Wedding Campaign

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Wedding Campaign
Wedding Campaign movie poster.jpg
Poster for Wedding Campaign
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Na'eui Gyeolhon Weonjeonggi
McCune–Reischauer Naŭi Kyŏlhon Wŏnjŏnggi
Directed by Hwang Byung-guk
Produced by Choi Moon-soo
Written by Yun Soon-yong
Choi Jong-hyun
Hwang Byung-guk
Kim Eun-chae
Lee Jeong-eun
Starring Jung Jae-young
Soo Ae
Yoo Jun-sang
Music by Kim Hong-jib
Cinematography Lee Doo-man
Edited by Kim Hyun
Distributed by Lotte Entertainment
Release date(s)
  • November 23, 2005 (2005-11-23)
Running time 120 minutes
Country South Korea
Language Korean
Box office US$2,561,613[1]

Wedding Campaign is 2005 South Korean film about two aging bachelor farmers from Gyeongsang Province. Unable to find wives in Korea willing to move to the countryside, they go on a 10-day "campaign" in Uzbekistan, where local matchmakers attempt to pair them up with local ethnic Korean women.[2] It was the closing film of the 2005 Pusan International Film Festival.[3]

Plot[edit]

Hong Man-taek is a 38 year-old bachelor who at his age is still unable to meet eyes with a woman. Whenever his mother complains "Never had luck with men, never had luck with sons," he feels guilty about not having found a bride yet. Man-taek's old friend Hee-chul thinks he is a lady killer, but he's only a bit more experienced than his basket case friend. Urged on by his grandfather, the two bachelor buddies embark on a matchmaking journey to Uzbekistan to find wives. The trip to Uzbekistan begins with anxiety and hope. While Hee-chul musters all his suaveness and broken English to appeal to the women, Man-taek gets rejected again and again. Even more frustrated than Man-taek himself is Lara, their matchmaker-cum-interpreter. There is a special reason why she must find a bride for Man-taek, and she decides to give special private lessons on language and manners to achieve their common goal.

Cast[edit]

  • Jung Jae-young - Hong Man-taek
  • Soo Ae - Kim Lara
  • Yoo Jun-sang - Hee-chul
  • Kwon Tae-won - co. president
  • Park Kil-soo - Doo-sik
  • Kim Eung-soo - village elder
  • Kim Jin-goo - Chun-bo's mother
  • Kim Ji-young - Man-taek's mother
  • Jeon Sang-jin - Sang-jin
  • Shin Eun-kyun - Alona
  • Kim Won-sik - young Man-taek
  • Jung Tae-woo - young Hee-chul
  • Kim Seong-kyeom - Man-taek's grandfather
  • Kim Ji-young - bride

See also[edit]

Mail-order bride

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