Sunflower (2006 film)

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Sunflower film poster.jpg
Theatrical poster
Revised Romanization Haebaragi
McCune–Reischauer Haebaragi
Directed by Kang Seok-beom
Produced by Jeon Ho-jin
Jeon Jae-sun
Written by Kang Seok-beom
Starring Kim Rae-won
Kim Hae-sook
Music by Angelo Lee
Cinematography Kim Woo-jae
Edited by Hahm Sung-won
Distributed by Showbox
Release date
  • 23 November 2006 (2006-11-23)
Running time
117 minutes
Country South Korea
Language Korean
Budget US$3,300,000
Box office US$8,250,145[1]

Sunflower (Hangul해바라기; RRHaebaragi) is a 2006 South Korean film.


Former gangster Tae-sik is released from prison and heads back to his hometown to live in a small restaurant with a woman. Attempting to leave his past behind, he takes a job in a garage and tries to keep away from the local gangs, most of whom still live in fear of his brutal reputation. When a local politician wants to knock down his adoptive mom's restaurant to build a new shopping mall, Tae-sik struggles to avoid returning to a life of violence.



Sunflower was released in South Korea on 23 November 2006,[2] and topped the box office on its opening weekend with 267,065 admissions.[3] It held the number-one spot for a second consecutive weekend,[4] and went on to receive a total of 1,543,429 admissions,[2] with a gross (as of 7 January 2007) of US$8,221,999.[5]

In 2007 New Yorker Films picked up the distribution rights and gave the film a limited North American theatrical release to 1 movie theater where it grossed a total of US$23,919.


  1. ^ "Box office by Country: Sunflower Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2012-06-04
  2. ^ a b "Box-Office Admission Results" (2006). ' Retrieved on 12 December 2008.
  3. ^ "Korean Box Office" (Week-end 2006.11.24 ~ 2006.11.26). HanCinema. Retrieved on 12 December 2008.
  4. ^ "Korean Box Office" (Week-end 2006.12.01 ~ 2006.12.03). HanCinema. Retrieved on 12 December 2008.
  5. ^ "South Korea Box Office January 1–7, 2007". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved on 12 December 2008.

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