Madeleine (2003 film)

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Revised RomanizationMadeulren
Directed byPark Kwang-chun
Produced by
  • Seo Woo-sik
  • Choi Yoon
  • Choi Jae-won
Written by
  • Seol Jun-seok
  • Kim Eun-jung
  • Park Kwang-chun
Music byMichael Staudacher
CinematographyKim Young-chul
Edited byPark Gok-ji
Jung Jin-hee
Distributed byCinema Service
Release date
  • January 10, 2003 (2003-01-10)
Running time
119 minutes
CountrySouth Korea
Box office$2.1 million[1]

Madeleine (Hangul마들렌; RRMadeulren) is a 2003 South Korean romance film starring Jo In-sung and Shin Min-ah in lead roles. The film was released on January 10, 2003 in South Korean cinemas and drew a total of 146,482 admissions in the nation's capital of Seoul.[2]


Ji-suk (Jo In-sung) is a Korean Language & Literature major who dreams of becoming a writer, and delivers newspapers part-time. When he goes to a hair salon to have his long hair cut, a charming woman calls him by name. She is none other than Hee-jin, his classmate in junior high school. Dreaming of becoming a hair designer, Hee-jin is a senior hair designer at the salon despite her young age. They are both drawn to each other, Ji-suk to Hee-jin's beauty, and Hee-jin to Ji-suk's purity. Their paths cross by chance a few more times and the two grow closer. Finally, Hee-jin suggests a 'one-month romance.' "Neither one of us can say 'Let's break up' before the month is up! After a month, we part ways grandly! What do you think? Fun, huh?" Ji-suk is caught off guard. Seeing this, Hee-jin smiles at him sweetly...

Ji-suk who ponders over everything seriously. Hee-jin who is filled with cheerful playfulness. They have 0% in common but together, they learn of a new world unfamiliar to them. Their romance is more splendid than they expected. But one day, Ji-suk's first love, Sung-hae, shows up. Majoring in film, Sung-hae is the lead singer of a band and very cool. Hee-jin gets jealous over Sung-hae and starts to fight with Ji-suk. It is the first time they argue since their month of romance began. And to make matters worse, Hee-jin is faced with an enormous decision... Also Hee-jin found that she is pregnant with her ex boyfriend's child and wants to keep the child. That causes Hee jin to tell Ji suk that Sung hae also loved him during their junior years. However Ji suk don't give up on Hee jin and helps her during the difficult times leading them to have a happy life together.



  1. ^ "Madeleine". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2013-01-09.
  2. ^ "Commercial Releases in 2003: Seoul Box-Office Results". Retrieved 2013-01-09.

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