Ordinary Person

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Ordinary Person
Ordinary people movie poster.jpg
Hangul 보통사람
Revised Romanization Bo-tong-sa-ram
Directed by Kim Bong-han
Written by Samuel Cho
Starring Son Hyun-joo
Jang Hyuk
Trinity Entertainment
Distributed by Opus Pictures
Release date
  • March 23, 2017 (2017-03-23)
Running time
121 minutes
Country South Korea
Language Korean
Box office US$2.6 million[1]

Ordinary Person (Hangul보통사람) is a 2017 South Korean crime-action drama film directed by Kim Bong-han, starring Son Hyun-joo and Jang Hyuk. It was released on 23 March 2017.[2][3]


In the spring of 1987, Kang Sung-jin (Son Hyun-joo) was an uprighteous police officer with a wife (Ra Mi-ran) and a son. Their only wish was to lead a simple life and they worked hard towards their dream of owning a two-storey house. One day Sung-jin got involved in a conspiracy led by National Security Planning chief, Choi Gyu-nam (Jang Hyuk) after he arrested a suspected murderer (Jo Dal-hwan) by chance. Gyu-nam, being a cold-blooded and manipulative man, made use of Sung-jin's weakness to strike a deal with him. Despite newspaper reporter Chu Jae-jin (Kim Sang-ho)'s advice to quit from the operation, Sung-jin discovered that he did not have a choice as he had already scheduled an operation to treat his son's legs.[4][5]


Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2017 39th Moscow International Film Festival [8] Best Actor Son Hyun-joo Won
NETPAC Award - Jury Prize Ordinary Person Won
2017 Korean Film Shining Star Awards Star Award Son Hyun-joo Won


  1. ^ http://www.koreanfilm.or.kr/jsp/films/index/filmsView.jsp?movieCd=20167902
  2. ^ ""사람냄새 물씬" 손현주X장혁X라미란 '보통사람' 3월 개봉확정". JTBC news.
  3. ^ "손현주X장혁, 1987년 '보통사람'의 보이스를 전하다…3월23일 개봉". Focus news. Archived from the original on 2017-02-28.
  4. ^ "손현주·장혁 '보통사람', 호기심 증폭 티저 포스터". StarseoulTV.
  5. ^ "'보통사람' 손현주·장혁·김상호, 1980년대 재현한 '타임머신 스틸'". TheFact.
  6. ^ "손현주에 장혁-라미란". sportschosun news.
  7. ^ "Jang Hyuk to star in upcoming police thriller". Korea Joongang daily.
  8. ^ "'Ordinary Person' wins 2 awards at Moscow Int'l Film Festival".

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