Jail Breakers poster
|Revised Romanization||Gwangbokjeol teuksa|
|Directed by||Kim Sang-jin|
|Produced by||Kang Woo-suk|
|Written by||Park Jung-woo|
|Music by||Sohn Moo-hyun|
|Edited by||Ko Im-pyo|
Director's Home Pictures
|Distributed by||Cinema Service|
Jail Breakers (Korean: 광복절 특사; RR: Gwangbokjeol 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. 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.
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.
- Sol Kyung-gu as Yu Jae-pil
- Cha Seung-won as Choi Mu-seok
- Song Yoon-ah as Han Gyeong-sun
- Kang Sung-jin as Yong Mun-sin
- Kang Shin-il as Prison warden
- Yoo Hae-jin as Police officer
- Lee Hee-do as Director
- Park Jeong-hak as FM
- Jang Tae-sung as Cheol-gu
Awards and nominations
|2002||23rd Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Song Yoon-ah||Won|||
|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|
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