Dachimawa Lee

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Dachimawa Lee
Dachimawa Lee film poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Hangul : !
Revised Romanization Dajjimawa Ri: Aginiyeo jiokhaeng geuphaengyeolchareul tara!
McCune–Reischauer Tatchimawa Ri: Aginyiyŏ chiokhaeng kŭpyŏlch‘arŭl t‘ara!
Directed by Ryoo Seung-wan
Produced by Kang Hye-jung
Written by Ryoo Seung-wan
Kwon Hyeok-jae
Starring Im Won-hee
Gong Hyo-jin
Park Si-yeon
Music by Choi Seung-hyun
Cinematography Jo Yong-gyu
Edited by Nam Na-yeong
Distributed by Showbox
Release date
  • August 13, 2008 (2008-08-13)
Running time
99 minutes
Country South Korea
Language Korean
Box office US$3,715,997

Dachimawa Lee (Hangul다찌마와 리: 악인이여 지옥행 급행열차를 타라!; RRDajjimawa Ri: Aginiyeo Jiokhaeng Geuphaengyeolchareul Tara; lit. "Dajjimawa Lee: Bye, Villain! Take the Express Train to Hell") is a 2008 South Korean film. It has been released via online streaming in the United States under the title "Dachimawa Lee: Gangnam Spy".[1]


Legendary Korean spy Dachimawa Lee is assigned to recover the fabled Golden Buddha statue, but his mission ends in failure. Lee discovers that his mission was sabotaged, and must face off against the shadowy figure behind the plot.[2][3][4]



Dachimawa Lee was released in South Korea on August 13, 2008, and was ranked fourth at the box office on its opening weekend with 233,251 admissions.[5] As of September 7, it had received a total of 629,591 admissions, and as of September 14 had grossed a total of US$3,715,997.[6]


  1. ^ "Watch Dachimawa Lee: Gangnam Spy Online | Hulu". Hulu. 2013-05-28. Archived from the original on 2014-05-23. Retrieved 2014-05-22. 
  2. ^ D'Sa, Nigel (23 January 2008). "RYOO Seung-wan Remakes Short into Feature". Korean Film Council. Retrieved 2013-07-13. 
  3. ^ Lee, Hyo-won (7 August 2008). "Dachimawa Lee Straddles Homage, Mockery". The Korea Times. Archived from the original on 2014-08-12. Retrieved 2013-07-13. 
  4. ^ Yang, Sung-jin (14 August 2008). "Dachimawa Lee breaks new ground in comedy". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2013-07-13. 
  5. ^ ""Korean Box Office (Week-end 2008.08.15 ~ 2008.08.17)". Hancinema. Retrieved 2008-11-26.
  6. ^ "South Korea Box Office September 12–14, 2008". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2008-11-26.

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