Almost Love

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Theatrical poster
Revised Romanization Cheongchun-manhwa
McCune–Reischauer Ch‘ŏngch‘unmanhwa
Directed by Lee Han
Produced by Han Seong-gu
Written by Lee Han
Starring Kwon Sang-woo
Kim Ha-neul
Music by Kim Min-gyu
Cinematography Lee Jun-gyu
Edited by Shin Min-kyung
Distributed by Showbox
Release date
  • 23 March 2006 (2006-03-23)
Running time
116 minutes
Country South Korea
Language Korean
Budget US$3 million
Box office US$9.1 million

Almost Love (Hangul청춘만화; RRCheongchun-manhwa; lit. "Youth Comic") is a 2006 South Korean film. It was directed by Lee Han, starring Kwon Sang-woo and Kim Ha-neul.[1] Distributed by Showbox, it was released on March 23, 2006, and ran at 116 minutes.


Ji-hwan is a taekwondo student with a part-time job as a stunt man, who dreams of becoming Korea's answer to Jackie Chan. Dal-rae is a drama student and aspiring actress, but tends to fail auditions because of her timid personality. The two are old friends who have grown up together, but their relationship becomes complicated when they each start dating other people.[2]



Almost Love was released in South Korea on March 23, 2006,[3] and topped the box office on its opening weekend with 539,307 admissions.[4] It held the number one spot for a second consecutive weekend,[5] going on to receive a total of 2,066,354 admissions nationwide,[3] with a gross of US$9,131,392.[6]


  1. ^ "청춘만화 (Almost Love) Press Screening Report". Twitch Film. 14 March 2006. Retrieved 2 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Korean Movie Synopsis: Almost Love". Korea Tourism Organization. Retrieved 4 June 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Box-Office Admission Results" (2006). Retrieved 12 December 2008.
  4. ^ "Korean Box Office" (Week-end 2006.03.24 ~ 2006.03.26). Hancinema. Retrieved 12 December 2008.
  5. ^ "Korean Box Office" (2006.03.31 ~ 2006.04.02). Hancinema. Retrieved 12 December 2008.
  6. ^ "South Korea Box Office April 14–16, 2006". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 12 December 2008.

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