Dachimawa Lee

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Dachimawa Lee
Dachimawa Lee film poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Hangul : !
Revised RomanizationDajjimawa Ri: Aginiyeo jiokhaeng geuphaengyeolchareul tara!
McCune–ReischauerTatchimawa Ri: Aginyiyŏ chiokhaeng kŭpyŏlch‘arŭl t‘ara!
Directed byRyoo Seung-wan
Produced byKang Hye-jung
Written byRyoo Seung-wan
Kwon Hyeok-jae
StarringIm Won-hee
Gong Hyo-jin
Park Si-yeon
Music byChoi Seung-hyun
CinematographyJo Yong-gyu
Edited byNam Na-yeong
Distributed byShowbox
Release date
  • August 13, 2008 (2008-08-13)
Running time
99 minutes
CountrySouth Korea
Box officeUS$3.7 million

Dachimawa Lee (Korean다찌마와 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 with the title Dachimawa Lee: Gangnam Spy.[1]


The 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 confront against the shadowy figure behind the plot.[2]



Dachimawa Lee was released in South Korea on August 13, 2008, and was ranked fourth at the box office in its opening weekend with 233,251 admissions.[3] By September 7, 2008, it had received a total of 629,591 admissions, and by September 14, 2008, had grossed a total of US$3,715,997.[4]


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

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