Life Is Cool (film)
|Life Is Cool|
|Directed by||Choi Equan
|Produced by||Lee Tae-hun|
|Written by||Choi Equan|
|Music by||Jang Min-seung
|Edited by||Wang Sang-ik|
|Distributed by||CJ Entertainment|
Life Is Cool (Korean: 그녀는 예뻤다; rr: Geunyeoneun Yeppeotda; lit. "She Was Beautiful") is a 2008 South Korean romance animated film, and is the first rotoscoped film from that country. This film's visual style was influenced from Richard Linklater's two films, Waking Life (2001) and A Scanner Darkly (2006).
Three thirtysomething best friends—a heartbroken Romeo, a hopeless romantic, and a goofy playboy—meet up for the first time in ten years. However, things get complicated when they all fall for the same woman.
- Kim Su-ro ... Baek Il-kwon
- Kang Sung-jin ... Kim Tae-yeong
- Kim Jin-soo ... Seong-hoon
- Park Ye-jin ... Kang Yeon-woo
- Kim Roi-ha ... Basketball manager
- Lee Won ... Samsung scouter
- David Joseph Anselmo ... Foreign professor
- Goo Bon-im ... Barbershop woman
- Kim Choon-gi ... University adulterer
- Yeo Ji ... High school girl
- Yoon Joo-hee ... Joo-hee
- Jo Young-gyu ... Policeman
- Park Jin-taek ... Naked man
- Park Yoo-mil ... Pregnant woman
- Lee Sang-hong ... Tango gangster
Life Is Cool was one of four films produced by CJ Entertainment to receive investment from Keyeast, a media contents company co-established by actor Bae Yong-joon. Although actual shooting only lasted for one month, it then took almost two years and 140 artists to complete the rotoscoping, a technique in which animators traced over live action footage frame by frame. Visual effects were created by local production company DNA, who had previously worked on The Animatrix.
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- Lee Hyo-won. "Rotoscoped Film Shows Life in '4D'". The Korea Times, 5 June 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-29.
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