Jail Breakers

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Jail Breakers
Jail Breakers.jpg
Jail Breakers poster
Revised RomanizationGwangbokjeol teuksa
McCune–ReischauerKwangbokchŏl t‘ŭksa
Directed byKim Sang-jin
Produced byKang Woo-suk
Written byPark Jung-woo
Music bySohn Moo-hyun
CinematographyJeong Kwang-seok
Edited byKo Im-pyo
Director's Home Pictures
Distributed byCinema Service
Release date
  • November 21, 2002 (2002-11-21)
Running time
120 minutes
CountrySouth Korea
Box officeUS$17,797,711[1]

Jail Breakers (Korean광복절 특사; RRGwangbokjeol teuksa) is a 2002 South Korean comedy film directed by Kim Sang-jin and starring Sol Kyung-gu, Cha Seung-won and Song Yoon-ah.[2][3] It was a box office hit with a total of 3,073,919 admissions nationwide, making it the 4th highest grossing Korean film of 2002.[4]


Two long-term prisoners manage to break out of jail by tunneling underneath the prison wall with a spoon. Upon returning to society, they read in the newspaper that they are scheduled to be pardoned under a special amnesty on the very next day. The desperate warden agrees to pretend nothing happened if they can break back into prison unnoticed.


Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipients Result Ref.
2002 23rd Blue Dragon Film Awards Best Supporting Actress Song Yoon-ah Won [5]
Best Screenplay Park Jung-woo Won
2003 39th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actor Cha Seung-won Won
40th Grand Bell Awards Best Supporting Actress Song Yoon-ah Won
Best Cinematography Jeong Kwang-seok Won
11th Chunsa Film Art Awards Best Supporting Actress Song Yoon-ah Won


  1. ^ "Gwangbokjeol teuksa (Jail Breakers)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 15 July 2015.
  2. ^ Paquet, Darcy. "Jail Breakers". Koreanfilm.org. Retrieved 15 July 2015.
  3. ^ Elley, Derek (2 December 2002). "Review: Jail Breakers". Variety. Retrieved 15 July 2015.
  4. ^ "The Best Selling Films of 2002". Koreanfilm.org. Retrieved 15 July 2015.
  5. ^ "Jail Breakers (No. 815) - Awards". Cinemasie. Retrieved 15 July 2015.

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