Madeleine (2003 film)

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Revised Romanization Madeulren
McCune–Reischauer Madŭllen
Directed by Park Kwang-chun
Produced by
  • Seo Woo-sik
  • Choi Yoon
  • Choi Jae-won
Written by
  • Seol Jun-seok
  • Kim Eun-jung
  • Park Kwang-chun
Music by Michael Staudacher
Cinematography Kim Young-chul
Edited by Park Gok-ji
Jung Jin-hee
Distributed by Cinema Service
Release date
  • January 10, 2003 (2003-01-10)
Running time
119 minutes
Country South Korea
Language Korean
Box office $2,097,923[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...



  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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