Old Partner

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Old Partner
Old Partner-Wonang Sori-01.jpg
Directed by Lee Chung-ryoul
Produced by Goh Young-jae
Written by Lee Chung-ryoul
Starring Choi Won-gyun
Lee Sam-sun
Kim Min-ja
Choi So-du
Choi Jong-man
Music by Heo Hoon
Min So-yun
Cinematography Ji Jae-woo
Edited by Lee Chung-ryoul
Studio Neurimbo
Distributed by IndieStory
Release date
Running time
78 minutes
Country South Korea
Language Korean

Old Partner (Hangul워낭 소리; RRWonang Sori; lit. "Cowbell Sound"[1]) is a 2008 South Korean documentary film directed by Lee Chung-ryoul. Set in the small rural town of Hanul-ri in Sangun-myeon, Bonghwa County, North Gyeongsang Province, the film focuses on the relationship between a 40-year-old cow and an old farmer in his 80s.[2]

The film was a surprise success. It attracted over 2.93 million viewers, setting the record for the highest grossing independent film in Korean film history.[1][3][4] It won the PIFF Mecenat Award at the Pusan International Film Festival and the Audience Award at the Korean Independent Film Awards.[5] Lee Chung-ryoul became the first independent film director to receive the Best New Director award at the Baeksang Arts Awards.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "Documentary Film Has Mass Appeal". KBS World. 3 February 2009. Retrieved 2014-06-15. 
  2. ^ "Old Partner". Sundance Institute. Retrieved 2014-06-15. 
  3. ^ a b "Old Partner Rattles Korean Film Scene". KBS World. 2 March 2009. Archived from the original on 2009-03-04. 
  4. ^ Kim, Nemo (15 December 2014). "Korea Box Office: Local Documentary Tops Weekend Chart". Variety. Retrieved 15 December 2014. 
  5. ^ 연초 극장가 '독립 영화' 화제작 잇단 개봉 . SBS News (in Korean). 5 January 2009. Retrieved 2014-06-15. 
  6. ^ Old Partner – Wyo-nang so-ri

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