Mapado 2: Back to the Island

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Mapado 2: Back to the Island
Mapado 2 film poster.jpg
Theatrical poster
Hangul 2
Revised Romanization Mapado 2
McCune–Reischauer Map‘ado 2
Directed by Lee Sang-hoon
Produced by Baek Jong-jin
Lee Se-yeol
Written by Samuel
Starring Lee Moon-sik
Kim Ji-young
Yeo Woon-kay
Kim Eul-dong
Kim Hyeong-ja
Kil Hae-yeon
Music by Kim Chang-hwan
Cinematography Jang Seong-baek
Edited by Moon In-dae
Distributed by CJ Entertainment
Release date
  • January 18, 2007 (2007-01-18)
Running time
111 minutes
Country South Korea
Language Korean
Box office US$8,730,037

Mapado 2: Back to the Island (Hangul마파도 2; RRMapado 2) is a 2007 South Korean film and sequel to the 2005 comedy Mapado.


Former detective Chung-su takes a secret mission from an aged millionaire who wants to see his first love again before he dies. Knowing only that the woman's name is Kkotnim and that she now lives on Dongbaek Island, Chung-su sets sail only for a shipwreck to leave him stranded once more on Mapado, where five abusive old women gave him trouble two years earlier. Discovering that the former name of Mapado is in fact Dongbaek, he starts to investigate the women's pasts believing that one of them is Kkotnim.



Mapado 2 was filmed in Yeonggwang and Suncheon, Jeollanam-do.[1][2]


Mapado 2 was released in South Korea on 18 January 2007,[3] and topped the box office on its opening weekend with 508,590 admissions.[4] The film went on to receive a total of 1,560,297 admissions,[3] with a gross (as of 25 February 2007) of $8,730,037.[5]

In June 2007, Mapado 2 was screened in the Panorama section of the Shanghai International Film Festival.[6]


Kim Tae-jong of The Korea Times stated that, "Overall, the film may not have the cutting-edge humor or well-developed story of the original, but its old fashioned jokes still work. The cast knows how to produce laughter with the minimum of ingredients."[7]


  1. ^ "Good Sequels". The Dong-A Ilbo, 9 November 2006. Retrieved on 2 December 2008.
  2. ^ Deutsch, Brian. "Drama Sets in Suncheon: Journey to Past". The Korea Times, 11 September 2008. Retrieved on 2 December 2008.
  3. ^ a b "Box-Office Admission Results" (2007). Retrieved on 2 December 2008.
  4. ^ "Korean Box Office" (2007.01.19 ~ 2007.01.21). HanCinema. Retrieved on 2 December 2008.
  5. ^ "South Korea Box Office February 19–25, 2007". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved on 2 December 2008.
  6. ^ D'Sa, Nigel "8 Korean Films Screen at China's Top Fest". HanCinema, 12 June 2007; originally published by the Korean Film Council. Retrieved on 2 December 2008.
  7. ^ Kim Tae-jong. "Familiar Jokes on 'Mapado 2'". HanCinema, 18 January 2007; originally published by The Korea Times. Retrieved on 2 December 2008.

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