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Failan film poster.jpg
Theatrical poster
Revised RomanizationPairan
Directed bySong Hae-sung
Produced byHwang Woo-hyun
Hwang Jae-woo
Ahn Sang-hoon
Written byAhn Sang-hoon
Song Hae-sung
Kim Hae-gon
Based onLove Letter
by Jirō Asada
StarringChoi Min-sik
Cecilia Cheung
Music byLee Jae-jin
CinematographyKim Young-chul
Edited byPark Gok-ji
Distributed byTube Entertainment
Release date
  • April 28, 2001 (2001-04-28)
Running time
115 minutes
CountrySouth Korea

Failan (Hangul파이란; RRPairan) is a 2001 South Korean film written and directed by Song Hae-sung. The film was adapted from the Japanese novel Love Letter by Jirō Asada.[1] It stars Choi Min-sik and Hong Kong actress Cecilia Cheung.


After losing both her parents, Failan (Cecilia Cheung) immigrates to Korea to seek her only remaining relatives. Once she reaches Korea, she finds out that her relatives have moved to Canada well over a year ago. Desperate to stay and make a living in Korea, Failan is forced to have an arranged marriage through a match-making agency. Kang-jae (Choi Min-sik) is an old and outdated gangster who has no respect from his peers. Short on money, Kang-jae decides to take on the arranged marriage. Having nothing more than a picture of Kang-jae, Failan spends her days dreaming and wishing that Kang-jae would come to visit her. Failan often writes to Kang-jae in sorrow about how much she misses and thinks about him, but never has the nerve to give the letters to Kang-jae. Things take a turn when Kang-jae is asked by his boss to take the fall for a murder in exchange for some money. The only hope in his worthless life is the wife he never met.



2001 Blue Dragon Film Awards[2]

2001 Busan Film Critics Awards

2001 Director's Cut Awards

2002 Deauville Asian Film Festival

  • Lotus d'Or (Prix du Jury) ("Jury Prize"): Failan
  • Lotus du Meilleur Réalisateur ("Best Director"): Song Hae-sung
  • Lotus du Meilleur Acteur ("Best Actor"): Choi Min-sik
  • Lotus du Public (Prix du Public) ("Audience Choice Award"): Failan

2002 Grand Bell Awards


  1. ^ Yoon, Ina (23 February 2015). "How Can Foreign Stories be Localized?". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2015-03-04.
  2. ^ "Failan - Awards". Cinemasie. Retrieved 2013-07-16.

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