면 (Japanese Ver) )
  4. "Memories of Midair" (Japanese: 三日月/Korean: 손톱달 ( Japanese Ver.))
  5. "If Memory Ran Out" (Chinese: 中天 Korean: 기억이 마르면 ( Chinese Ver.))
  6. "Memories of Midair" Chinese: 月色/Korean: 손톱달 ( Chinese Ver.))
  7. "If Memory Ran Out" (Korean: 기억이 마르면 ( Instrumental))
  8. "Memories of Midair" (Korean: 손톱달 (Instrumental))

The Restless OST[edit]

A longer soundtrack, titled The Restless OST, was released on Jan 19, 2007 by CJ Entertainment. It consists of the background music played throughout the film. All music was composed by Shirō Sagisu.

  1. "lawrence" (폐허의 마을)
  2. "Unforgettable Her Face, Overhanging Dangers" (지울 수 없는 얼굴)
  3. "The Tragedy" (비련(悲戀))
  4. "The Dark Place" (어둠의 공간)
  5. "Listen To The Wisdom" (지혜의 말)
  6. "Perspective Melody" (피안(彼岸))
  7. "The Bond II" (비운(悲運))
  8. "To The End" (비운의 끝)
  9. "49 Days Before Heaven" (천상으로 가는 49일)
  10. "Fantasy Of The Fate" (운명 영원히 끝나지 않을 인연)
  11. "Clinging Feud" (비련의 다른 얼굴)
  12. "Petal Colours From My Heart" (마음에 피는 꽃)
  13. "Masculine Muse" (기억의 울림)
  14. "Listen To The Love" (사랑에게 듣다)
  15. "Beautiful Moment" (축복의 시간)
  16. "Spiritual World" (영혼계)
  17. "Petals Battle" (날카로운 꽃잎)
  18. "Impossible Love" (이룰 수 없는 사랑)
  19. "Love Supreme" (사랑이 할 수 있는 것)
  20. "Catastrophe" (파국(破局))
  21. "Let Me Save Her" (그녀에게 가는 길)
  22. "The Final Reckoning" (최후의 전투)
  23. "The Tragedy" (비극(悲劇))
  24. "And The Finest Power" (그리고, 진실한 힘)
  25. "The Quiet Of Love" (사랑을 위한 침묵)

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