Deranged (2012 film)

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Promotional poster for Deranged
Revised Romanization Yeongasi
McCune–Reischauer Yŏn’gasi
Directed by Park Jung-woo
Produced by Lim Ji-young
Written by Park Jung-woo
Jo Dong-in
Kim Kyeong-hoon
Starring Kim Myung-min
Kim Dong-wan
Moon Jung-hee
Lee Ha-nui
Music by Jo Yeong-wook
Cinematography Gi Se-hun
Edited by Park Gok-ji
Oz One Film
Distributed by CJ E&M
Release date
  • 5 July 2012 (2012-07-05)
Running time
109 minutes
Country South Korea
Language Korean
Budget ₩10 billion[1]
Box office US$28,444,173[2]

Deranged (Hangul연가시; Hanja鐵線蟲; RRYeongasi) is a 2012 South Korean science fiction thriller film starring Kim Myung-min, Kim Dong-wan, Moon Jung-hee and Lee Ha-nui.[3] Korea's first film on an infectious disease epidemic, it was directed by Park Jung-woo, and produced by Lim Ji-young and Oz One Film.[4] Distributed by CJ E&M, the film was released on July 5, 2012 and runs at 109 minutes.[5]


Jae-hyuk (Kim Myung-min) is a former professor with a doctorate in biochemistry who is currently working as a pharmaceutical sales representative after losing his life savings and his job due to a bad investment he made in the stock market from advice he received from his younger brother. When a series of dead bodies are found floating in the Han River, the public is shocked to discover that the deaths are related to a fatal outbreak of virus-infected mutant parasitic horsehair worms, called Yeongasi, that can control the human brain. Those infected show symptoms of increased hunger without appropriate weight gain and excessive thirst when the worms are mature and ready to reproduce. Hence, they jump into the river to allow the worms to come out of the body. While the authorities work to find a cure, Jae-hyuk and his brother Jae-pil (Kim Dong-wan), a detective agonized with guilt for squandering Jae-hyuk's money in the stock market, struggle to save Jae-hyuk's family when they also exhibit similar symptoms.[6][7]



On the first day of its theatrical release, Deranged sold 190,953 tickets, making it number one on the daily box office chart (beating Hollywood film The Amazing Spider Man which sold 149,170 tickets).[12] The film grossed a total of ₩31,992,014,698 after five weeks of screening,[13] with 4,515,665 total tickets sold nationwide.[14]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee Result Ref
2012 49th Grand Bell Awards Best Supporting Actress Moon Jung-hee Nominated
33rd Blue Dragon Film Awards Best Supporting Actress Moon Jung-hee Won
Technical Award Seo Sang-hwa Nominated
2013 49th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Supporting Actress Moon Jung-hee Nominated [15]
Most Popular Actor (Film) Kim Dong-wan Won [16]


  1. ^ Lee, Claire (4 June 2012). "Kim Myeong-min returns in disaster thriller". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2012-12-13. 
  2. ^ "Box office by Country: Deranged". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2012-12-13. 
  3. ^ 연가시 주연배우 캐스팅 확정 짓고 본격 행보 한국영화의 새로운 도전. Hankyung (in Korean). 25 October 2011. Retrieved 2012-06-27. 
  4. ^ "Film directory: Deranged (2012)". Korean Film Council. Retrieved 2012-06-28. 
  5. ^ 연가시 다음달 크랭크인. Munhwa (in Korean). 26 October 2011. Retrieved 2012-06-27. 
  6. ^ "Box Office: Deranged (Yeongasi) (Korea)". The Korea Herald. 22 June 2012. Retrieved 2012-06-27. 
  7. ^ "Deranged (2012)". CJ E&M. Retrieved 2012-06-28. 
  8. ^ "For Moon Jung-hee, Battling Zombies Easy After Career Hardships". The Chosun Ilbo. 6 July 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  9. ^ Ho, Stewart (14 June 2012). "Shinhwa's Kim Dong Wan Transforms Into an Investigator for Upcoming Movie". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 2012-06-16. 
  10. ^ Oh, Mi-jung (20 June 2012). "Kim Dong Wan Opens Up on Deranged, Shinhwa and Kim Myung Min". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 2012-06-27. 
  11. ^ Chung, Hyun-mok (16 July 2012). "Kim Dong-wan sees great success at box office". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2012-10-01. 
  12. ^ Oh, Mi-jung; Erika Kim (translation) (6 July 2012). "Deranged Tops Box Office on Day of Premiere". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 6 July 2012. 
  13. ^ "South Korea Box Office: August 3–5, 2012". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2012-04-24. 
  14. ^ "Korean Weekend Box Office 2012.08.17 ~ 2012.08.19". Hancinema. 20 August 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-26.
  15. ^ Hicap, Jonathan M. (5 April 2013). "49th Baeksang Arts Awards nominees revealed". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved 2013-05-10. [permanent dead link]
  16. ^ An, So-hyoun (10 May 2013). "Yoo Jae Suk and Ryu Seung Ryong Take Home Daesangs at the Paeksang Arts Awards". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 2013-05-10. 

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