Barefoot Ki-bong

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Barefoot Ki-bong
Barefoot Ki-bong film poster.jpg
Theatrical poster
Revised Romanization Maenbalui Kibongi
McCune–Reischauer Maenbal-ŭi Kibongi
Directed by Kwon Soo-kyung
Produced by Chung Tae-won
Choe Hyeon-muk
Jo Hyeon-gil
Written by Kwon Soo-kyung
Kwon Soon-won
Starring Shin Hyun-joon
Kim Soo-mi
Music by Kim U-cheol
Park Kyeong-jin
Cinematography Kim Yong-cheol
Edited by Kim Sun-min
Distributed by Showbox
Release date
  • 26 April 2006 (2006-04-26)
Running time
100 minutes
Country South Korea
Language Korean
Box office $11,968,478

Barefoot Ki-bong (Hangul맨발의 기봉이; RRMaenbalui Kibongi) is a 2006 South Korean film.


Ki-bong is a mentally challenged forty-year-old man who lives in a rural village with his aging mother. After accidentally winning a local race, Ki-bong finds himself training for the National Amateur Half Marathon so that he can buy his mother some false teeth with the prize money. Despite being coached by the head of the village, Mr. Baek, the villagers remain skeptical about his chances of winning, all except for the girl who works in the local photo shop.



Barefoot Ki-bong was released in South Korea on 26 April 2006,[1] and on its opening weekend was ranked second at the box office with 362,023 admissions.[2] It went on to receive a total of 2,347,311 admissions nationwide, making it the ninth biggest selling Korean film of 2006,[1] and grossing (as of 28 May 2006) $11,968,478.[3]


  1. ^ a b "The Best Selling Films of 2006". ' Retrieved on 14 December 2008.
  2. ^ "Korean Box Office" (Week-end 2006.04.28 ~ 2006.04.30). HanCinema. Retrieved on 14 December 2008.
  3. ^ "South Korea Box Office May 26–28, 2006". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved on 14 December 2008.

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